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  • Six Shooter

    Six Shooter

    ★★★★½

    “Ah, sheep.” - Kid

    A few strangers, each suffering through one of their worst days, wind up in the same train car in this brisk black comedy. Acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh makes the leap from stage to screen without missing a beat, his knack for delirious dialogue fully intact. Brendan Gleeson plays one of the sympathetic souls onboard the journey of grief and madness. The film opens on his face, heavy with the news of his wife’s passing and a…

  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★½

    "I never liked your show, but I always thought the people did." - James Gordon Bennett

    The above quotation comes from a moment between P.T. Barnum and an antagonizing newspaper editor. This essentially sums up the disparity between critics and audiences over THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: a star-spangled musical about the American businessman who defined the modern concept of circus.

    Let’s be clear, this is a glorified portrayal of Barnum, whose legacy is stained by slavery and animal abuse. While the…

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  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★★½

    "If everyone's talking about him, there's probably a good reason."

    This is essentially MEMORIES OF MURDER by way of THE EXORCIST and the result is as incredible as that sounds. When the arrival of a foreigner seemingly spawns an unknown malady over a sleepy village, the case becomes personal for an inept policeman. This grim mystery is replete with humor and slowly transitions into a thriller before transforming into horror. Na Hong-jin (THE CHASER and THE YELLOW SEA) adds another…

  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★

    A former detective gets wrapped up in an unsolved case while his wife is perturbed by an off-putting neighbor in this not-so-mysterious mystery. The first act is absorbing enough as coincidence and possibility hang in balance. Unfortunately, a rolodex of fools become the biggest threat to this dwindling chronicle. Kurosawa continues to show great skill in blocking and long-takes to keep the viewer attentive; if only the script received this level of consideration. CREEPY finds occasion to live up to its name, but it also could have been titled OBVIOUS or OBTUSE.