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Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

A Simple Favor by George Wolf Stephanie is a suburban single mom who keeps an “oopsie” jar for swearing and volunteers for everything at her son’s elementary school. Emily is…read more →

Family Recipe

Family Recipe

Kin by Hope Madden I’m no cook. If it’s not on Chipotle’s menu, I’m not eating it. And yet, I feel like I understand certain things that don’t go together,…read more →

Clear History?

Clear History?

Searching by George Wolf Much like early 80s music video directors adjusting to the possibilities afforded by the power of MTV, it’s taken current filmmakers some time to craft nuanced…read more →

Captive

Captive

Beast by Hope Madden An outsider love story, a chilly whodunit, a psychological thriller—Beast is all and none of these. This remarkably assured first feature from writer/director Mark Pearce keeps…read more →

KITT, Meet Stem

KITT, Meet Stem

Upgrade by Hope Madden It’s a setup you’ll recognize. A man, doing man’s work, brightens when his wife arrives. Oh, they are really in love. Let’s just do this one…read more →

Crazy Train

Crazy Train

The Commuter by Hope Madden In 2014, Jaume Collet-Serra directed Non-Stop, a Liam Neeson thriller that saw the down-on-his-luck Irishman with a particular set of skills trapped on a speeding vehicle…read more →

Bring a Shovel

Bring a Shovel

The Snowman by Hope Madden The Snowman, a Norway-set serial killer thriller, runs like a 3-hour flick that someone gutted for time without regard to sensibility, leaving a disemboweled and…read more →

Playing God

Playing God

The Oath by Hope Madden A fight for alpha ensues with a rugged Icelandic backdrop in director Baltasar Kormákur’s latest, The Oath. Kormákur, a filmmaker known for action-heavy thrillers, also…read more →

Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

Bushwick by Hope Madden Who was not delighted and surprised by David Bautista’s runaway comedic performance in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy? And truth be told, his turn in the…read more →

Tenacious M

Tenacious M

Kidnap by Hope Madden Let me admit this from the start – I may have liked Kidnap better than I should have. Why? Well, I saw it immediately after The…read more →