‘A Ghost Story’ Review: Life After Death isn’t Very Exciting, and That’s the Point

If someone were to ask me what A Ghost Story is about, the simple answer would be, “Casey Affleck wanders around a house covered in a white sheet for 90 minutes.” However, much like its unconventional aspect ratio of 1.33:1, David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) has graced us with a film that […]

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David Lynch: The Art Life

My introduction to the work of David Lynch came in the form of a university lecture. I remember being shown Blue Velvet (1986) in my first year as a film student and being instantly thrust into a world unfamiliar and unsettling. I’m sure now this is just the response Lynch hopes for. His latest film, […]

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War for the Planet of the Apes

Editor’s note: This review contains very mild plot references but will by no means ruin the film for you. Quite the contrary, in fact; we’re trying to tease it for those who have not yet seen it.   The Planet of the Apes franchise has been active since the ‘60s and you’d think that after […]

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‘The Beguiled’ — A tightly-wound, sexually-charged Civil War drama

Writer-director Sofia Coppola, recently awarded Best Director at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (making her the second woman and first American in its history to receive such a distinction,) returns with a typically ethereal, intricate, and sexually-charged Civil War drama. Set in the war-torn Confederate State of Virginia, 1864, The Beguiled (adapted from Thomas P. […]

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