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2024 Golden Globe Awards – Predictions

Reviewed: Luke Bonanno on December 7, 2023

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 predictions and analysis of all fifteen film categories whose nominees will be announced on Monday morning, December 11th.

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Candy Cane Lane

Reviewed November 30, 2023

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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Wish

Wish

Reviewed November 21, 2023

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

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Napoleon

Napoleon

Reviewed November 20, 2023

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

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Saltburn

Saltburn

Reviewed November 17, 2023

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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Trolls Band Together

Trolls Band Together

Reviewed November 15, 2023

DreamWorks’ threequel subjects us to an endless string of boy band puns and no shortage of medleys comprised of new covers of familiar pop songs.

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Next Goal Wins

Next Goal Wins

Reviewed November 13, 2023

This mediocre standard team sports comedy marks a big step back for its Oscar-winning writer-director Taika Waititi.

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The Holdovers

The Holdovers

Reviewed November 9, 2023

“The Holdovers” is the kind of movie that sweeps you up in its world, holds you captive, and remains in your thoughts for weeks to come.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Reviewed October 26, 2023

There isn’t much issue to take with this okay kid-friendly thriller, whose reactions will be shaped as much by the video games as what’s onscreen.

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Barbie

Barbie

Reviewed October 25, 2023

The average person would reasonably expect a Barbie movie to be superficial escapism, but that is absolutely not the kind of comedy that interests indie-seasoned writer-director Greta Gerwig and her partner/co-writer Noah Baumbach.

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Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

Reviewed October 18, 2023

Martin Scorsese’s latest requires patience, a formidable bladder, a substantial attention span, an eye for detail, and the ability to think critically. If you can supply those, you will greatly appreciate the best film to have been released this nearly half-done decade.

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Totally Killer

Totally Killer

Reviewed October 5, 2023

Time travel is one of fiction’s great devices and has inspired so many creative and entertaining movies. This isn’t one of them.

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The Exorcist: Believer

The Exorcist: Believer

Reviewed October 4, 2023

With a handful of jump scares and an assortment of body horror, The Exorcist: Believer doesn’t unearth anything wholly new or revolutionary, but it should still manage to satisfy if not impress all but the most jaded of horror junkies.

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Flora and Son

Flora and Son

Reviewed September 29, 2023

The latest music-filled tale from Ireland’s John Carney (“Once”, “Sing Street”) might very well be his best film yet.

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Dumb Money

Dumb Money

Reviewed September 21, 2023

Dumb Money has enough substance and style to make it impossible to ignore, but also difficult to love.

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Strays

Strays

Reviewed August 17, 2023

It remains to be seen how much the audiences for gross-out comedy and talking dogs overlap, but “Strays” provides a decent amount of laughs with the right expectations.

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Theater Camp

Theater Camp

Reviewed August 1, 2023

Instead of aiming for mass appeal, “Theater Camp” digs deep into its subject matter, ending up with a film that its target audience will absolutely love but is unlikely to impress anyone without some kind of stage or backstage experience.

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Haunted Mansion (2023)

Haunted Mansion (2023)

Reviewed July 28, 2023

The laughs outnumber the thrills, but that’s in line with the Disney ride and in 2023 it’s simply nice to encounter characters and a story you don’t already know from a better animated movie made decades ago.

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Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer

Reviewed July 20, 2023

With this ambitious, gripping epic, Christopher Nolan finds plenty of ways to breathe vitality into what could easily be a stage play.

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Reviewed June 29, 2023

The “Attack of the Clones” to “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”‘s “Phantom Menace”, Indiana Jones’ underwhelming send-off’s greatest effect may be in making the public reassess the hero’s widely-loathed prior outing.

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No Hard Feelings

No Hard Feelings

Reviewed June 21, 2023

It’s hard to believe that Jennifer Lawrence, a leading lady upgrade from Cameron Diaz in every way imaginable, could somehow end up in a far less entertaining version of “Bad Teacher“, but that’s what happens here.

