Movie Review: Woman in the Window
Woman in the Window.
A recent conversation with movie-type friends centered on a peculiar subgenre — the “well, we’re here” movie. These are the films that would not draw you out of the house; often, they would not even merit a streaming or rental click. Rather, these are the movies that you see because you happened to arrive at a movie theater ten minutes before their showtime.
Review: Spiral
Spiral: From the Book of Saw.
A hearty stew of “Law and Order”-style procedurals, a couple big stars and a cumbersome title make “Spiral” distinct from its parent franchise — though not in any way that will feel unfamiliar.
     


 
 
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Spiral: From the Book of Saw
The summer of horror is here.
Movie Review: The Paper TIgers
The Paper Tigers
“The Paper Tigers” might seem like just another silly and routine martial arts movie, but it actually has a high regard for the martial arts.
#1 Movie in America
The Craft
Ultimately, “The Craft” didn’t sell all that many tickets. But it did sell one small storefront.
Top Chef Recap
Top Chef: Stumptown, U.S.A.
The entire Top Chef Kitchen is filled with tree stumps. It looks perfect for some sort of elf-themed Quickfire.
Movie Review: Wrath of Man
Wrath of Man
There’s an interesting push-and-pull to “Wrath of Man.”
Movie Review: Monster
Monster
The Netflix film “Monster” has many observations about the criminal justice system...
Movie Review: Sweet River
Sweet River
“Sweet River” is a strongly performed yet mostly mediocre horror-thriller that too often puts it upon the audience to fill in its narrative gaps.
Top Chef Recap
Top Chef Portland
The Top Chef producers are darn well determined to make sure we learn as many random factoids about Portland this season as possible.
Review: Without Remorse
Without Remorse
The long arm of the late Tom Clancy, one of the most ubiquitous paperback writers of the 20th century, stretches beyond the grave...
Review: Things Heard and Seen
Things Heard and Seen
Whether you’re devout, spiritual or secular, don’t push your luck.
Movie Review - Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
If you're reading this review of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, you're probably already familiar with the Japanese anime series...
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