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  • Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee

    ★★

  • The Lion Roars Again

    ★½

  • A Star Is Born World Premiere

    ★★½

  • After the Thin Man

    ★★★★½

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  • Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee

    Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee

    Eclectic doesn't even begin to describe it. Annabel Lee combines Vincent Price's narration with video, still photography, and the best elevator music the 1960s had to offer. The earliest scenes are laughably dramatic in a way I'm convinced Edgar Allan Poe would personally adore but once it decides to turn a timeless tale of grief and loss into an experimental horror film the limits of its resources and its imagination become painfully obvious.

  • The Lion Roars Again

    The Lion Roars Again

    A promotional effort highlighting the then-upcoming MGM slate and a thinly veiled attempt to announce a return to form for the studio whose purchase by Kirk Kerkorian and subsequent management by James T. Aubrey Jr. had robbed the studio not only of its financial success but the perception of glitz and glamour that had made it such a force in Hollywood's Golden Age.

    The optimism behind the film was woefully misplaced, something that is entirely obvious when watching the film…

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  • Selah and the Spades

    Selah and the Spades

    RANKINGS: 2019

    There is a very good film hiding somewhere in Selah and the Spades but this isn’t it.

    The first thing that becomes apparent when watching this film is how desperately it wants to be a woke Mean Girls. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Very few comedies have understood high school quite as well as the 2004 classic but the primarily straight white focus makes it not quite as timeless as it could be. Woke Mean Girls…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    RANKINGS: 2018 | Mission: Impossible

    The Mission: Impossible franchise consists largely of a series of increasingly complex studio-funded suicide attempts by Tom Cruise and I'll be damned if it doesn't make for one of the most memorable action franchises in history. With the exception of the lackluster second entry, nearly every single one has been better than the last. Fallout is no exception and is very likely to go down in history as one of the greatest action films of…