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BABY DRIVER Review

It’s been four long years since Edgar Wright painted the screen with one of his funny, stylish and wildly entertaining pieces of cinema, his last being The World’s End (unless you want to count Ant-Man), and Baby Driver proves to be a welcome addition to his already impressive catalogue.

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THE LITTLE HOURS Review

In his third feature film (following Life After Beth and Joshy) Jeff Baena has set his sights on tearing 14th-century Italy a new one in a riotously funny adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron with The Little Hours.

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THE UNHOLY Blu-ray Review

Blending classic Gothic Hammer Horror with a touch of ’80s sleaze, Camilo Vila’s The Unholy is now available on a newly remastered Blu-ray edition thanks to Lionsgate’s Vestron Collector’s Series.

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THE BIG SICK Review

Poignant and incredibly funny, The Big Sick is a modern love story directed by Michael Showalter. Showalter, probably best known for his roles in the Wet Hot American Summer franchise, delivers us a solid follow-up to last year’s Hello, My Name is Doris, a similarly funny and endearing story.

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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Review

Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise is going to be looked back on by film scholars as one of the most peculiar artifacts of our current blockbuster era. The first film, while critically divisive, is still looked back upon positively by most audiences. The same cannot be said about Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon, which are regarded as something between messy and boring, two qualities that do not befit Michael Bay’s filmography.

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LAFF 2017: DESOLATION Review

Weighing more heavily on our patience than our nerves, Sam Patton’s feature debut, Desolation, is a slow-burn horror flick that never quite goes anywhere, making the proceedings feel inconsequential and lackluster.

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BFF 2017: SHUT UP ANTHONY Review

Continuing its successful festival run after premiering at Cinequest a few months ago, writer-director Kyle Eaton’s Shut Up Anthony just won a Spirit Award for Narrative Feature at the recently concluded Brooklyn Film Festival...and with good reason.

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 Blu-ray Review

I don’t think I’m alone when I say what a surprise the first John Wick film was on nearly every level. From its top-notch, next-level action sequences to its unique worldbuilding, Wick’s first outing, featuring the stellar Keanu Reeves, became a sleeper hit in 2014

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Art of Brooklyn Film Fest: FUTURE ’38 Review

There’s something fun about predicting the world of the future. We know our guesses will be massively off, but through our visions clouded by our favorite works of sci-fi, we think forward and see a world dramatically different from our own.

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FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES Review

There are not a lot of films like Funeral Parade of Roses, the feature-length debut from writer/director Toshio Matsumoto; in all actuality, I don’t think there exists another film remotely comparable.

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DEAN Review

Writer/director/star Demetri Martin delivers in his directorial debut, Dean, a story about a man struggling to make sense of his world. Known to many as a contributor on The Daily Show and his show Important Things with Demetri Martin, the stand-up comedian is also a New York Times best-selling author, who undoubtedly pulls from his real-life experiences in this movie about an illustrator named Dean who is stuck in a rut.

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WONDER WOMAN Review

The DC Extended Universe finally has a coherent, entertaining, and genuine superhero story. The sincerity of Wonder Woman comes, in part, from its period setting and positioning outside of a meticulously structured, episodic timeline. Mostly, though, director Patty Jenkins’ origin story succeeds by creating a convincing heroine who’s actually selfless and a true source of inspiration.