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Stowaway Review: A Great Cast Can’t Overcome An Uninspiring Script

In his feature debut, Whitebloom struggles to bring the excitement into his heist film, Stowaway, like he’s done with his music videos.

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'Strange Magic' Review

Strange Magic may be a pretty picture that the kids can sing along to, but within the larger spectrum of animated features it is pretty forgettable.

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Sharp Stick Review: Froseth's Stellar Performance Saves Dunham's Clunky Script

Sharp Stick is charming thanks to great performances, but the lopsided script doesn’t reach its full potential.

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DC League of Super-Pets Review: Johnson & Hart Lose Their Magic

Though DC League of Super-Pets tries to impart lessons about friendship and vulnerability, the characters and story outside Krypto feel half-baked.

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Purple Hearts Review: A Compelling Premise Is Undermined By Sappy Writing

It is easy to see the potential, but Purple Hearts leans into over-sentimentality, with narrative tricks designed to trigger tears & subdue thinking.

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Review: Greg Behrendt Is Uncool

You might expect that people in their 40s would find this funny, it'll probably be funnier to folks in their 20s to whom 40 seems infinitely far away.

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Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying Review: Underwhelming Comedy Lacks Heart [Tribeca]

While there are moments that work & the cast has a lot of chemistry together, Wes Schlagenhauf is Dying never reaches its story or comedic potential.

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Abandoned Review: Disappointing Horror Movie Needed To Pick A Lane

Abandoned has a few things in its favor, but a disappointing conclusion obscures them while making the movie's flaws even more prominent.

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Murder At Yellowstone City Review: Compelling Western Undercut By Tired Tropes

Despite the pieces adding up to an intriguing adventure at the center, the story fumbles when under pressure and regurgitates tired concepts.

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Cryo Review: Clever Ending Can’t Make Up For Paper-Thin Characters

While not without merit, Cryo is so bland for most of its runtime that not even a transformative ending makes for a net-positive viewing experience.

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Beauty Review: Lofty Ideas & Beautiful Aesthetics Can’t Overcome Flimsy Script

Beauty fails due to its weak script, which doesn’t provide a steady framework to tell this particular story. The film is all ideas with no...

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Persuasion Review: Netflix’s Modern Jane Austen Adaptation Misses The Mark

Though Dakota Johnson makes for a winning Anne Elliot, Persuasion struggles to recapture Austen's magic in its desire to inject a modern touch.

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The Road To Galena Review: Familiar Drama Is Too Safe & Unmemorable

Fully engaging with the film, as one might be forced to do in a theatrical setting, will prove unrewarding — both intellectually and emotionally.

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Dashcam Review: Found Footage Horror Movie Ruins Interesting Premise

Dashcam undermines a solid premise with an unlikable protagonist and predictable scares that do little to prop up an inexplicable ending.

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Unhuman Review: Teen Snark Can't Save Zombie Breakfast Club Riff

Unhuman makes for an interesting setup, but the film fails to stick the landing as the plot unfurls and pushes beyond the realm of believability.

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Crimes Of The Future Review: Cronenberg's Body Horror Intrigues & Underwhelms

None of the concepts or character developments fully come together, leaving the film’s potential wasted, setting up interesting arcs that go...

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Seriously Red Review: Dolly Parton Impersonator Drama Isn't Deep Enough [SXSW]

Despite its exploration of identity while taking on the persona of another, Seriously Red never gets beyond a surface-level reading of its themes.

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Morbius Review: Jared Leto's Sony Marvel Entry Is Boring & Unoriginal

Despite a fine performance from Jared Leto, Morbius is a painfully mediocre superhero origin story, delivering a shallow recreation of better movies.

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Escape The Field Review: Familiar Tropes Override Enjoyment In Bland Thriller

Escape the Field is a movie that doesn’t expect very much from its audience, serving them with character archetypes and a basic escape room premise.

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Chariot Review: Quirky Sci-Fi With Potential Ends Up Aimless & Confusing

Ultimately, what moments do flash in Chariot are not enough to overcome the feelings of confusion and aggravation its viewers are left with.

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Aline Review: Fictionalized Celine Dion Biopic Is Absurd & Cliché

The result is a baffling and confounding mess that is either intended to make audiences laugh or is dead-serious in its pursuit.

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The Kindred Review: Formulaic Horror-Thriller Is Not Interesting Or Scary

Although grounded by a convincing central performance, The Kindred is too predictable for its own good, while being sluggish in terms of execution.

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Sex Appeal Review: Hulu's New Teen Comedy Can't Compare To Sex Education

While Sex Appeal aims to be informative and fun, the film falters when it comes to exploring these themes through its underdeveloped protagonist.

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The Legend Of La Llorona Review: Spooky Mexican Myth Is More Fun Than Scary

The Legend of La Llorona is not special by any means, nor is it particularly scary, but B horror movie fans know what to expect from a film like this.

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Moonfall Review: Emmerich's Disaster Film Is Messy & Only Occasionally Fun

Moonfall is part disaster movie and part hardcore sci-fi drama that is occasionally thrilling, but gets more ridiculous & messy the longer it goes on.

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The Last Thing Mary Saw Review: 1840s Horror Is Too Muddled & Contrived

The Last Thing Mary Saw could've been a gripping queer horror about religious oppression, but is sadly limited by its humdrum and unconvincing plot.

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The Ice Age Adventures Of Buck Wild Review: Disney Bungles Another Fox Franchise

The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild is the sixth movie in the Fox animated franchise, and it is easily the worst entry in the series so far.

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Dual Review: Karen Gillan Is A Double In Intriguing, Yet Flat Sci-Fi Drama [Sundance]

The film acknowledges the concept's messiness and, while the dark comedy in Stearns’ bleak world is great, Dual fails to fully explore its conceit.

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