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Get Out: I Am Not Your Negro

Historically, horror movies have not been a black thing. This is probably because, as many people before me have pointed out, real life for...

Housing Balloon

The best part of Pixar's new movie Up comes early on. The film starts with its main character, Carl Fredericksen, as a little boy...

Extreme Job: Chicken Cops

I was waiting my whole life for someone to make a movie about fried chicken. I didn’t know that until I actually saw Extreme...

Thor: Good God Almighty

Everyone seems surprised that Kenneth Branagh is directing Thor. Well, I’m not. True, he made his name directing and starring in a string of...

A Simple Favor: The Vanishing of Emily

I’ll admit I enjoyed A Simple Favor more than I expected to. That’s probably because I read the Darcey Bell thriller novel that it’s...

Crouching Tiger, Eating Panda

The latest animated family film from DreamWorks Animation, Kung Fu Panda is not as much fun as Kung Fu Hustle, but it's much better...

Tarantino-esque

In the way that sharks come with remoras and roadkill with crows, Quentin Tarantino films are usually followed with a tail of aesthetic imitators...

Rogue One: Suicide Squad

At the risk of boasting, back when Disney and Lucasfilm announced the plot of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, I sniffed out how...

Boxer Willie

You should always be suspicious of homeless dramas that star Oscar-nominated Hollywood actors. There are so many different ways that such movies can go...

Suspiria: Dance of Death

First, a confession: I’m not a big fan of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. The production design and the music in the 1977 horror film are...