Top Gun: Maverick is truly special

The success of Top Gun: Maverick is like something we have not seen in the cinematic landscape in many years. It is universally beloved. Critics and fans, cinephiles and casual moviegoers, young and old, rural and urban — practically everyone in the world adores Tom Cruise’s latest go-for-broke spectacle. Now more than two months since […]

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Jordan Peele’s Nope displays the power and importance of original storytelling

My initial reaction as the credits rolled on Jordan Peele’s third feature film, Nope, was that I wished the extraordinarily talented writer, director, and producer would return to a smaller scale of filmmaking and storytelling along the lines of his 2017 debut, Get Out. However, as I have continued to reflect upon the experience of […]

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The Black Phone might answer the call for some horror fans, if you keep your expectations in check

Directed by Scott Derrickson in his first feature film since the Marvel Cinematic Universe entry Doctor Strange in 2016, The Black Phone is finally seeing a theatrical release after a couple years of Covid-related delays and conflicts. Adapted from Joe Hill’s short story of the same name, this movie finds Derrickson returning to his horror […]

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Interview with Oscar-nominees Martin Strange-hansen and kim magnusson – “on my mind” short film

I recently had the great honor of interviewing writer and director Martin Strange-Hansen and producer Kim Magnusson to discuss their work on the Oscar-nominated short film “On My Mind.” During our conversation, we discuss the significant role of short films in the world of cinema, the beautiful lead performance from Rasmus Hammerich, and the emotionally […]

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage might fit the bill for fans of comedy, horror, and beyond

As a follow-up to the 2018 film “Venom” directed by Ruben Fleischer, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” sees legendary motion-capture performance actor Andy Serkis settling into the director’s chair, with Tom Hardy returning as the titular antihero. Based on Marvel Comics, this particular corner of the universe is under the Sony umbrella, whereas the majority […]

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