Murder on the Orient Express is a wasted opportunity

Since the release of her classic 1934 novel, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express has been adapted as television shows, computer games, radio shows, and of course, movies. Now, 43 years after its...

Understanding the uncanny

In the second English-language film, and fifth feature-length film of his career, director Yorgos Lanthimos continues to create weird cinema that analyzes the human condition. The Killing of a Sacred Deer follows the trials...

Thor: Ragnarok redeems the MCU, and breaks formulas

The only reason I went to see Thor: Ragnarok, knowing I disliked the character, and was completely burnt out on super heroes, was because Taika Waititi was attached to the project as director. I’d...

Blade Runner 2049 is drawn-out, but impressive

Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to the 1982 sci-fi juggernaut Blade Runner is as grand as its predecessor. Aesthetically, viewers will find more of the original. Broad cityscapes portray a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, riddled with garbage...

Loving Vincent is breathtaking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRDSTw6mNwY Released on September 22, 2017, Loving Vincent is an independent film that has taken both the film and fine art industries by storm. It is the world’s first film composed entirely of painted animation....

1922 is probably not for you

1922, a Netflix original production based on a short story by Stephen King, feels surprisingly fresh, but falls short of moving beyond the clamoring created by a myriad of releases simultaneously demanding our attention. Unlike...

Wind River is more than it appears

Wind River is an engrossing (yet not perfect) thriller, and the third in the trilogy of modern Western films written by Taylor Sheridan after Sicario and Hell or High Water. It’s also the first...

Gerald’s Game ain’t that much fun

Hot on the heels of IT’s theatrical release this summer, the direct-to-Netflix Gerald’s Game marks the second time in just as many months Stephen King’s name has popped up on the credits of a...

Kingsman 2 doesn’t realize it’s supposed to be silly

2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was fun mostly because of its self-awareness. Following a plot laid down by Mark Millar in a series of comic books penned two years earlier, the rags-to-riches teen spy...

Queens of the Stone Age release long awaited seventh studio album

Villains, Queens of the Stone Age’s long-awaited seventh studio album, has been in the works since January 2014. After months with no news, and the band going on hiatus to work on separate projects,...

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