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Review: ISLE OF DOGS, Absolute Nerdy Fun

Already hotly anticipated by the director's fiercly loyal fans ever since the film's trailer was dropped by Fox Searchlight last year, Wes Anderson's brilliant animated feature Isle of Dogs does not disappoint and proves to be quite another little idiosyncratic gem in...

Berlinale 2018 Review: ISLE OF DOGS, An Obvious Joy By the Masterful Wes Anderson

The 68th Berlinale Film Festival's Main Competition opened in safe hands today, with Wes Anderson's brilliant latest animation Isle of Dogs. Already hotly anticipated by the director's fiercly loyal fans ever since the film's trailer was dropped by Fox Searchlight...

An American Film Geek's Top Ten of 2017

What an embarrassment. An embarrassment of riches, that is. 2017 had so many excellent, top-tier, wonderful, provocative, enjoyable films, that any given critic's list can't help but be embarrassing for what's not able to be included. I've seen no shortage...

Review: THE INFILTRATOR, A Decent Hero in a Decent Movie

Robert Mazur seems so normal. As played by Bryan Cranston, Mazur is an all-American good guy, an exceedingly decent man who is also a top-notch U.S. Customs official, an honest and dedicated employee, a loyal and loving husband and father....

POWER RANGERS: Here Is Elizabeth Banks As The New Rita Repulsa

People magazine had our first look at Elizabeth Banks as the villain RIta Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers reboot.  "I've never played a villain before," Banks tells PEOPLE in this week's issue, adding that she's looking forward to "world...

HumanSide Podcast: Director Robert Eggers Talks THE WITCH

Welcome to HumanSide. This time around I'll be letting you in on some amazing Chicago-based movie happenings, including the Music Box Theatre 70 MM Film Festival, the Roger Ebert Film Festival and a pair of great screenings from the Chicago...

Review: TRUMBO Hits The Right (Typewriter) Keys

For people who pound away at keyboards for a living, Trumbo is inherently nostalgic, presenting a romantic vision of a life enjoyed by only a few. Slumped in a bathtub to ease his back pains, Dalton Trumbo slaves away, staring...

Review: GODZILLA Is King Of The Monsters Once More

British director Gareth Edwards makes his Hollywood debut in jaw-dropping style, bringing Godzilla back to the big screen in a grand scale action adventure that is pitched perfectly between obligatory disaster drama and indulgently delightful monster mash.2014 marks the 60th...

New Extended Look At Gareth Edwards' GODZILLA

I do not know what other film coming out this spring has me more excited than Gareth Edwards' Godzilla. And with this new 'Extended Look' popping up, all other contenders are pretenders as far as I am concerned. In this two...

GODZILLA: New International Trailer Lays Waste To The Landscapes

Since none of us seem to have had our fill of Godzilla trailers, how about the new international trailer from the UK? It features the clearest shot of what has to be Rodan to date. We also get more scenes of...

Trailer: GODZILLA Is Pure Gravitas

Woah. And... woah...The new trailer for Gareth Edwards' take on Godzilla arrived today and it sure knows how to instill a bit of fear in the hearts of us measly mammals. Over some starkly terrifying shots of destroyed cities we've...

Review: COLD COMES THE NIGHT Elevates Familiar Genre Elements With Fine Performances And Skillful Execution

In 2009, writer-director Tze Chun garnered much acclaim with his debut feature Children of Invention, a semi-autobiographical film about a single mother and her two children struggling to make ends meet in suburban Boston. At first glance, Chun's follow-up, the...

GODZILLA Trailer Presents A Monstrous Nightmare

The first trailer for Gareth Edwards' version of Godzilla makes a very strong case that it won't be another cookie-cutter blockbuster. Edwards' first film, Monsters, struck me as "languid and dreamy," fulfilling his wish "to begin where every other monster...

Destroy All Monsters: Breaking Lost And The Infancy Of Series Finales

Spoilers for Breaking Bad. The Lost haters came out in dull, predictable force within moments of the final image of Breaking Bad's last episode, which unmistakably mirrored one of the last images of Lost's torturously criticized finale. Granted, the...

TV Review: BREAKING BAD 5.08 - "Gliding All Over"

They sure montaged the hell out of this one, didn't they? Walt's effortless rise to the top of an Albuquerque meth empire (oh, and let's not forget a franchise out in the Czech Republic) is served up as one of...

TV Review: BREAKING BAD 5.07 - "Say My Name"

"Your play, Walter. You're on your own." The previous episode left the precarious balance between Walter, Jesse, and Mike, already teetering, in even more serious jeopardy. Walter (Bryan Cranston) had managed to hide 1,000 gallons of methylamine and proposed a...

TV Review: BREAKING BAD 5.06 - "Buyout"

You can understand and maybe empathize with how someone like Jess Pinkman could come to be the way he is. Some suburban life worn down by his parents' expectations and his own unwillingness to try and bam, you're in...

TV Review: BREAKING BAD 5.05 - "Dead Freight"

"Everyone sounds like Meryl Streep with a gun to their head." With the fifth season of Breaking Bad broken into two discreet eight-episode runs, pacing and structure have been issues. The first four episodes have moved deliberately, slowly establishing a...

TV Review: BREAKING BAD 5.04 - "Fifty-One"

Sorry for not catching up with last week's episode, "Hazard Pay," but as with most episodes of Breaking Bad, you can see creator Vince Gilligan and his writers building something between episodes. And what they're building is a monster in...

TV Review: BREAKING BAD 5.02 - "Madrigal"

Before I start in on this week's reaction to the second season five episode of Breaking Bad, I have to call our own Jason Gorber out who last week chided Vince Gilligan's season for having a "weak first season."...