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Aug 8 2019

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Author Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books have been terrifying children since 1981 with macabre tales accompanied by unforgettable, eerie illustrations by Stephen Gammell. In truth, one of these illustrations – specifically, the one included in the first book’s story “The Haunted House” – still shakes me interminably; I cannot look […]
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Sep 15 2017

American Assassin

There’s something wonderfully basic about American Assassin. I don’t know if “basic” is the right word; “stripped-down” fits a little better. Maybe it’s the no-nonsense, no-frills feel; maybe it’s the undisciplined, scrappy hero; or maybe it’s the spareness of the script, denying its audience the idiocy of a typical summer blockbuster action picture. Perhaps it’s […]
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Dec 19 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis

“If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a folk song”, quips Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) after finishing a set in front of a familiar audience. That’s what it seems like we’re supposed to glean from Joel and Ethan Coen’s glimpse “Inside Llewyn Davis”, a wistfully downbeat, tragically comical film that transpires during […]
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Oct 12 2012

Seven Psychopaths

(This review was originally published on October 12, 2012 at Reel Film News) As the credits rolled on “Seven Psychopaths”, I found myself struggling to remember how the whole thing started in the first place. The film, written and directed by Martin McDonagh (2008’s “In Bruges”), plays like a stream of consciousness; it’s easy to […]
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