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  • The Trip to Spain

    “The Trip to Spain” is the third chapter of the popular British Indie series that stars Steve Coogan and Brydon as themselves traveling to different countries, while having authentic meals, doing impressions on famous actors, and seeing the sights. Those… Read More ›

  • The Layover

    I barely watch bad Indie films these days, because I’d like to focus on the awful big name pictures to prevent sequels from happening. But I’ve gotten word about “The Layover,” and I’d figured I should do my duty as… Read More ›

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Re-released in theaters for its 40th Anniversary. I’ve decided to travel back in time to see Steven Spielberg’s 1977 classic “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” And I have to tell you: this ranks with some of the absolute best… Read More ›

  • Poltergeist

    Director Tobe Hooper has sadly passed away. This is my review of his movie “Poltergeist,” which I wrote on my old website in 2015. Here’s the opening to “Poltergeist”: a little girl named Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) wakes up at… Read More ›

  • Patti Cake$

    “Patti Cake$” never overdoses on its features: wannabe rap stars, alcoholic mothers, harsh lives, and dreams. It’s a solid movie that keeps you going, even in its downfalls. Danielle Macdonald (The East,” “Every Secret Thing”) plays Patti, a 23-year-old aspiring… Read More ›

  • Good Time

    There’s a lot of ambition going on in “Good Time,” a bizarre crime drama, directed by the Safdie brothers (Benny and Josh). It starts off provocative, middles nice, but finishes off confusing and murky. I wanted to like it, but… Read More ›

  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” the famous Arnold Schwarzenegger sequel directed by James Cameron, has been given a 3D re-release. I won’t review it in 3D, because it wouldn’t make any difference, but I can give you my review of it… Read More ›

  • Blade Runner (1982)

    Ridley Scott’s 1982 futuristic thriller “Blade Runner” is a bold and visionary experience. You just love looking at the skyscrapers, the crappy streets, the rainy environments,  the flying ships, and the Hong Kong neon signs. You also love hearing the… Read More ›

  • Brigsby Bear

    As far as I know, there has never been movie like “Brigsby Bear.” It’s a smart and unusual comedy about a guy fascinated with a TV character nobody has ever heard of. Why? Because he never existed. But now I’ve… Read More ›

  • Logan Lucky

    My mother just told me she hasn’t heard of “Logan Lucky,” a comedy crime caper from director Steven Soderbergh. I’m not sure how it will financially perform at the box office, since August is the slowest month for movies, and… Read More ›

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