From Colonia Roma to Wakanda to the Shallow: The Best Picture Nominees of 2018

Like clockwork, the annual Academy Awards, now in their 91st year, are hours away. Also like clockwork, filmmakers, pundits and audiences spread across all continents are tuning in to see what films the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will officially recognize as the best of 2018 while lamenting those that ultimately failed to more »

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The Tragedy of “Bohemian Rhapsody” Isn’t How Freddie Mercury Died, It’s How (It Thinks) He Lived and the Man Behind the Camera

“Bohemian Rhapsody” …doesn’t understand the kind of person Freddie Mercury was. Instead, it perversely fetishizes the tabloid idea and tries to humanize that idea, only to punish him out of frustration. That’s not what a tribute to Freddie Mercury or Queen should be about…

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Hush Hush, Hush, Here Comes the Boogeyman… A Worthy “Halloween” Forty Years Later

“Halloween” s much like your favorite haunted house to visit at the amusement park. It’s gotten a fresh coat of paint and added a little panache to the proceedings and even thrown in some clever reworkings of some of the sequels’ better moments and chilling homages to the first’s most iconic scares, but everyone working on it knows exactly why it was your favorite place to visit and not only have honored that memory, but expanded on it in a way others could only imitate.

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Trailer Breakdown: On Venice’s Eve, The Witches Are Back in ‘Suspiria’ Marketing Blitz

  It’s been a while since a horror movie’s remake achieved the levels of anticipation like the kind Luca Guadagnino’s forthcoming remake of Suspiria has wracked up this last year. Since its official announcement two years ago, many questions and equal the trepidation about what the Call Me by Your Name director could possibly bring more »

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George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” Goes for Dark Laughs with Faint Success

Suburbicon is an especially savage Coen Brothers yarn and one that would have been more of a success under a different director, even directed by the men themselves. That comment isn’t meant to slander Mr. Clooney’s abilities as a filmmaker, but there come a handful of scenes where it feels he’s too timid to truly embrace its misanthropic ideology.

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A “Babysitter” McG Tries With

Of all the “second tier” Netflix acquisitions this year, “The Babysitter” is arguably the best, thanks to its lean running time of 85 minutes, the chemistry between its two leads and some ghoulishly outlandish death scenes that could earn a deserved place in the pantheon of horror films. Beyond that, it’s not really something that hasn’t been done before and stronger.

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: The Power of Cinema on Full Blast

The second you finish reading this, don’t think. Just open another tab on your browser or the app on your phone, go to Fandango or Movie Tickets or whatever app you’re inclined to use and take part in what is unquestionably one of the grandest achievements of this year.

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The Enduring Power of ‘Psycho’ Lives On in ’78/52′

Picture it: any movie theater in the fall of 1960. It was the shower seen around the world, followed quickly and without warning by the screams of millions that reached the darkest recesses of space. Over a short period of time, it was a story that turned legendary, even without seeing the actual film: amateur more »

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An IMAX Experience Worthy of ‘Blade Runner’

Regardless of whether it’s seen in IMAX or viewed in standard DCP, if one considers themselves a Blade Runner aficionado or simply excited to see what Mr. Villeneuve does to expand the Blade Runner mythology, they must make the effort to check this out so experiences like this ultimately “aren’t lost in time, like tears in rain,” to quote Mr. Hauer’s iconic final monologue.

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‘Jeepers Creepers’, Where’d You Get That Bad Third Movie?

When a horror film gets to its third entry, it better damn well know where to go or things will go downhill. And when Jeepers Creepers 3 does badly with its fanbase, it won’t be because of Mr. Salva’s past indiscretions. It’ll be because he’s made a really bad film that furthers the argument that Jeepers Creepers should have stuck with one film.

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‘Inhumans’ Review – The Lowest Bar for Inhumans to Step On

(AOTN) For many, Marvel is the ultimate trendsetter for current pop culture. Each new film is warmly received (and occasionally cited as the “new dawn” of comic book movies), audiences fall madly in love with characters once thought too obscure for the mainstream and the actors playing them, the TV shows are big… actually, let’s more »

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The Monsters Under Your Bed and Skin: A Saturday of 70mm Horrors

Much like the 3-D craze around the same time, 70mm “blow-up” prints became something of a “go-to” in the 1970s until the mid-1990s for major blockbusters and any number of prestigious event films that remain popular today. The trend is making something of a resurgence now thanks to filmmakers like Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

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