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  • Mosul

    A reporter goes behind enemy lines in riveting ISIS doc. I was given a Vimeo screener of an ISIS documentary called “Mosul” from a fellow who is interested in my film criticism work. The fellow is director Daniel Gabriel, who… Read More ›

  • Teen Spirit

    A Star is Born, and Elle Fanning is that Star Recently, I’ve been given two Indies about rock stars and their ambitions. “Her Smell” was a fresh take on a 90s punk rock star and her drug addiction that nearly… Read More ›

  • The Curse of La Llorona

    Avoid this loud, bombastic, and idiotic Conjuring-type nightmare while you can I’m having trouble saying “La Llorona” the correct way, although I remember hearing the deceased great grandmother singing the song in Disney/Pixar’s “Coco.” So, that’s how I’m familiar with… Read More ›

  • Breakthrough

    A matter of life and death is given a persistent attitude The only religious movies I review nowadays are ones that are filled with ambition. Most of the time, I’ve been skipping them, because of how phony and poorly conceived… Read More ›

  • Ben-Hur

    Happy Birthday Dear Ben-Hur, Happy Birthday to You. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of its release, here’s my review of “Ben-Hur.” I honestly doubt today’s generation would watch the original 1959 “Ben-Hur” before seeing the new one. I did, and… Read More ›

  • Her Smell

    A junkie rock star ruins hers and everyone’s lives, but not for the audience. My father sometimes told me that if Janis Joplin stopped doing drugs, she would still be alive today. I acknowledge the fact that certain musicians and… Read More ›

  • Hellboy (2019)

    Bloody Hell, is this reboot violent and loud? I was having a small discussion the other day with a friend of my uncle’s. He was saying that he barely goes to the movies anymore, because of how everything has to… Read More ›

  • Little

    Little is too small to be Big. It’s no surprise that “Little” is like “Big” in reverse. In that movie, a kid becomes Tom Hanks because of a wish, and in this movie, Regina Hall becomes a kid because of… Read More ›

  • Missing Link

    Another charmer for Laika, if not a stop-motion masterpiece I’ve been curious about how movie-goers have been treating stop-motion animated films lately. For one thing, “Early Man,” a goofy Aardman entry, got stoned to death by the box office success… Read More ›

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Hollywood nostalgia can’t even save this stranger than fiction LA mystery There’s probably a good reason why “Under the Silver Lake” went from a Summer release to a Holiday release to a Spring release. And that reason would be this… Read More ›

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