For Pride Month, Watch The Films Of Rainer Werner Fassbinder Who Shows Us That In Many Ways, We Are All The Same

I can’t think of any other filmmaker who made as many films in such a short period of time as Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He completed 44 projects between 1966 and 1982, which doesn’t include the plays he wrote and directed, as well as the projects he appeared in. His lifestyle and endless energy led to […]

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The Unspoken Influence of Indigenous Culture: Our Review of ‘Red Fever’

Theatrical ‐ June 14, 2024
The Unspoken Influence of Indigenous Culture: Our Review of ‘Red Fever’

“Why are so many people attached to these fantasies when most of them have never even met a native person?” – Neil Diamond In a compelling exploration of Indigenous influence, Cree Director Neil Diamond travels across Turtle Island—known to many as North America—and beyond to engage with members of various Indigenous communities and uncover the […]

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Farce a la Francais: Our Review of ‘What’s In A Name’ on OVID

What’s In A Name has a simpler French title – Le Prenom, or The Given Name, and just like interpretations and titles, this film has its share of characters who seem simple. Teacher Elisabeth or Babu (Valérie Benguigui) and her professor husband Pierre (Charles Berling) are hosting a dinner party. Babu feels sad about her […]

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Controlled Chaos: Our Review of ‘Ultraman Rising’

Controlled Chaos: Our Review of ‘Ultraman Rising’

An AI assistant, Mina, scans Kenji ‘Ken’ Sato (Christopher Sean’s voice) for injuries after playing a baseball game and fighting kaiju. This first go around, his enemy is the kaiju Gigantron. The former he plays as himself and the latter as his alter ego, the titular character in director and co-writer Shannon Tindle’s Ultraman Rising. […]

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Gasping for Air: Our Review of ‘Tuesday’

Theatrical ‐ June 14, 2024
Gasping for Air: Our Review of ‘Tuesday’

The titular character in Daina Oniunas–Pusić’s Tuesday (Lola Petticrew) is a terminally ill girl who is thinking about ending things. Death (Arinzé Kene’s voice) comes in the form of a parrot, and characters have their own ways of bargaining. Tuesday gives Death a bath while the former’s mother Zora (Julia Louis Dreyfus) decides to eat […]

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Pitch Black: Our Review of ‘The Boys Season 4’

Debuting with three episodes this week on Prime Video, The Boys returns with its darkest and  downright bleak season yet. That’s certainly saying something after three seasons of violence and debauchery. And since the series is set to conclude with a supersized season five, season four leaves audiences desperate for what will hopefully be a […]

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Take Him To The River: Our Review of ‘Kidnapped’

Theatrical ‐ June 13, 2024

A Jewish family from the 1850s Papal States lose one of their family members in Marco Bellocchio’s Kidnapped: the Abduction of Edgardo Mortara. The film inadvertently starts out as a Biblical metaphor, where kidnappers take that family member, Edgardo Mortara, upriver. He’s like Moses, whose estrangement to his community eventually leads to challenges within what […]

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An Entertaining Romp: Our Review of ‘Inside Out 2’

Movies ‐ June 12, 2024

In Inside Out 2 fans get to see what happens to Riley’s emotions as she gets older and enters puberty. And while the film isn’t groundbreaking, this look at the trials and tribulations of Riley’s personified emotions is still fun! Directed by long-time Pixar’s creative Kelsey Mann, Inside Out 2 sees a variety of changes […]

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Work Work Work Work Work: Our Review of ‘King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch Season 2’

Work Work Work Work Work: Our Review of ‘King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch Season 2’

“What is an item truly worth” is something that the reality show King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch asks. Part of Netflix’s foray into reality, this show, following an auction house, gave me quite a certain mental paradoxical effect. I watch ‘smart’ media all the time and all I can muster up is ‘where is […]

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A Remake No One Requested: Our Review of ‘Presumed Innocent’

Presumed Innocent is the sort of unimaginative, paint-by-numbers prestige Murder drama we’ve become too accustomed to seeing. This Applt TV+ limited series is created by the venerable David E. Kelly and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a prosecutor named Rusty, who finds himself on trial for murder when a colleague ends up dead (he was also […]

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