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DC Movie Critics, DC Movie Reviews, DC Film Critics, Eddie Pasa, Movie Critics, Film Critics, Movie Review, Film Review, XYZ Films, The Island Between the Tides, Cinequest Film Festival

Mar 7 2024

The Island Between the Tides : Movie Review

2024 Cinequest Film Festival Going into The Island Between the Tides blind – not knowing its origins or anything outside a base plot description – allows this film’s mysteries and inner workings to be discovered with surprise. Conversely, knowing what the film is based upon adds a different shade to the proceedings, changing perceptions irreversibly […]
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DC Movie Critics, DC Movie Reviews, DC Film Critics, Eddie Pasa, Movie Critics, Film Critics, Movie Review, Film Review, Mean Girls, Paramount Pictures

Jan 10 2024

Mean Girls (2024) : Movie Review

When the original Mean Girls made its debut in April 2004, it found an audience eager for its classroom drama and its comedy which showed us at our backbiting worst. Twenty years on, its legacy can be found in the numerous “Get in, loser, we’re going _____” memes that pervade social media and the evergreen […]
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DC Movie Critics, DC Movie Reviews, DC Film Critics, Eddie Pasa, Movie Critics, Film Critics, Movie Review, Film Review, Killers of the Flower Moon, Paramount Pictures, Apple Studios

Oct 18 2023

Killers of the Flower Moon : Movie Review

The story of the Osage Indian Murders in the early 1900s is a ghastly reminder that greed destroys everyone in which it can find purchase. It is a demon that doesn’t stop coming, always perpetuating itself in one form or another. Fewer examples are more chilling than this spate of murders, the beneficiaries of which […]
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Sep 14 2023

A Haunting in Venice – Movie Review

The reason Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Hercule Poirot series succeeds is through his portrayal of a man obsessed with the corporeal and his belief in human nature and its folly; no room can be made in his world for the supernatural or the impossible. He is the essence of what writer Christopher McQuarrie describes in his […]
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Jun 22 2022

The Black Phone (2022) – Movie Review

There’s something different about the ethos which drives director/co-writer Scott Derrickson’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s short story, The Black Phone. It’s not here for gratuitous displays of gore, nor is its purpose to be content with merely scaring its audience (although there are some fairly good jump scares hidden throughout). Instead, The Black Phone rides […]
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May 20 2022

Firestarter (2022) – Movie Review

Let me get this out of the way: I have no attachments to the previous incarnations of Firestarter – neither Stephen King’s 1980 novel nor the 1984 filmed adaptation – in particular. The book was one of the first of his that I ever read, but I barely remember anything from it; I didn’t see […]
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