Brilliant But Also A Little Too Long There’s a lot I love about John Wick 3: Parabellum, beginning with the first scene. John Wick — played by Keanu Reeves, of course — kills a bad guy with a book. He just props it up on a table and places the base of the guy’s skull…
Pet Sematary Remake 2019 Vs. The 1989 Original: About The Same Pet Sematary is beautifully acted, suspensefully paced, competently staged, and overall is pretty successful at delivering that chilling sense of unease and redolent grossness that the best adaptations of Stephen King’s horror stories do. Yet its departures from the source material and from the…
Movie Seems To Be A Takedown Of Disney Disney I went into Dumbo expecting to compare it against Tim Burton’s output of the late 2000s (favorable, incidentally) or to explore what happens when a director with a particular style directs a film for a company with such an established house style of its own. Instead,…
Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Provides A Template For A New Auteur Era UNIVERSAL PICTURES The pressure to repeat yourself as a director, especially when your debut feature is as successful as Get Out was, must be intense. In his follow up, Us, Jordan Peele’s ability to maintain style without repeating content, to give us what we…
The Perfect Period Piece For 2018 Fox Searchlight From The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos and writers Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara comes The Favourite, at long last a movie about kings and queens and regal ladies that doesn’t venerate the monarchy. It feels like the period piece I’ve always wanted. Prolific British television actor Olivia…
A Perfectly Cast Fertility Story Netflix (Editor’s note: This review was originally published after we attended a screening of the film earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. We’re republishing it today, Friday, October 5th, 2018, because it debuts via streaming on Netflix today.) Private Life, from writer/director Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of…
‘Border’ Is A Strange, Singular Wonder Neon/Fantastic Fest If ever there was a film that was perfect for Fantastic Fest, it would be Border, from Swedish director Ali Abbasi. Written by Isabella Eklöf, adapting from a story by John Ajvide Lindqvist (the same formula that gave us Let The Right One In) Border is too…
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