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Are we living in an era of the mid-budget blockbuster?

"Since we're three months into 2018, it may seem weird to be looking back on trends in 2017. But I think that what's happening...

“Darkest Hour” sucks the life out of a monumental event in...

Winston Churchill has been a recurring character in many WWII-set films for a good reason. The man was virtually created to be seen on...

The Most Overlooked Movies of 2017

As the Oscars approach, I've started thinking about this year as a whole in regards to film. Let's get this out of the way:...

Committed performances can’t save “Hostiles” from mediocrity

The American Old West has always been a point of fascination for many filmmakers. It's a tradition in the art form that has gone...

The Ten Best Films of 2017

With the Oscars fast approaching and the prestige pictures now widely released, now's as good a time as any to give a retrospective on...

“Phantom Thread” weaves a haunting romance

""Phantom Thread" is a film that resists categorization. On one level, it's a beautifully filmed period romance. On another, it's a dark and unsettling...

“Blade Runner’s” visions of the future

What makes Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" such a memorable entry in science fiction movie history is its depiction of the future. No movie before...

“Downsizing” doesn’t take advantage of its premise

There's a scene in "Downsizing: that makes good on the satirical implications of its high-concept premise. Soon after deciding to partake in the "operation"...

2017: A reflection on the importance of time

Well, we did it. We made it through another span of time. And that year may mean different things for each one of us....

“The Lost City of Z” is 2017’s most overlooked film

The first time we see Percy Fawcett in James Gray's "The Lost City of Z," he's in the middle of a hunt. Thrillingly shot,...