El Conde

This vampire satire drinks some fresh blood. “El Conde” is the third vampire movie I have seen this year, after the charming “Renfield” and the boring “Last Voyage of the Demeter.” I’ve seen vampires in the forms of Tom Cruise… Read More ›


The most explosive movie of the year so far. Christopher Nolan has proven himself to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. One who knows the stakes, pushes himself to new limits, and isn’t afraid to work with… Read More ›

Flamin’ Hot

A not so dangerously cheesy take on how these snacks came into fruition. “Flamin’ Hot” tells the story of how Frito-Lays chips were changed forever because of the spicy hot flavors added to them. Richard Montañez is a Mexican-American laborer,… Read More ›


A concerto that fights the power. “Chevalier” is the true story about French musician Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, who became a virtuoso violinist in the 18th Century. He was born out of adultery between the married white plantation owner… Read More ›


The pieces of this puzzle game mostly fit. In the same weekend that “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” never succumbed to the game movie cliches in theaters, “Tetris” shows us the complications of bringing the puzzle video game Tetris… Read More ›

Boston Strangler

We need a good story for the papers. The second film version about the Boston Strangler comes to Hulu this week under the name “Boston Strangler.” What else? The killer has murdered 13 women in Boston between 1962 and 1964,… Read More ›

Jesus Revolution

Hippies and religion collide with more faith than depth. I imagine the religious crowd buying tickets to see “Jesus Revolution,” and why wouldn’t they? I may not that religious, but I still thank Jesus for giving me the faith and… Read More ›


A love letter to movies that’s shocking, vulgar, messy and outrageously entertaining. Before you go skimming to my rating of “Babylon,” I suggest you read my review before you go see it and snap at me for enjoying it. You… Read More ›

Call Jane

See how Elizabeth Banks joins the Jane Collective. In the breezy drama “Call Jane,” Elizabeth Banks stars as a traditional Chicago housewife named Joy in 1969, whose pregnancy threatens to give her congestive heart failure, and abortions were illegal at… Read More ›


Danielle Deadwyler fights the power in more ways than you know. “Till” is the true story about how a 14-year-old African American boy named Emmett Till was murdered by white people, after a white woman accused him of harassing her… Read More ›

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