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  • Film Review: <em>The Goldfinch</em>

    Film Review: The Goldfinch

    Thoughtful, yet flawed, The Goldfinch, based on Donna Tartt's novel of the same name, opens with an explosion that takes the life of Theo Decker's mother while they are visiting...

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    Film Review: Hustlers

    Hustlers is the antithesis of the stripper themed movies Showgirls (1995) and Striptease (1996) because, well, Hustlers is actually good. It's well directed, well acted and has a...

  • Film Review: <em> The Banana Splits Movie </em>

    Film Review: The Banana Splits Movie

    The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was originally a Saturday morning kids TV show that ran from 1968 to 1970 and was produced by Hanna-Barbera with costumes and sets created by Sid...

  • NOLA Horror Fest 2019

    NOLA Horror Fest 2019

    Jump into the Halloween 2019 spirit with the 9th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest at the Prytania Theater (5339 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70115) from Thursday, September 26 to...

  • Film Review: <em>It: Chapter 2</em>

    Film Review: It: Chapter 2

    2017's It was a rarity in horror cinema: a film that truly cared about its characters and treated them as something more than cannon fodder. It: Chapter Two has the same affection...

  • Film Review: <em>Ready or Not</em>

    Film Review: Ready or Not

    The high concept hide-and-seek horror comedy Ready or Not will give horror fans a fun outing during the dog days of summer.
    Samara Weaving, who just spent the...

  • Film Review: <em>47 Meters Down: Uncaged</em>

    Film Review: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

    The original 47 Meters Down (2017) got lucky, as it was scheduled for a Video On Demand release but, at the last minute, received a theatrical run instead. It's a useless shark...

  • Film Review: <em>Blinded by the Light</em>

    Film Review: Blinded by the Light

    Javed, played by Viveik Kalra, is a Pakistani teenager living in England of 1987. He wants to be a writer but doesn't have the confidence to show his poems and journals to...

  • Film Review: <em>Good Boys</em>

    Film Review: Good Boys

    It's always a nice feeling for a critic to be pleasantly surprised by a film. Director Gene Stupnitsky's comedy Good Boys is a much better movie than its crass trailers and...

  • Film Review: <em>Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark</em>

    Film Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Alvin Schwartz's classic children's horror anthology Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark gets a reasonably fun big-screen adaptation from director Andre...

  • Film Review: <em>The Kitchen</em>

    Film Review: The Kitchen

    The Kitchen had the makings of an interesting take on mobster movies, but something went wrong somewhere despite good performances and a credible recreation of the 1970s....

  • Film Review: <em>Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw</em>

    Film Review: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    In the tradition of loud, crass buddy action comedies like Freebie and the Bean (1974) and Tango & Cash (1989) comes Hobbs & Shaw. Actually, it's official title is Fast...

  • Dueling Critics: Once Upon a Time.... in Hollywood

    Dueling Critics: Once Upon a Time.... in Hollywood

    Fritz: Quentin Tarantino's 9th film, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, has opened to mostly positive reviews (85% on Rotten Tomatoes) and over $40 million at the box office. It's...

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    Film Review: Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

    Writer/director Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood is like nothing Tarantino has done before. It's not an action/revenge flick like Kill Bill or Django Unchained,...

  • Film Review: <em>The Lion King</em>

    Film Review: The Lion King

    Disney's recent creative laziness continues with director Jon Favreau's joyless remake of The Lion King.
    If you've seen the excellent original 1994 version of...

  • Film Review: <em>Stuber</em>

    Film Review: Stuber

    Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista teams up with comedian Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) in the fitfully entertaining action-comedy Stuber. Bautista plays a cop who has...

  • Film Review: <em>Crawl</em>

    Film Review: Crawl

    I find it ironic that I am writing a movie review about alligators attacking people during a category 5 hurricane while I am watching the local news coverage tracking Tropical...

  • Film Review: <em>Midsommar</em>

    Film Review: Midsommar

    Midsommar is writer/director Ari Aster's sophomore followup to last year's truly unsettling horror film Hereditary. I gave Hereditary good notice even though I found it upsetting...

  • Shot in NOLA: Filming in the Big Easy

    Shot in NOLA: Filming in the Big Easy

    This summer is an exciting time for New Orleans movie buffs as a number of high-profile productions are filming in the Crescent City. Bill and Ted Face the Music just...

  • Film Review: <em>Spiderman: Far From Home</em>

    Film Review: Spiderman: Far From Home

    The Marvel juggernaut gets off to a pretty good post-Endgame start with the lighthearted Spider-Man: Far From Home.
    Directed by Jon Watts, the film opens with...

  • Film Review: <em>Yesterday</em>

    Film Review: Yesterday

    Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) and screenwriter Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill) team up for the pleasantly...

  • Film Review: <em>Child's Play</em>

    Film Review: Child's Play

    I wasn't expecting much out of the new Child's Play remake, so I was surprised when it turned out to be not half bad. Chucky, the killer doll returns, this time voiced by Mark...

  • Girls Trip and Bayou Maharajah Headline New Orleans Film Society?s Summer Film Series

    Girls Trip and Bayou Maharajah Headline New Orleans Film Society’s Summer Film Series

    The New Orleans Film Society unveiled its lineup for its annual Summer Film Series at the historic Orpheum Theater. This year, the series opens on June 27th with a double...

  • Film Review: <em>Toy Story 4</em>

    Film Review: Toy Story 4

    Out of all of Pixar's computer animated Toy Story movies, the second one is my personal favorite. I think it is brilliant, and even tops the first one, which, itself, is pure joy....

  • Film Review: <em>Men In Black: International</em>

    Film Review: Men In Black: International

    Hollywood's love affair with sequels and reboots continues unabated with the mildly amusing Men in Black: International.
    After reaching a satisfying end to the...

  • Film Review: <em>The Dead Don't Die</em>

    Film Review: The Dead Don't Die

    Even writer/director Jim Jarmusch's better films (Broken Flowers, Down by Law) walk a fine line between low-key, deadpan comedy and total cinematic inertia. It's something...

  • Film Review: <em>Dark Phoenix</em>

    Film Review: Dark Phoenix

    The newest series of X-Men films (beginning with 2011's X-Men: First Class) appears to be drawing to a close after four movies, with the underwhelming Dark Phoenix. ...

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    Film Review: Godzilla: King of Monsters

    This sequel to the 2014 American made Godzilla may have CGI monsters instead of men in rubber suits trampling model cities like the old Japanese Godzilla movies, but it has the...

  • Film Review: <em>Rocketman</em>

    Film Review: Rocketman

    It might seem like the Elton John biopic Rocketman is an extension of last year's craze of music films (Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born), but it has a different feel than those...

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