Girl Picture (2022)

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Girl Picture (2022)

I learned early in my life, thanks to the late-great World Book encyclopedia, that there are some parts of the northern world in which the sun never rises above the horizon for several months out the year.  The closer that you are to the Arctic Circle, the longer the period will last.  This is something […]

| August 18, 2022
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I Love My Dad (2022)

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I Love My Dad (2022)

James Morosini’s I Love My Dad is a wonderful comedy of escalating embarrassment.  It takes a simple idea and balloons it up into broad comedy so tense that, during the climax, I almost couldn’t look at the screen.  It involves a father trying to connect with his son by creating an online persona so they can […]

| August 17, 2022
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Hypochondriac (2022)

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Hypochondriac (2022)

Addison Heimann’s psychological horror drama Hypochondriac is the kind of movie that, as a critic, I find it difficult to describe in words, you watch it, you don’t explain it.  That might work in terms of the movie but it does not bode well for a review.  I could almost stop here and say, don’t […]

| August 5, 2022
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Spiderhead (2022)

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Spiderhead (2022)

Nothing thrills me like science fiction about ideas, and very little frustrates me like seeing those ideas presented in a provoking way and then run through routine action movie cliches.  Such is the problem with Netflix’s Spiderhead a movie that boasts a rising young director in Joseph Kosinsky (fresh off of Top Gun: Maverick) and a […]

| July 1, 2022
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Citizen Ashe (2021)

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Citizen Ashe (2021)

When I was a kid in the late 70s and early 80s, I was never tennis-oriented, or for that matter sport-oriented.  Tennis was an interesting part of the television tapestry – the people programming the new fledgling cable channel HBO seemed obsessed with it.  I was, however, aware of the Mount Rushmore of players, which […]

| June 26, 2022
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My 10 Favorite films of All Time (2022)

My 10 Favorite films of All Time (2022)

The very idea of a 10 best list is basically a snake eating its own tail.  You’re a critic offering a critical view of your favorite films at the risk of being criticized.  There is no possibility to ever offer up a list that could make everybody happy, so the value of such an exercise […]

| June 14, 2022
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Mad God (2022)

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Mad God (2022)

I don’t know what to do here. I just spent an hour and twenty-three minutes beholding Phil Tippett’s Mad God, an ugly, unpleasant dystopian nightmare from which I exit the other side feeling unclean and confused.  However, given it’s pedigree, particularly the fact that Tippett – The Oscar-winning special effects wizard who worked on everything […]

| June 11, 2022
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I’m Charlie Walker (2022)

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I’m Charlie Walker (2022)

I’m Charlie Walker opens with the text “Based on a True Story.”  Since I’ve never heard of Charlie Walker, this means nothing to me.  And since this movie never seems to have any relation to anything in real life due to the fact that the filmmaking and the performances feel like bad stage acting, it […]

| June 10, 2022
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