Revisiting “The House of The Devil” 10 Years Later

The Satanic Panic of the late 1970s through the early 1990s gripped waves of PTA-members and home-alone-teens alike. Ten Halloweens ago, director/screenwriter Ty West delivered an often overlooked but amazingly crafted glimpse into the worst fears of a generation that may only now be getting the fanfare it deserved. While social media posts asking for…

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“Joker” Brings Us the Comic Book Era’s “Taxi Driver”

Four years after fellow comedy director Adam McKay made his dramatic debut with The Big Short, veteran comedy director Todd Phillips finally made his foray into drama with Joker, a gritty thriller that is reminiscent of Martin Scorcese’s 1976 film Taxi Driver. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck, a mentally unstable man living in poverty with his mother…

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“Rocketman” Fails to Blast Off

Released just six months after Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s hard for the Elton John fantasy-biopic Rocketman to escape comparisons to the Queen biopic, and while I had mixed feelings about Bohemian Rhapsody, it is a significantly better film overall than Rocketman. Taron Egerton, who has been connected to Elton John before by covering “I’m Still Standing” in Sing and starring alongside John…

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Top 10 Questions Following “Avengers: Endgame”

I initially started writing a review for Avengers: Endgame, but there is just so much to unpack that I think it is better reserved for a podcast. That said, this article is going to have a lot of spoilers from the movie. Please do not read on until you have seen the film. While the Marvel…

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Venom is Not as Bad as the Critics Say

Let’s just get this out of the way now: “Venom” is not a great movie, but some of the reviews of the film are simply way too harsh. In the end, the film is entertaining and has positive aspects to it, but we as society have been spoiled by good comic movies over the past…

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“Logan Lucky” is a Poor Man’s “Oceans Eleven”

After a four-year retirement, Steven Soderbergh returned to the director’s chair for Logan Lucky, but his biggest influence for this film was himself. Logan Lucky, a heist film taking place during the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. is strikingly similar to one of Soderbergh’s previous (and probably most famous) film,…

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