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LET THE CORPSES TAN Review

Let the Corpses Tan proves itself trapped between its acid-western origin point and its generic shoot-em-up plot structure, unable to artistically rectify the two poles of its superficial identity.

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OPERATION FINALE Review

Operation Finale is the historical film at its most safely crafted, even as individual production elements, such as Alexandre Desplat’s pushy score – heavy on everything from marimbas to choirs – suggest departures from a cookie-cutter approach that aren’t reflected onscreen.

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THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS Blu-ray Review

While not one of Argento’s strongest offerings, The Cat O’ Nine Tails is still a solid piece of early giallo cinema and Arrow has put its trademarked effort and care into this new Blu-ray edition.   

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INVENTING TOMORROW Review

With what could have been a rather boring subject, considering so much of it was scientific jargon, Nix was able to breathe life into the students’ projects and deliver a compelling, engrossing picture from their teenage perspectives.

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SEARCHING Review

Searching provides an experience that colors far outside the constraints of digital boxes, going far beyond a simple visual gimmick.

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THE WILD BOYS Review

It’s the kind of enigmatic art that contains multitudes but ultimately speaks for itself.

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WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE Review

Though occasionally procedural in a protracted final act, What Keeps You Alive is a solid thriller, constructed with style, that makes its manipulations matter.

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FIRST REFORMED Blu-ray Review

First Reformed is unexpectedly incredible, and while the Blu-ray release is so-so, it’s still a must-see film of 2018… just maybe in rental form.    

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A WHALE OF A TALE Review

A Whale of a Tale is the intermediate approach writ large, and though it has its moments in dispelling The Cove's hypocrisy and misinformation and shattering the Taiji fishermen's inaccurate cultural justification for their brutal practice, it is still the meager sucker fish clinging to another film for dear life while being inconsequential in its own terms.

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS Review

Crazy Rich Asians is a work of pure intent and wide potential, utilizing Hollywood’s most popular, time-tested devices and razzmatazz with a wise and lovely embrace.

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TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Review

As we finally expunge the traumatic memories of The Kissing Booth from our minds, Netflix has delivered To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, a teen comedy just as formulaic, but significantly less appalling.

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PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH Review

It’s sleazy and sloppy, but leaning in to the comedic aspects of the series and doubling down on the variety of murder puppets definitely makes for a more entertaining viewing experience.

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THE RANGER Review

The Ranger has a ton of fun with ’80s slasher traditions but never turns them into a joke, marrying a punk-rock exuberance with some nasty bloodshed.

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CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Review

There is just something missing here that would make Christopher Robin worth the Disney-prescribed injection of medicinal nostalgia for trying times.