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Review: Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Plenty of indie films aim to be something Lynchian--a mix often combining surreal horror, melodrama, noir, and dashes of absurd comedy--by striking an odd mood or by adding splashes of the unexplainable to their own works. Often these attem...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Blood on Her Name

Blood on Her Name is a film of backroads, barns, trailers, and barrooms. It's dark, grimy, and bruised from the offset. The world it inhabits is depressed and desperate, the kind of world where everyone is a victim of their own circumstance...

 
 
 
 
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Megan Fox to be handcuffed to dead husband in Till Death

Jennifer's Body was an all right movie. It got a lot of hate when it first landed, probably because horror/comedies are usually written off as dumb by people who just wanted a straight horror flick. Others have since tried to rehabilitate i...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The 2019 Golden Cages: Best Screenplay

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks leading...

 
 
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Review: Come to Daddy

As the credits roll for Come to Daddy the first thing that comes on screen is a "Based on an idea" credit for director Ant Timpson. Those usually roll by when a screenplay is developed by a writer based on some story idea that came up ...

 
 
 
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Blood on Her Name trailer offers some tense backcountry noir

Here we have a sweaty, low-income slice of noir with a trailer for Blood on Her Name. There's something about Southern Gothic imagery that always gets me. The tarnished look of the world, the beaten trucks and more beaten people, it remind...

 
 
 
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The Golden Cages: Most Underrated Movie

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks leading u...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clarice is CBS' sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs

Though it received a feature follow-up in the form of Ridley Scott's Hannibal in 2001, Jonathan Demme's positively-iconic thriller The Silence of the Lambs will be getting a small-screen sequel in Clarice, a new series coming to CBS. 

 
 
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Alex Garland's Devs looks to give us a menacing Nick Offerman

It might not be the most obvious opinion, but I consider Alex Garland a househould name. Giving us one of the best films of 2015 with Ex Machina and then the best film of 2018 with his Jeff VanderMeer adaptation Annihilation, Garland has p...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Queen & Slim

Early on in Queen & Slim, after our inciting event of police brutality sets our titular duo on the run, a character greets the pair with the line "weell, if it isn't the black Bonnie and Clyde." The analogy is an easy one to draw, both ...

 
 
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Review: The Good Liar

For the most part, I was completely engrossed by The Good Liar. A watertight plot, compelling performances from Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren -- their best outside their usual roles. To me, it seemed to herald an earlier time when a detec...

 
 
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Review: 21 Bridges

With today's biggest movies often taking us to distant galaxies or featuring superhuman brawls, it doesn't seem often that we get big budget, glossy films about... regular people. Where's the tense thriller about plumbers rushing around in ...

 
 
 
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Red Handed trailer sows a cultish family mystery

A dead patriarch, disturbed brother, missing child, mysterious lake, and secret pagan cult are a lot to stuff into one movie. It's like a plot pierogi ready to burst--but Red Handed is willing to risk spilling that hot potato filling all o...

 
 
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Review: Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is a strange thing. Part a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's seminal film The Shining and part an adaptation of Stephen King's seminal book The Shining it sits in an awkward spot. See, the film and the book have drasti...

 
 
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Jeremy Saulnier's next film to star John Boyega

It's been awhile since we heard what Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier's been up to. 2018's Hold the Dark was a low-key Netflix feature, while the director helmed two episodes of True Detective's third season this past January. With ...

 
 
 
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Booze and gun violence always mix in trailer for Bloody Marie

There are all sorts of ways to overcome an alcohol dependency--self-help books, therapy, Alcoholics Anonymous. One method covered much too rarely, however, is vigilante violence. Sometimes all you have to do is shoot a gangster with a flar...

 
 
 
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Some rich idiot drops $200,000 on the ax from The Shining

We've all been there: You're in the final seconds of an eBay auction, and suddenly some sniper out to make your life miserable ratchets the price beyond what you know is reasonable. Your guts are boiling with fury. You're not thinking strai...

 
 




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Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 

Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"

 

The Assistant"The unsung heroes"

 

The Times of Bill Cunningham"If you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do, kid"

 

Enter the Fat Dragon"A.K.A. Yakuza: The Movie"

 

Come to Daddy"Daddy issues"

 

Cupid"I like you, but I don't 'like' like you"

 

Gretel & Hansel"Stop me if you've heard this one before..."

 

The Rhythm Section"The beat does not go on"

 

Sundance Downhill"Imagine Marriage Story in the Mountains but even less funny"

 

Sundance Wendy"Beasts of the Southern Neverland "

 

The Turning"Turn your eyes away"

 

The Gentlemen"Laws of the Jungle"

 

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens - Season One"She's still Nora from the block"

 

Color Out of Space"Nicolas Cage milks an alpaca"

 

Bad Boys for Life"Bay to the bone"

 
 
 
 
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