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Friday, September 18, 2020

THE NEST (dir. Sean Durkin): Film review by Dan Scully

Carrie Coon torches the screen contemporary version of a costume drama

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Friday, September 4, 2020

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (dir. Charlie Kaufman): Film review by Dan Scully

Maybe my love for this movie is mostly because it’s a rock-and-roll act of writing

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SPUTNIK (dir. Egor Abramenko): Film review by Dan Scully

A crafty sci-fi thriller that fans of the genre will find compelling

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Monday, July 6, 2020

RELIC (dir. Natalie Erika James): Film review by Dan Scully

The scariest thing I can think of, outside of a talking octopus that walks on land, is mental decline

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Monday, June 22, 2020

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT (dir. David Koepp): Film review by Dan Scully

On a rainy day with nothing better to do, You Should Have Left will prove serviceable enough for non-discerning viewers

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

7500 (dir. Patrick Vollrath): Film review by Dan Scully

Taking place entirely within the cockpit of a hijacked commercial airliner, this minimalist performance piece benefits greatly from a high-level of sustained tension.

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BABYTEETH (dir. Shannon Murphy): Film review by Dan Scully

An A-rate tale of flawed, kindhearted humans doing their best to be as good as they possibly can.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

SHRED AMERICA (dir. Arthur Swidzinski): Film review by Dan Scully

Back in the summer of 2008, a group of skaters decided to go on an adventure.

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THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND (dir. Judd Apatow): Film review by Dan Scully

A moving tale of a delayed coming of age

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

THE TRIP TO GREECE (dir. Michael Winterbottom): Film review by Dan Scully

While not an unwelcome addition to a now decade-long odyssey of travelers Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, this final entry feels a bit flatter than its predecessors; a bit perfunctory. 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

THE WRETCHED (dir. Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce): Film review by Dan Scully

It works so hard to invoke so many influences that it dilutes itself from being as memorable or as effective as it so clearly wants to be.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

THE HUNT (dir. Craig Zobel): Film review by Dan Scully

Above all dumb political concerns, this is a “humans being hunted” movie, and it’s a pretty good one. 

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

SNATCHERS (dir. Benji Kleiman & Stephen Cedars): Film review by Dan Scully

SNATCHERS is the next in a current wave of splatterfests with a social conscience, and it’s a top-tier entry.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

BIRDS OF PREY (dir. Cathy Yan): Film review by Dan Scully

What is it about the world of Batman that enchants me so?

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Friday, January 24, 2020

THE GENTLEMEN (dir. Guy Ritchie): Film review by Dan Scully

Ritchie is celebrating a welcome return to form, complete with bullets, Brits, and enough creative uses of the word “cunt” to make your grandmother shake her head in shame

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

CATS (dir. Tom Hooper): A sin against theater, film, cats, and humanity by Dan Scully

Maybe one day I’ll be able to scrape its rancid essence from my memory entirely. 

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

LITTLE JOE (dir. Jessica Hausner): Film review by Dan Scully

A high concept, a solid design, and more than a few creepy moments rooted in existential terror, but struggles to fill a feature-length run-time

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