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Film Critic Jeff Beck
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Film Nominations for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Dune (2021): A Beautiful, but Flawed Adaptation (4K/Blu-ray)
The Winners of the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards
The Top Ten Films of 2021
Phoenix and Las Vegas Critics Go for Belfast; SEFCA Praises Power of the Dog
A Most Violent Year: An Intriguing Film That Never Comes to Life
Writer/director J.C. Chandor became something of an overnight sensation back in 2011 with his sharp economic drama “Margin Call,” for...
Fury: A War Epic in Need of Character Development (Blu-ray)
The Film: When it comes to war films made in the last 20 years or so, there has been an immense concentration on making the experience as...
American Sniper: A Superficial Look at an Incredible Life
The once-great directing career of the legendary Clint Eastwood, a career that won him four Oscars (“Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar...
Gone Girl: An Oddly Structured Misfire (Blu-ray)
The Film: David Fincher is a director who can seemingly do no wrong. After his career began with a bit of a rocky start with “Alien³” (a...
My Left Foot: A Middling and Superficial Biopic (Blu-ray)
The Film: Many years before he dazzled us with brilliant performances in films like “Gangs of New York,” “There Will Be Blood,” and...
The Guest: A Forgettable and Sloppily Executed Thriller (Blu-ray)
The Film: Thus far, the collaborations of director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett haven’t been going very well. Aside from the two...
Black Sails: Season One: A Disappointing and Uneventful Historical Drama (Blu-ray)
The Show: No area seems riper for the picking for a television show than the fascinating world of pirates. Think of all the amazing...
No Good Deed: A Thriller without Thrills or Logic (Blu-ray)
The Film: 2014 played host to a number of films that were entirely uninspired, with many of them nabbing prime spots on my Worst Films of...
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh: A Sequel As Bland As Its Predecessor (Blu-ray)
The Film: 1992’s “Candyman” was, for lack of a better word, a disaster. During its efforts to tell the story of a supernatural murderer...
Pride: Well-Intentioned, but a Bit Too Excessive (Blu-ray)
The Film: “Pride” is a well-intentioned attempt to tell a true-life tale of a tumultuous time in the U.K. The year is 1984. Mineworkers...
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