‘Doctor Sleep’ Review: ‘The Shining’ Sequel You Didn’t Know You Needed

Many people, including myself, consider Stanley Kubrick’s version of The Shining to be a classic horror movie. Therefore, a sequel seemed ill-advised and unnecessary, at best, and a disaster-in-the-making, at worst. But, I decided to give this movie a chance and tried to view it with an open mind. After all, Mike Flanagan, the director of Doctor Sleep, has slowly built up a solid resume of horror projects.  Oculus, Hush, and Gerald’s Game were all lean, effective movies. More importantly, Flanagan’s sprawling miniseries remake of The Haunting of Hill House illustrated his ability to tackle and reimagine a beloved film classic.

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Review: ‘Cyrano, My Love’ Soars With Intoxicating Storytelling And Romantic Flair

Skillfully constructed and entertaining beyond measure, Cyrano, My Love is one of this year’s most enjoyable films, and whether or not you love the stage (or subtitles), this French feature comes highly recommended.

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CinemAddicts Podcast Spotlights Taut And Terrifying Thriller ‘The Dead Center’

Shane Carruth is best known for his critically acclaimed and ambitious features Primer and Upstream Color, and now he’s front and center as an actor in the inspired horror thriller The Dead Center. Take a listen to Episode 104 below, as Anderson Cowan and I discuss The Dead Center, Semper Fi, and Wrinkles the Clown!

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Powerhouse Performance Fuels Cinematic Madness Of ‘Joker’

Joker is a character study of madness. Traditionally, these sorts of movies will show a person descending slowly from relative normalcy towards insanity. Joker, however, is focussed on one Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who is already a 9 or 10 on the crazy meter as the film opens.

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‘Villains’ Review: Maika Monroe And Bill Skarsgård Propel Stylized Thriller

Combining outlandish comedy humor and thriller elements can often make for an uneven blend, but “Villains” succeeds thanks to winning performances and inspired direction from Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. It all starts off with a dream of Florida . . .

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‘Can You Keep A Secret’ Review: Big Apple Story Buoyed By Engaging Leads

Based on a Sophie Kinsella novel, Can You Keep A Secret? is a romantic comedy that should appeal to enthusiasts of the genre. There’s more layers behind that romcom sheen, and if you dig a bit of improvisation in your cinematic cocktail, Can You Keep A Secret? may also be up your alley.

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