Second Opinion: ‘Sing Street’ Proves Not all Crowd-Pleasers Are Created Equal

As of September, my favorite movie of 2016 is John Carney’s Sing Street, a musical throwback set during the 80s boom in the U.K. Consider this my (late) review, perhaps made better by the fact that I’ve had months to process Sing Street and even revisit it. For that reason, this is a Second Opinion,

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Snarcasm: The New ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake Is Amazing, I Promise

Snark + Sarcasm = what you’re about to read. Sarcastically reviewing film reviews may sound like a total waste of time, but it has nothing on reading said sarcastic film review reviews. So I think you’ll enjoy this gem of a film review from that news outlet you’ve never heard of that

The Big Friendly Conversation

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This week on the podcast, I’m joined by film critic, Will Ashton (who you can follow on Twitter here, and you should because reasons), to talk about The BFGSwiss Army ManThe Purge: Election Year, and tons more topics and distractions worth conspiring.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Which Ilvermorny house were you sorted in? (or which do you wish you had been sorted in?)

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Snarcasm: I Review Movies Because I Hate Them

Snark + Sarcasm = what you’re about to read.  Being a film critic is a tough job, mostly because you have to watch an endless amount of mediocre movies on top of all the ones you actually want to see. But we keep doing it for our own reasons; some critics enjoy the pure

Review: ‘Allegiant’ Doubles Down On the Worst Aspects of ‘The Divergent Series’

At first glance, Allegiant seems like an attractive step forward for the somewhat stale YA dystopia trope. It eschews the clunky “Part 2” title in favor of a final movie that will receive a new name altogether (Ascendant). And for a book series that has as many structural problems as Divergent, any change to

Snarcasm: Critics Ruined ‘Gods of Egypt,’ Not the Movie Itself

Snark + Sarcasm = what you’re about to read. Remember last year when Josh Trank embarrassed himself via Twitter by dissing his own movie (Fantastic Four)  before it even came out? Well, Alex Proyas, director of Gods of Egypt, apparently thought that his own airing of grievances over social media was a smart career move. Or

Review: ‘The Witch’ is an Unsettling Folk Tale Worth Talking About

The Witch forces those who watch it to think deeply about what it all means. And many people will bicker over which conclusion they think their fellow moviegoers should arrive at after seeing it. Luckily, my favorite thing about The Witch is how exciting it is to talk about it, and