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Reviewed: Luke Bonanno on June 14, 2024

Theatrical Release: June 14, 2024

A wildly uneven tragicomic fantasy whose hold on your appreciation is weak and fleeting.

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I Saw the TV Glow

Jane Schoenbrun’s second narrative feature is an unnerving mystery, a psychological character study, and an art film with both style and substance.

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Reviewed May 9, 2024

I Saw the TV Glow

Challengers

Tennis has never before been as cinematic as it is in the capable hands of director Luca Guadagnino.

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Reviewed April 28, 2024

Challengers

Abigail

“Abigail” is high-concept, low-intelligence horror where your mind has nowhere to turn but predicting the order and manner in which characters are killed off.

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Reviewed April 19, 2024

Abigail

Civil War

Distributed by A24 and in IMAX, “Civil War” is a union of arthouse and popcorn, one that won’t fully satisfy the distinct needs of either audience but comes pretty darn close most of the time.

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Reviewed April 11, 2024

Civil War

Monkey Man

Seasoned young actor Dev Patel undergoes a baptism by fire here, making his writing, producing, and directing debuts with a well-stretched $10 million budget and seemingly infinite amounts of ambition.

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Reviewed April 4, 2024

Monkey Man

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

In quality, tone, and composition, Frozen Empire is extremely similar to its immediate predecessor, Afterlife. Without the emotion and nostalgia of a direct legacy sequel, though, it doesn’t hit as hard.

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Reviewed March 20, 2024

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Dune: Part Two

This is legit, rewarding, high-octane mainstream cinema, the kind that Steven Spielberg used to make and that only Christopher Nolan now seems capable of delivering on a regular basis.

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Reviewed February 26, 2024

Dune: Part Two

Drive-Away Dolls

Despite an intermittently witty original screenplay, Ethan Coen’s latest solo comedy lacks the narrative cohesion, aesthetic allure, and cinematic formalism of the offbeat triumphs he’s made with his brother.

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Reviewed February 23, 2024

Drive-Away Dolls

Lisa Frankenstein

In this messy but entertaining horror romance comedy, first-time director Zelda Williams and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody take great pains to make something that looks and feels like it truly hails from 1989.

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Reviewed February 8, 2024

Lisa Frankenstein

Argylle

What begins like a better version of Sandra Bullock’s hit 2022 adventure comedy “The Lost City” continues to get worse at every turn.

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Reviewed February 1, 2024

Argylle

Mean Girls (2024)

Though it may be superfluous, 2024’s “Mean Girls” remains plenty entertaining as a new take for a new generation, specifically musical theatre nerds.

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Reviewed January 11, 2024

Mean Girls (2024)

Foe

Redirected straight to streaming, “Foe” is a strange hybrid of artsy character study and high-concept sci-fi.

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Reviewed January 2, 2024

Foe

The Boys in the Boat

This old-fashioned dramatization of an Olympic rowing team is not just George Clooney’s least edgy directorial effort; The Boys in the Boat might just be the least edgy live-action movie of 2023.

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Reviewed December 15, 2023

The Boys in the Boat

Wonka

“Wonka” may not quite reach the lofty heights of the director’s “Paddington” movies, but it nonetheless delivers an winning abundance of wit and whimsy.

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Reviewed December 13, 2023

Wonka

2024 Golden Globe Awards Predictions

With a new network, new ownership, and newly for-profit status, the Golden Globes march on, this year with a new category and an extra nominee in all the returning ones. Continue reading our 2024 Golden Globe Awards predictions and analysis of all fifteen film categories whose nominees will be announced on Monday morning, December 11th.

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Reviewed December 7, 2023

2024 Golden Globe Awards Predictions

Candy Cane Lane

Chock-full of familiar family film tropes, “Candy Cane Lane” runs at least a half-hour longer than you’ll want it to.

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Reviewed November 30, 2023

Candy Cane Lane

Wish

“Wish” leans heavily on Disney’s time-tested traditions with ample artistry and a moderate amount of success. Keep reading DVDizzy’s Disney Wish movie review.

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Reviewed November 21, 2023

Wish

Napoleon

A mix of history and human interest material, Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” holds your attention more with the latter.

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Reviewed November 20, 2023

Napoleon

Saltburn

Meticulously well-crafted and creatively challenging, “Saltburn” is a thought-provoking, genre-defying character study strictly for adults who are not easily offended.

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Reviewed November 17, 2023

Saltburn
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