Author: Tucker R. King

Blaze Review

Blaze, the latest effort from director Ethan Hawke, is an easy-to-like biopic filled with country-spun wisdom like “Rain doesn’t try to fall, it just falls.” Clearly inspired by his work on the Chet Baker biopic Born to be Blue, Hawke’s new film attempts to chronicle the life...

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Sorry to Bother You Review

Sorry to Bother You, the directorial debut from Boots Riley, is an adrenaline-pumping comedy and a dissection of identity politics, corporate malevolence, and the American tendency to ignore horror and look the other way. In this clever satire, folks gather around their televisions every night to...

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Hereditary Review

Hereditary is a film one should avoid describing in detail, as it would not only ruin surprises but also give the impression that you are describing a fever dream rather than a film. The movie sustains and resonates with a sense of dread throughout its first 90 minutes; the final 30 are off-the-rails...

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Review

Ant-Man and the Wasp showcases the final days of Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) two-year house arrest following the events of Captain America: Civil War. As the immediate follow-up to the bombastically grim Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp is the polar opposite of that film. Much like...

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Incredibles 2 Review

For years, Pixar managed to avoid sequel fever. Sure, there were two sequels to Toy Story, but those were the exception. However, in recent years, Pixar has alternated their output between original films like Inside Out and sequels to Cars, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo. And yet, even as we bemoaned...

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Solo: A Star Wars Story is fan service of the highest order. Everything you expect to see visualized in this film is there: Han and Chewbacca’s first meeting, Han winning the Millenium Falcon from Lando Calrissian in a card game, Han making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs (finally, parsecs...

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A Quiet Place Review

Director John Krasinski’s third feature A Quiet Place is a crafty little thriller set a few years in the future. The film has minimal dialogue and maximal, human-eating monsters. The origin of these creatures is never discussed or explained; instead, the film takes them for granted. It then...

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