Review: Mank (2020)

Holed up in the remote North Verde Ranch in California’s Mojave Desert and nursing a broken leg, veteran screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman), acclaimed and notorious in equal measure, scratches awa...

Review: The Craft: Legacy (2020)

There’s no reason a long lead sequel to The Craft couldn’t work. The 1996 teen witch supernatural thriller is a cult classic for a reason, and of all the goth/horror cinema that came out in the mid-’...

Review: Antebellum (2020)

The first 40 minutes or so of Antebellum is straight-up torture porn. That’s not a term I throw around lightly. Indeed, it’s not a term I use much, as its chief function is to delegitimize the sur...

Review: An American Pickle (2020)

In the early 20th century, Jewish immigrant Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen) is accidentally knocked into a vat of brine at the Brooklyn pickle factory where he works. Preserved for a century, he is awakened in...

Review: Ad Astra (2019)

If you don’t sort yourself out, you will die alone five billion miles from home. That, in the shell of a nut, is the central thesis of Ad Astra, the new film from writer/ director James Gray, The Lost City of Z...

Review: The New Mutants (2020)

After her village is wiped out by what appears to be a savage storm, young Cheyenne Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) awakens in a school/ hospital/ prison for young mutants run by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga). D...

Review: Candyman (1992)

Grad student Helen Lyle’s (Virginia Madsen) investigations into urban legends for her final thesis leads her to the notorious Chicago housing project of Cabrini-Green and the urban folktale of The Candyman (To...

Review: Greyhound (2020)

1942: The United States has entered World War II, and as the Battle of the Atlantic rages, countless civilian ships pour into the UK laden with men and materiel. The convoys are lightly protected by armed mili...

The King of Staten Island (2020)

When you use that title structure, you’re kind of making a promise to your audience, whether they’re conscious of it or not. The obvious allusion is to 1972’s The King of Marvin Gardens, Bob Rafelson’s down...