“Knives Out” Review

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Cutting satire and a game cast elevate the typical whodunit structure into something refreshingly modern. A strange outlier in the current barrage of awards season films and the latest from Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, Knives Out feels like a studio blockbuster gone prestige. From the stacked ensemble cast to…

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“The Lighthouse” Review: A Kerosene-Soaked Horror Bout

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In an otherwise disappointing October for horror, Robert Egger’s The Lighthouse absolutely captivates. Robert and co-writer/brother Max Eggers manage to pack in horror trope upon horror trope, making for a flurry of satisfying panic-punches that lead to a haymaker of a finished product. Within The Lighthouse’s hour-and-fifty-minute runtime, leads Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe wrestle…

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Phoenix’s Joker Is No Joke

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“Joker” Review Joker is yet another example of how most DC characters succeed outside the DC Universe. Without taking the title of this movie in a literal sense, Joker is a disturbing film that analyzes both the effects of and our response to mental illness in our society today, as well as the corruption of…

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