Reviews: Mandy (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: At its core, despite being unreservedly far out, Mandy is a pretty conventional revenge story. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Panos Cosmatos’ drug-fueled revenge flick is a heavy metal giallo with imagery seemingly inspired by a custom van mural painted by Frank Frazetta and a Nicolas Cage performance for the ages. This witchy, satanic throwback to the 80’s trumps most actual horror movies of the era… [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Mandy is awesome in the purest sense of the word, […]

Reviews: Book Club (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The film is a lot of fun. It’s just a joy seeing these women work together, and they deliver charming and thoughtful performances with plenty of killer line deliveries. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: Book Club will obviously delight its target audience, but its authenticity should also entertain their children and open eyes to the fact that their parents aren’t quite dead yet. It may not be perfect, but it is commendably sincere. frank ochieng @ […]

Reviews: Peppermint (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Excerpt: Peppermint is lifeless, and not merely because of its excessive depiction of loss of life. [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Despite Jennifer Garner’s best efforts, the film gives her nothing to do. It’s a bad action movie that also happens to exploit troubling stereotypes. Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Not only is this fear-mongering rhetoric at its laziest, but it’s also a poorly-constructed action film that does no one any favors Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Jennifer Garner does […]

Reviews: Thoroughbreds (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: The reason the movie is such an irresistible poison apple is that Finley is fully aware of how alluring this world is. [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Thoroughbreds is a twisted and darkly funny coming-of-age debut film about what it means to be evil. JD Duran @ insessionfilm.com Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: A twisty murder mystery full of intrigue and surprises. Kristy Puchko @ Pajiba.com Excerpt: Finley’s script delivers a black bitter humor that […]

Reviews: Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Laying out the sequence of events that caused an entire city to be knowingly poisoned while corporate interests were served is a smart and bracing tactic for illustrating the corruption of American democracy.

Reviews: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: This surprisingly charming mix of Harry Potter, “A Christmas Story” and “Hugo” has enough creepiness for the kids while adults can enjoy the Addams Family by way of Tim Burton production design and Blanchett’s amusing eccentricity. [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Horror director Eli Roth, playing nice here with a family film, channels the early ’80s classics (E.T., The Goonies) to tell a story of another outcast kid coming to terms with a new situation. Themes champion individuality, […]

Reviews: Life Itself (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Dan Fogelman proves that gimmicks like his all-these-people-are-connected surprise of the ‘This Is Us’ pilot work when they can be expanded upon on TV but not when that’s all he’s got within a theatrical run time. [New] | Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Life Itself is this year’s Collateral Beauty

Reviews: The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe Excerpt: I’m angry. That’s literally the only emotion I can put on paper because I have no clue what the purpose of this film is. Kristy Puchko @ CBR.com Excerpt: “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” bogs itself down with stale archetypes, predictable tropes, and of course the requisite tease of another sequel. [New] | Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews Excerpt: Although filled with dazzling special effects, the film repeats those icy ones too much. […]

Reviews: White Boy Rick (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Excerpt: White Boy Rick gets some mileage out of [its] premise, but it never fully sells its sympathies. [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: White Boy Rick benefits greatly from not relying on the same rise-and-fall formula we’ve seen in many other crime epics. It’s a patient, intimate look at poverty and the failings of the justice system, which rests on some wonderful, authentic performances. Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Yann Demange’s film is more character study than a traditional rise and […]

Reviews: A Simple Favor (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews [New] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality and Practice Excerpt: A female daring duo spread chaos in suburbia. [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: A Simple Favor is a darkly funny and campy mystery thriller anchored by stellar performances by Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Paul Feig’s latest is one of his best. It’s a welcome change of pace that doesn’t let us forget his skills at comedy while […]