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Asteroid City

Asteroid City

Reviewed June 16, 2023

Although it looks like Wes Anderson at his most Wes Andersoniest, “Asteroid City” is an improvement over the director’s last two efforts, which by default makes it his best live-action film in over a decade.

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The Flash

The Flash

Reviewed June 16, 2023

Fun, imaginative, and only somewhat derivative, “The Flash” is the most enjoyable movie from DC since Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy wrapped up.

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Elemental

Elemental

Reviewed June 15, 2023

Pixar’s history of excellence urges us to judge them harshly, but “Elemental” gives us much of the weakest writing to ever bear the animation studio’s name.

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The Boogeyman

The Boogeyman

Reviewed June 15, 2023

To the pile of Stephen King adaptations that have fallen flat in translation, we can add “The Boogeyman“, a limp curiosity that no one will be talking about within a couple of weeks.

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Reviewed June 6, 2023

No amount of nostalgia for the 20th century’s fondly recalled final decade can fully pull attention from the glaring creative shortcomings of “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.”

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Reviewed June 2, 2023

“Across the Spider-Verse” has its sights set on the kind of acclaim reserved for the rarest of sequels. You know the type. “The Godfather Part II.” “Toy Story 2” and “3“. Sequels that expand and enrich the mythology established in the original film, without simply repeating beats.

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About My Father

About My Father

Reviewed May 26, 2023

The father-son dynamic provides enough humor and heart to make the movie go down smoothly with an appealing old school vibe somewhere in between the "Fockers" trilogy and Steve Martin's two '90s "Father of the Bride" movies.

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Fast X

Fast X

Reviewed May 25, 2023

While this tenth entry in the Fast saga has no shortage of busy set pieces, international filming locations, and, for some reason, Academy Award-winning actresses, the thrills are minimal this time out.

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Air

Air

Reviewed April 20, 2023

Movies are rarely this great at any time of year. Ben Affleck's clever, diverting "Air" is a crowd-pleaser that will stand the test of time.

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Renfield

Renfield

Reviewed April 12, 2023

While there will no doubt be far worse mainstream studio movies put out this year, Renfield disappoints more than most because of the promise it holds.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Reviewed April 4, 2023

Super Mario Bros. is certain to extend Illumination's streak of lucrative returns on minimal pleasures. It's just too bad that there is virtually nothing in this movie to justify those financial delights.

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Murder Mystery 2

Murder Mystery 2

Reviewed March 31, 2023

There’s no doubt that Adam Sandler can dazzle at will when teaming with higher caliber auteurs, as the still very vocal fanbase of Uncut Gems will attest to. But sometimes the Sandman just wants to goof around in Paris and get paid.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Reviewed March 31, 2023

The admirable instincts of writing-directing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein turn an aspiring spring tentpole that from all appearances looks like another misguided IP franchise nonstarter into a genuinely enjoyable crowd-pleaser.

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A Thousand and One

A Thousand and One

Reviewed March 31, 2023

By centering on a quiet, underprivileged black youth at three stages of his upbringing, A Thousand and One invites inevitable comparisons to Moonlight, 2016’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, that it cannot favorably withstand. Still, there is enough substance to qualify this as a compelling debut for a promising new voice.

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John Wick: Chapter 4

John Wick: Chapter 4

Reviewed March 19, 2023

If you do not already see the entertainment value in this saga of a retired hitman drawn back into the deadly criminal world, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is not going to change your mind.

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Inside

Inside

Reviewed March 17, 2023

If you can accept “Inside” as a movie that is about the journey, not the destination, you should enjoy the ride and another engaging Willem Dafoe descent into madness. 

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Creed III

Creed III

Reviewed February 27, 2023

With Michael B. Jordan excelling on both sides of the camera, “Creed III” gives you much more to chew on and think about than your typical third installment.

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