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Woven through the layers of paralyzing terror in writer-producer-director Jordan Peele's "Us" are the kind of enigmatic visual symbols ... more
If you saw "In Order of Disappearance," Hans Petter Moland's 2014 Norwegian thriller, be aware that its just-released remake, “Cold Pursuit,” starring Liam Neeson is virtually a … more
The new horror movie, "Escape Room," has been rightfully compared to the Canadian cult flick, "Cube." The similarity is illustrated by a group ... more
One might suppose that a character-driven drama with comic overtones like "The Old Man and the Gun" released on Halloween week might seem the antithesis of the usual frightmare fare. But, when you think about it, the movie's premise ... more
I've always admired the aw-shucks courage displayed by astronauts. The idea that there are men and women, who possess the amazing combination of superior intellect, raw nerve, peerless skill, grace under fire, and focused humility ... more
‘Crazy Rich Asians” is both a romantic comedy about the ridiculously nutty interactions among family members gathered for a wedding in Singapore and a commentary about ridiculously wealthy people who aren’t Americans. more
Dean Devlin is a producer best known for blockbuster pictures, such as "Independence Day," "Godzilla" and "Stargate." But, as a director, his rather light resume now lists a … more
Either somebody at Marvel read my mind or the suits in charge have been playing one heck of a long game. Some time back I complained that superhero movies have fallen into a … more
A good horror movie, at least to this writer’s mind, is made of several tried and true formulas ... more
Many of Steven Spielberg's movies are chapters in a long tome on lost innocence, broken families yearning to be repaired and nostalgia for a past when certain warm and fuzzy … more
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