Movie Trailer:  Spectre (2015)

Movie Trailer: Spectre (2015)

Bond is back. And just in time it seems to uncover a secret that threatens his future but is unlockable from his past. In the 24th installment the infamous secret agent must go on the offensive to root out a powerful organization looking to flex its muscles as MI6 regroups from its near destruction in…

The Barber (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: The Barber (2014)

The Barber is a B-movie’s B-movie. While many of the tropes those well-acquainted with this type of film have come to know are present, several of them are approached uniquely or service the plot in ways far less tired than the tropes themselves. Truer to form still is the ridiculously overdone ending, another familiar element…

Digging Up the Marrow (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Digging Up the Marrow (2014)

I had the opportunity to meet Adam Green almost exactly three years ago, at a screening of his horror/comedy sitcom “Holliston” at Emerson College in his native Massachusetts. What I appreciated about him the most — and what clearly shines through in all of his work that I have seen — was his unapologetic enthusiasm…

A Cry From Within (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: A Cry From Within (2014)

By far the best and most original aspect of A Cry From Within is the fact that it revolves around an extremely solid family. Advertising executive Cecile (Deborah Twiss, who wrote and directed the film and upon whose real life experiences it claims to be based), therapist Jonathan (Eric Roberts “The Expendables”), and their children…

Focus (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Focus (2015)

When distilled down to its basest elements, con drama Focus is a light and airy attempt to hearken back to the days of movie star vehicles that require nothing more than mega movie star wattage and a smooth smile to keep their exploits afloat. Even when viewed at surface level, there’s nothing more to the…

Ex Machina (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Ex Machina (2015)

Science fiction has long explored the question of what it is to be human. This philosophical topic has involved different non-human figures, such as extra-terrestrials in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “Avatar,” clones in “Never Let Me Go” and “The Island” and perhaps most frequently, artificial intelligence. Films such as “Metropolis,” “2001: A Space…

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