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This new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a bold, blissfully fun jolt of imagination. The animation is crisp and colorful, the story is endlessly creative, and the execution is top-notch. This is … more
Despite the title, this Lady Macbeth isn’t exactly the bloodthirsty queen of Shakespeare’s drama. Think D.H. Lawrence meets the Bard, and you’re closer to the subject matter and … more
If you’re thinking, “Really, another Jungle Book movie?” in regard to Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, it’s understandable. After all, the two previous versions (Disney’s … more
Talk about a checkered past. Tulip Fever was originally planned for 2004 with Shakespeare in Love’s John Madden directing. Didn’t happen. Then, in 2011, Tom Hooper (The King’s … more
Eagerly awaiting the concluding season of Game of Thrones later this year, I decided to catch up on two recent feature films starring Peter Dinklage, the single most honored actor from the HBO … more
It’s impossible not to speak in pop-song couplets after chatting with Chad Hendricks. The Jacksonville filmmaker is steeped in pop culture. It’s the air he breathes. His movies are … more
Teaching Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for the first time in years, I was surprised by the fact that none of the students had even seen the 1975 film, one of only three … more
Two new films on Netflix involve the supernatural, and both promise something new and original. Apostle (2018) is a Netflix Original and clearly the bigger-budgeted, starring Dan Stevens (Matthew, … more
There are few filmmakers better than the Coen Bros. at their best (Fargo). There are also few more frustrating filmmakers than the Coen Bros. at their most mediocre (Inside Llewyn Davis). The Ballad … more
Two new films proceed from the stuff of nightmares. A horrible mistake—a very real accident, in fact—provokes a basic ethical dilemma: what do you do next? From that starting point, … more
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