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Professor Marston: Golden Ropes

Sometimes, a high-profile film is followed by a movie on a related subject intended to capitalize on the first movie's expected success. (Remember 12...

Marshall Law

When black Americans were wrongly imprisoned in the 1930s and ’40s, there was one phrase that would give them hope they might get justice:...

Blade Runner 2049: One of Us

The original Blade Runner was a box-office flop when it came out in 1981. Sometimes this gets forgotten about movies that acquire the reputation...

Battle of the Sexes: King of the Court

No, no, no! It wasn’t supposed to be this way! The first woman presidential candidate was supposed to handily beat an unqualified sexist loudmouth...

Lady Macbeth: Yet Here’s a Spot

One reason behind the Samuel L. Jackson-caused scrape this past spring over black British actors portraying African-Americans in American movies is that there’s not...

Oh God, mother! Blood! Blood!

My movie reviews have been in hibernation for a couple of weeks, but mother! is well worth coming out of it for. After all,...

Ingrid Goes West: #madlove

Well, now that "social media influencer" is an actual job title, people who call themselves that are now inviting targets for satire. Ingrid Goes...

Good Time: Red Dye

While us film critics are busy writing up the glittering success that Kristen Stewart has had after the Twilight series (and yes, that includes...

Brigsby Bear: Fanfic

You probably know Kyle Mooney as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he plays nerds and needy guys in perfectly capable fashion....

Logan Lucky: Look Who’s Back

First off, Logan Lucky isn’t a sequel to Logan; you won’t find any X-Men here. It is, however, the welcome return to filmmaking by...