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Film Reviews

Bonus Film Review: Ghostbusters

Over the past year or so, a lot of hysterical men succeeded in making me ashamed of my own gender over the new reboot...

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...

Jungle Lug

Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of Tarzan of the Apes, was never the most skilled wordsmith, but as science-fiction writer Jack DeVitt said, “When...

Stangled Web

Hmmm, what do we make of men writing all the R-rated female-centric comedies these days? Look at Neighbors 2, the upcoming Bad Moms, and...

Pet Sounds

The Secret Life of Pets is the latest animated film from the outfit Illumination Entertainment, which made the Despicable Me films. Indeed, it shares...

Body Issues

I seldom feel like I’m running out of words, but we’re at the end of a month where I’ve reviewed one movie about hotel...

The BFG: The Bigger They Are …

A few months ago, many observers were stunned when Mark Rylance won the Oscar for Best Supporting actor for his work on Bridge of...

The Neon Demon: Fashion Victims

Maybe you heard that Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon caused boos and walkouts at Cannes. Sometimes it seems like every movie does that,...
The Phenom

The Phenom: Mental Games

You’ve seen Johnny Simmons around. The almost unbearably cute 29-year-old Dallas product has distinguished himself in Hollywood as the doomed boyfriend in Jennifer’s Body,...

Blue Tang Clan

Maybe you heard rumors about a human lesbian couple turning up in Pixar’s Finding Dory. I was prepared to ignore the issue, but it...