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Beautiful Boy stars Timothée Chalamet (left) as Nic Sheff and Steve Carell (right) as David Sheff. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Beautiful Boy Explores Drug Addiction

October 24, 2018

By Helen Stevenson When Nic Sheff tried methamphetamines for the first time, he said the world went from black and white to Technicolor. It is a world he is desperate to escape to and one his father is desperat...

The Stanford Prison Experiment is based off of American psychologist and Stanford professor Philip Zimbardo's real experiment (Courtesy of Facebook).

The Stanford Prison Experiment is Strikingly Unsettling

October 17, 2018

By Isha Khawaja While some may enjoy horror films like The Shining, Psycho or It, I found The Stanford Prison Experiment to be the creepiest of the horror film genre. The Stanford Prison Experi...

Tom Hardy stars as Venom in the title role Venom. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Venom Is an Unfortunate Callback

October 17, 2018

As formulaic as the modern superhero film might be, at least it generally works. Hardly any of the countless cape-centric flicks that fill the theaters are genuinely great, but the rest are fun. It is...

Lady Gaga (left) and Bradley Cooper (right) star in A Star is Born. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Cooper and Gaga Give New Luster to A Star

October 17, 2018

By Helen Stevenson A Star is Born (A Star) is a story that has been told before. The film has graced the Hollywood big screen three times already: with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in 1937, Judy Garla...

Thriller, Bad Times at the El Royale released October 16, 2018. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Bad Times at the El Royale Embraces Noir Escapism

October 17, 2018

By Greg Mysogland While it has been six years since the release of his first directorial effort, The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard has still been a consistent presence on viewers’ screens.  ...

Riz Ahmed (left) and Jake Gyllenhaall (right) perform as Hermann Kermit Warm and John Morris in The Sisters Brothers. (Courtesy of Facebook)

The Sisters Brothers: A Western Canon

October 3, 2018

By Matt Dillon  French director Jacques Audiard helms the film adaptation of the Western novel, The Sisters Brothers. Starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as the titular duo, the film follows the dark...

Scorsese, Marshall, Rymsza, Murawski, Bogdanovich, Neville, and Jones at the New York Film Festival. (Ryan Di Corpo/The Fordham Ram)

Welles Unleashed in Long-Awaited Film

October 3, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo When Orson Welles died in 1985, he left behind perhaps the most august, irreproachable reputation of any director of his generation. He also left behind a film. Welles is known mainly ...

Emma Thompson (left) and Stanley Tucci (right) perform in film The Children Act. (Courtesy of Facebook)

The Children Act Choked

September 26, 2018

By Matt Dillon The British medical and courtroom drama The Children Act offers an interesting premise but squanders its potential. Based on the Ian McEwan novel, the film follows judge Fiona Maye, played ...

Nicolas Cage (above) and Andrea Riseborough star Pasmos Cosmatos’s Mandy, which portrays “intentional societal outcasts.” (Courtesy of Facebook)

Mandy Takes You on a Surreal, Enthralling Ride

September 26, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds More than most movies, director Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy is a pure audiovisual experience. The aesthetic is uncompromising, grabbing your senses and transporting you thro...

Netflix Animation

Bojack Horseman Painfully Depicts Reality

September 26, 2018

By Briana Scalia Few shows can get away with as much as “Bojack Horseman” has managed to do. In the past four seasons, this animated comedy has become a staple of Netflix’s original lineup. The sho...

Finn Jones stars in Marvel's Iron Fist. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Iron Fist’s Season Premiere is a Martial Arts Adventure

September 19, 2018

By Greg Mysogland While not all of Marvel’s collaborations with Netflix have been as universally praised as the first seasons of "Daredevil"and "Jessica Jones,"  it’s safe to say that none wer...

Three Identical Strangers was released June 29, 2018. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Three Identical Strangers: A horrifying and inappropriate documentary

September 19, 2018

By Matt Dillon The new documentary Three Identical Strangers follows the harrowing story of three triplets separated at birth by their adoption agency, only to discover each other decades later. T...

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