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Wuthering Heights

Written by Jeff Sparks

“Wuthering Heights” is Andrea Arnold’s dreary adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel that stars Kaya Scodelario and James Howson. In this decade-spanning love story, a homeless black child is taken in by a poor white family that abuses him except

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Firestarter

Written by Patrick Hao

You can tell this was written during Stephen King’s prime drug years. The original novel came out during the height of government paranoia and the unveiling of government experiments like Project MK Ultra. The updated version tries to tie in present-day concerns of

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Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

Written by Alexander Reams

Beneath all of this energy, “Winning Time” boils down to one thing: winning, whether through brilliant casting, Jason Segel as Assistant/future Head Coach Paul Westhead, Adrien Brody as future Head Coach Pat Riley, and

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Candy

Written by Jeff Sparks

There have been plenty of true crime miniseries in the streaming era. Many of them are similar and almost seem to copy each other. “Candy” isn’t much different, except this series is of much better quality than you might expect and contains one of

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Operation Mincemeat

Written by Patrick Hao

“Operation Mincemeat” is a handsome, respectable, slightly boring, light British drama – the type of movie that is designed to win awards at the AARP Movies for Grown-ups awards. Directed by John Madden, the veteran British director who

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Stucco

Written by Jeff Sparks

Janina Gavankar writes, directs, and stars in her first short film along with co-director Russo Schelling in “Stucco” which sees Gavankar as an agoraphobic woman whose fears manifest behind a wall in her home. Much of the opening of the film sees

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Atlanta Film Festival 2022: Breakwater

Written by Anna Harrison

In many ways, the Turkish film “Breakwater” resembles the ocean on which much of it takes place: sometimes calm, sometimes violent, always beautiful as it follows the cousins Aslan (Alihan Kaya) and Yilmaz (Baris Yilmaz Gunduz)

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Hit the Road

Written by Alexander Reams

Keeping information from the viewer can be a useful skill to employ in certain films, but it is rare for a film to keep almost everything from the viewer, even keeping the vast landscapes of Iran from our view as much as he can.

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Jane by Charlotte

Written by Jeff Sparks

“Jane by Charlotte” is the directorial debut of the always outstanding actress Charlotte Gainsbourg who uses her film to document the relationship between herself and her mother, the actress/singer-songwriter, Jane Birkin.

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Vortex

Written by Taylor Baker

Gaspar lives in the smashing of the toy cars by Kiki on the table, the swirl of shit, pills, and paper in the clogged toilet, the wheezing gasps of Argento’s Lui, the isolation and haunted confusion in Elle’s eyes, and in Stéphane trying to get clean. “Vortex” robs itself of

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SIFF 2022: The Good Boss

Written by Taylor Baker

By maintaining a distant goal that everything is working toward “The Good Boss” is able to delve deep into moments with its characters while maintaining momentum toward the inevitable visit by the committee who bestow the

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Moon Knight

Written by Anna Harrison

How many times can you make the same complaint before it becomes stale? What I really mean to say is: how many times can Disney+ make the exact same mistakes with its shows before you run out of forgiveness? How many times can these shows play with the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Memory

Written by Patrick Hao

…mixed with an actual steady hand director like Martin Campbell, the director of “Mask of Zorro” and “Casino Royale”, “Memory” felt like it would be a slam dunk. It is disappointing then that

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Written by Anna Harrison

It was not too long ago that “Loki” offered us a glimpse into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s multiverse, and not too long after that when “Spider-Man: No Way Home” blew the door wide open, leading us here: the so-called “Multiverse of Madness.” If the hype levels for Doctor Strange’s second solo outing

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