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Fantastic Fest Film Review: Really Good ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

Bad Times at the El Royale

On closing night Fantastic Fest treated attendees to some Bad Times at the El Royale, an almost film-noir by writer/director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, The Martian). Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the country shows horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and unusual films that don’t necessarily …

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Movie Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’

Less is more as this 3-star crime caper continues a quality series thanks to expert filmmaking and a stellar cast featuring Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, expert con artist and estranged sister of Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh’s previous film trilogy, which was inspired by the 1960 film starring the “Brat Pack.”  

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SXSW Film Favorite: ‘First Reformed,’ Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried

Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, First Reformed, SXSW FF

First Reformed screened as a “Festival Favorite at SXSW. Paul Schrader’s film presents conundrum after conundrum, slippery slope after slippery slope. This drama as a twisting, stark thriller strikes at the heart of our questions about purpose, consequence and soul strength. When one has nothing to live for, does redemption …

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SXSW Movie Review: ‘Brothers’ Nest’ – Memories Can Kill

Brothers Nest

'Brothers’ Nest', a world premiere at the SXSW Conference in Austin, provides a horrifying twist on getting together with the family. It is also a tour-de-force for director Clayton Jacobson, screenwriter Jaime Browne, and composer Richard Pleasance. This Australian team takes us to the outback and plays with our sense of right and wrong.

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