[Review] ‘REBECCA’ brings sex appeal, soapy drama and not much else

[Review] ‘REBECCA’ brings sex appeal, soapy drama and not much else

Ben Wheatley’s take on the 1938 Gothic novel by English author Dame Daphne du Maurier, whose work was also adapted in 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock.

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‘THE WITCHES’ Review: Anne Hathaway Conjures Camp In Robert Zemeckis’ Revival

‘THE WITCHES’ Review: Anne Hathaway Conjures Camp In Robert Zemeckis’ Revival

Anne Hathaway is bewitching in what’s probably Robert Zemeckis’ best film in years.

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[Interview] Director Ben Wheatley Collaboratively Weaves Textural Details Into ‘REBECCA’

[Interview] Director Ben Wheatley Collaboratively Weaves Textural Details Into ‘REBECCA’

Director Ben Wheatley discusses his collaboration with costume designer Julian Day and cinematographer Laurie Rose.

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[Video Interview] ‘S#!%HOUSE’ filmmaker-actor Cooper Raiff analyzes the emotional pieces of his directorial debut

[Video Interview] ‘S#!%HOUSE’ filmmaker-actor Cooper Raiff analyzes the emotional pieces of his directorial debut

Preston Barta // Features Editor With his breathlessly intimate and funny directorial debut, IFC Films’ SHITHOUSE, Cooper Raiff takes a commonly told story and puts a fresh spin on it.  The film follows a gloomy college freshman (Raiff) as he builds a strong connection with his resident assistant (Dylan Gelula) during...

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‘WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE’ cont’d: ‘NOCTURNE’ and ‘EVIL EYE’ a thrilling but familiar duet

‘WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE’ cont’d: ‘NOCTURNE’ and ‘EVIL EYE’ a thrilling but familiar duet

‘NOCTURNE’ and ‘EVIL EYE’ are not quite as strong as a pairing as ‘THE LIE’ and ‘BLACK BOX,’ but they still provide plenty of thrills to keep you excited about the final four entries in 2021.

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‘FRENCH EXIT’ #NYFF58 review: Michelle Pfeiffer stars as depressed rich white lady – and it should be better

‘FRENCH EXIT’ #NYFF58 review: Michelle Pfeiffer stars as depressed rich white lady – and it should be better

Courtney Howard // Film Critic FRENCH EXIT Rated R, 110 minutes Directed by: Azazel Jacobs Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Valerie Mahaffey, Danielle Macdonald, Susan Coyne, Imogen Poots, Isaach De Bankolé FRENCH EXIT is one of those films that forces the audience to ask where it’s going and why we should care...

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[Review] ‘FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION,’ an incisive showcase for Radha Blank and artists in general

[Review] ‘FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION,’ an incisive showcase for Radha Blank and artists in general

Radha Blank’s film never sinks to sentimental territory, but she does show the effect of what happens when an artist’s vision becomes compromised

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Netflix campfire: ‘BLY MANOR’ builds toward haunting romance, ‘OVER THE MOON’ shoots too high

Netflix campfire: ‘BLY MANOR’ builds toward haunting romance, ‘OVER THE MOON’ shoots too high

Whether you’re looking for a movie night out (masked up, of course) or embracing the couch potato lifestyle, Netflix has some offerings.

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3 from Criterion: ‘TONI’, ‘BRUTE FORCE’ and ‘THE NAKED CITY’

3 from Criterion: ‘TONI’, ‘BRUTE FORCE’ and ‘THE NAKED CITY’

‘TONI’ and ‘THE NAKED CITY’ offer prelude, interlude to Italian Neorealism, while ‘BRUTE FORCE’ is a suicide mission on prison reform.

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[Interview] Music is at the heart of Pixar’s ‘SOUL’

[Interview] Music is at the heart of Pixar’s ‘SOUL’

There are two distinct and unique soundtracks happening simultaneously in Pixar’s SOUL. How they did it required movie magic.

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‘THE WAR WITH GRANDPA’ Review: Bombs Away

‘THE WAR WITH GRANDPA’ Review: Bombs Away

De Niro goes from DIRTY GRANDPA to igniting a battle of the wits (or witless) in THE WAR WITH GRANDPA.

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‘WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE’: First 2 stories in genre film anthology lay down solid foundation

‘WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE’: First 2 stories in genre film anthology lay down solid foundation

‘BLACK BOX’ and ‘THE LIE’ are an exceptional opening night act for what’s sure to be a great movie event.

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[Review] A trio of political documentaries to rock the vote, including ‘THE WAY I SEE IT’, ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT’ and ‘ALL IN’

[Review] A trio of political documentaries to rock the vote, including ‘THE WAY I SEE IT’, ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT’ and ‘ALL IN’

A musical president, a trolling photographer, and voter suppression – three political docs to see ahead of this year’s election.

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[Review] ‘THE SECRETS WE KEEP’ a tale of trauma, revenge in ’50s slice-of-life America

[Review] ‘THE SECRETS WE KEEP’ a tale of trauma, revenge in ’50s slice-of-life America

Noomi Rapace may no longer be the girl with the dragon tattoo, but her latest character carries a vengeful demeanor all the same.

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[Review] ‘KAJILLIONAIRE’ a rare breed of subtle comedy that engages your heart and mind

[Review] ‘KAJILLIONAIRE’ a rare breed of subtle comedy that engages your heart and mind

‘KAJILLIONAIRE’ is a story of two people becoming friends and nothing more. For that, the film is priceless.

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[Review] ‘UTOPIA’ a disturbingly prescient binge with ‘GONE GIRL’ author Gillian Flynn pulling the strings

[Review] ‘UTOPIA’ a disturbingly prescient binge with ‘GONE GIRL’ author Gillian Flynn pulling the strings

‘UTOPIA’ may not be comfortable viewing considering current circumstances. Still, it is a visual page-turner that flips the script on geek fandom and those who have spent endless hours obsessing over a piece of media.

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[Fresh on 4K] ‘THE GOONIES’ a new rendering that’s more of a booby trap than a treasure

[Fresh on 4K] ‘THE GOONIES’ a new rendering that’s more of a booby trap than a treasure

Following the 35th Anniversary release of GREMLINS last year, Warner Bros gives the same treatment to another iconic generational classic in 4K UHD… THE GOONIES. Yet unlike with GREMLINS, fans may want to think twice about double-dipping for this one.

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[REVIEW] ‘The Devil All the Time’ a gothic tale bolstered by one hell of an ensemble

[REVIEW] ‘The Devil All the Time’ a gothic tale bolstered by one hell of an ensemble

Gritty and gothic, ‘THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME’ is not a pleasing watch. But a talented cast playing deplorables is just enough to spark interest.

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‘ENOLA HOLMES’ Review: Netflix’s Relatively Steadied Series Starter

‘ENOLA HOLMES’ Review: Netflix’s Relatively Steadied Series Starter

Courtney Howard // Film Critic ENOLA HOLMES Rated PG-13, 123 minutes Directed by: Harry Bradbeer Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Louis Partridge, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter Adapted from the first of six novels by author Nancy Springer, director Harry Bradbeer’s ENOLA HOLMES is as if NANCY DREW was redone in...

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