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Movie Review: ‘High Flying Bird’

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Directed by: Stephen Soderbergh Starring: Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz, and Sonja Sohn Plot: A basketball agent struggles to make deals during a player lockout Review: Director Stephen Soderbergh never met a camera he didn’t want to… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek’

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Directed by: Henry Dunham Starring: James Badge Dale, Patrick Fischler, and Chris Mulkey Plot: A militia holds up in their headquarters when they suspect one of their members of being a mass shooter. Review: Speaking as… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

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Directed by: Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Zawe Ashton Plot: A supernatural force associated with recently discovered paintings target movers and shakers of the art world. Review: Let it be said, that Jake Gyllenhaal commits 100%… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Summer of 84’

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Directed by: Françouis Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell Starring: Graham Verchere, Tiera Skovbye, and Rich Somner Plot: A group of friends believe their neighbor may be a serial killer Review: It has been said… Continue reading

Criterion Channel Movie of the Week: ‘Mikey and Nicky’

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On November 29th, 2018, FilmStruck was killed. FilmStruck was a movie streaming app that specialized in actually curating a library of must-sees. It including offerings from the Criterion Collection, Turner Classic Movies, and… Continue reading

Rick’s Top 30 Movies of 2018

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The following list is based on US release dates. Sometimes those foreign flicks and festival darlings have a lot of crossover from year to year. 30. Izzy Gets the F-ck Across Town Izzy… Continue reading

The Dark Universe: What Could Have Been

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“The Mummy wasn’t what I wanted it to be.” That is Alex Kurtzman, who was chosen to oversee the Dark Universe for Universal Pictures, talking to The Hollywood Reporter about his movie, The Mummy. You know… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot’

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Directed by: Robert D. Krzykowski Starring: Sam Elliot, Ron Livingston, and Caitlin FitzGerald Plot: A WWII veteran who killed Hitler in secret is enlisted by the CIA to hunt Bigfoot. Review: The Man Who Killed Hitler… Continue reading

The Pull List: Seasonal Model

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The Pull List started as a weekly spotlight on interesting new releases, but it has since redirected that spotlight to random thoughts about characters, storylines, and other comic book elements. I have had an… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Vox Lux’

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Directed by: Brady Corbet Starring: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, and Raffey Cassidy Plot: After a traumatic event, a teenager skyrockets to pop music fan Review: Stars aren’t born. They are hot air set ablaze so we… Continue reading