With an outstanding ensemble cast and sharp writing to ground its outlandish subject matter, GLOW is a knockout.
In an already banner year for horror It Comes at Night is another ace, an exercise in restraint and mental terror. Continue reading ‘IT COMES AT NIGHT’ Excels At Psychological Horror
A look at why the sensational show feels so sluggish, and why that might change soon.
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O beautiful for spacious skies! The Americans returns for Season 5.
With horrors both real and metaphorical, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut is a Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner from hell.
Want a leg up in your Oscar pool? I alone (on the site) have seen all fifteen nominated shorts.
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2016 was a chance to discover new stories and new voices.
Director Denzel Washington is smart enough to let the material and the performances speak for themselves in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses gives some of Shakespeare’s least beloved plays a Game of Thrones twist on the way to a bloody Benedict Cumberbatch-centered finale.
Continue reading ‘THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES’ Gives Shakespeare a Modern Twist
Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is a film of unique grace and nuance.