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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    After several decades as one of the most ubiquitous writers, producers, and directors in English-language television and film, what you see — and, more importantly, given his aural proclivities, what you hear — is what you get with Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing, A Few Good Men). Sorkin’s characters don’t just talk to each other. They speak past each other. They sermonize; they proselytize; they soliloquize. They have a specific point-of-view (white, male, usually liberal) and they’re…

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a unique breed. It’s got plenty of dark comedy and sweet genuine drama for the characters to grow and become better people, while serving up delicious horror tropes for the bloodhounds to sink their teeth into.

    Given that this is only his second film, and he wrote, directed, and starred in it, Jim Cummings is a face and voice to look out for right now. Very little here is done as an homage or…

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  • Wolfwalkers

    Wolfwalkers

    It’s reassuring to see today’s children receive a film like Wolfwalkers. This animated feature isn’t a toy commercial. There are no tie-ins for cereal, candy, or video games. Wolfwalkers is not a sequel, nor does it have one already in the works. It is, however, part three in a thematic trilogy. Wolfwalkers is the final instalment in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s cycle of films inspired by Irish folklore. After their magical adventures The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song…

  • Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl

    Disney’s Artemis Fowl is as cursed a movie as they come. Years languishing under development delays, director changes, reshoots and moving release dates⁠—all before the coronavirus pandemic hit⁠—the Disney movie is as messy as they come, offering little to no payoff for kids or adults.

    Cue the “more like Artemis Foul, amiright?” jokes.

    Read Rachel West's full Artemis Fowl review: thatshelf.com/artemis-fowl-review-a-film-cursed-to-fail/