Ethan Hawke Terrorizes 1970s Neighborhood Children in The Black Phone, A Simultaneously Effective and Perplexing Thriller

By Scott Cole THE BLACK PHONE  -  * * 1/2  (2 1/2 stars out of 5) Director: Scott Derrickson Starring: Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransome A big pet peeve of mine in movies is the character of the small child who talks and acts just like the adults who have... Continue Reading →

‘Windfall’ Review

A tasteful California vacation home. Simple, linear structures and a muted color palette. Fields of vibrant orange trees. A picturesque pool. These opening images do an effective job in luring the audience in with a soft, warm breeze type of energy. Windfall introduces Jason Segel’s character, Nobody, with him sitting in a modern patio, serenely... Continue Reading →

‘Licorice Pizza’ Review

What a title! Paul Thomas Anderson takes shades of almost every single one of his prior films and combines them to create his best yet: “Licorice Pizza.” It’s very loose on plot development and is a simplistic, feel-good hangout movie. The characters are incredibly relatable towards the age range they’re in. In contrast to the... Continue Reading →

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