Review – The Endless (2017)

by Old King Clancy

A few years ago there was little sci-fi horror flick called Resolution, the first film from filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. I checked it out recently after realizing it was a semi-prequel to their latest work, The Endless. Resolution was a strange, slow-burning movie that revealed itself to be based around dealing with repeating time-loops and the blurring of each new reality. I enjoyed the film, but I did not come anywhere close to understanding it. By contrast, The Endless not only expands upon these ideas, but gives greater context to what’s been happening across both films. It’s still strange and confusing, but in a more digestible way.

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Review – Widows (2018)

by Armando Vanegas

Steve McQueen’s Widows is a very entertaining time as it feels like a throwback to the older dramas that used to be a big deal before superhero movies and franchises were a thing. If you want to see great actors doing their thing while a great director does his best job at being artful while being contained in a mainstream bubble, then this is the movie for you. A lot of the ads made this look like a big action-packed heist movie and just know that it’s not that. If you’ve seen any of McQueen’s other movies, you know what to expect from him here. It’s more of a slow burn character study about how three women are forced to break out of their shells created by their now deceased husbands through their crimes by way of financial stability. While that might seem heavy, it’s engrossing from beginning to end thanks to great performances and McQueen’s directing.

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Review – All These Small Moments (2019)

Molly Ringwald & More Deliver Big Performances & Heart in the Film ‘All These Small Moments’

by Nile Fortner

Molly Ringwald is back with a talented cast that includes 2014’s The Guest star Brendan Meyer, Girls TV show star Jemima Kirke, and director Kevin Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith, in Melissa Miller Costanzo’s directorial debut.  Costanzo, who has worked in the art department for such films as The Fighter and Precious, gives us a look at young Howie who has had a rough year. He broke his arm, he along with his brother have to deal with their parents unraveling marriage, and the only thing that keeps Howie going is his love for a mysterious woman.

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Review – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

by Armando Vanegas

For as financially and culturally successful as the Harry Potter books and movies were, the first Fantastic Beasts movie seemed to have the shelf life of a forgettable CBS procedural, which might actually be redundant. It was somehow really successful but it seems to not really have any cultural relevance. Like I remember seeing it, but in the words of one of my favorite podcasts, Blank Check with Griffin and David, it’s not a movie that exists. This theory is also supported by the fact that that no one else seems to ever talk about it enough to stand out in anyone’s memory. Aside from the beasts, Colin Farrell as the villain, and Dan Fogler as Jacob, I’m hard pressed to find anything that stood out in that previous movie.

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