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Netflix Recommendation: “Message From the King”

Director Fabrice du Welz has been on my list of intriguing filmmakers, since back in 2005 when I saw his disturbing, backwoods thriller “Calvaire”. I always respect any director who doesn’t pull any punches, w...
 
6.8

“Free Fire” Is A Creative Shoot-Em-Up Style Comedy

Ben Wheatley (High-Rise, Kill List, Sightseers) is no stranger to creating quirky characters that are dropped into extraordinary situations. With his most recent film, “Free Fire”, it’s more of the same from t...
 
8.3

“In the Radiant City” Boasts Powerful Performances And An Emotional Ending

People returning home, to face deep, dark family issues from the past, has long been a staple in the indie film world. That is probably due, in large part, to the fact that it is relatable for many people. We all, at some point...
 
6.8

Throwback Thursday Review: “The Roaring Twenties”

At the end of World War I, America entered an era of violence that was brought on by economic collapse and the enactment of prohibition. Millions of people lost their livelihoods and their homes, and were not allowed (legally a...
 
8.5

“Hounds of Love” Is An Uncomfortable Watch, But An Unforgettable Film

Most films that start out with an attractive, young woman being abducted focus largely on one thing… pushing the boundaries of violence and gore. While the premise itself is terrifying, in large part because it happens so...
 
8.0

“Small Crimes” Feels Like A Big Movie Crammed Into A Short Script

With everything Macon Blair has his hands in, I’m always curious how they’re going to turn such a simplistic script into a full-length feature film. Punk band takes on Nazis in “Green Room”, guy looks fo...
 
6.5