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  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★½

  • The Hand of God

    ★★★★

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★½

  • Belfast

    ★½

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  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    In circus nomenclature, a “geek” is the most run-down of men, almost always an alcoholic or junkie, who performs grotesqueries, like biting the heads off live animals, in front of jeering – but well-paying – audiences. The geek puts the “carnal” in carnival; reliably dirty of soul and desperate for work. He is the lowest in the act’s hierarchy because his role is easily replaceable, for it requires no skill other than a willingness to debase oneself publicly. The geek…

  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    A lyrical ode to family, fate, and the future, The Hand of God is an autobiographical coming-of-age story written and directed by The Great Beauty Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino. Drawing from his experience as a listless teenager in 1980’s Naples, The Hand of God tells the story of Fabietto (Filippo Scotti) who mostly just chills with his rambunctious older family until a cruel twist of fate leaves him reeling and searching for a way forward.

    Deeply personal, Hand of God explores…

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  • The Alpinist

    The Alpinist

    The crux of Nick Rosen and Peter Mortimer’s (The Dawn Wall) thrilling new climbing documentary The Alpinist is self-described “true dirtbag” Marc-André Leclerc. Leclerc, a 23-year old Canadian alpine free solo enthusiast-turned-pioneer, is in many ways the antithesis of many modern climbers. Seeking fame is not and never has been his purpose, the documentary beginning with Leclerc as more of a mythical easter egg, a whisper within the upper rungs of the climbing community. Much like The Sparks are “your…

  • Cherry

    Cherry

    Reporter: So Russos, after the roaring success of Endgame, what's next?
    Russo 1: Well we really wanted to make a war movie!
    Russo 2: And a coming-of-age rom-com!
    Russo 1: And a junkie drama!
    Russo 2: And a stick-em-up gangster movie!
    Reporter: Wow, those all sound great. How exciting.
    *Russos look at each other, then back at the reporter*
    Russo 1: No, it's one movie.
    Russo 2: And it's 2.5 hours....


    Full review ---> silverscreenriot.com/sprawling-opioid-drama-cherry-an-entertaining-jumbled-mess/