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The battles of Humans and their Gods

The battles of Humans and their Gods

One of this week's newest DVD releases is a real standout for the year: Polish writer/director Lech Majewski's new film set in the heart of America's red rock canyons in Utah. Valley of the Gods features solid actors in solid performances of a strange sci-fi thinkpiece about industry vs. heritage. Who would win between the richest seeking more riches and the Gods that they're up against?
The kung fu for you and you and you

The kung fu for you and you and you

Ip Man 4: The Finale... that's a tough film to dive into unless you're already wet with the water of modern and authentic Chinese kung fu movies. It does take some acclimatizing - acculturation if you will - but it has a lot of cinematic gold in it.
Upstairs/downstairs: the microcosmic class conflict of Parasite

Upstairs/downstairs: the microcosmic class conflict of Parasite

The world is divided into the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots, the upper class and the lower class. If you haven't seen the multiple Oscar-winning film Parasite, what's stopping you?
Bad luck in Lucky Day

Bad luck in Lucky Day

In Lucky Day, a guy named Red (Luke Bracey) gets out of jail after a two-year stint, reunites with his woman, an artist named Chloe (Nina Dobrev), and their daughter Beatrice (Ella Ryan Quinn), a young waif who is so adorable at such a young age that she decides to only speak French, much to Red’s chagrin. If Red and Chloe sound remarkably similar to Zed and Zoe, I’m sure that’s only coincidence.
Glass is strong but not 'unbreakable' and in more ways than one

Glass is strong but not 'unbreakable' and in more ways than one

Glass, the third in M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 Trilogy after Unbreakable and Split, is now out on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand. It's the culmination of a really interesting and great auteur take on superheroes, or at least it could have been. One actor stole the show while another dragged it right down.
Q&A with Kim Nguyen, director of The Hummingbird Project

Q&A with Kim Nguyen, director of The Hummingbird Project

In advance of this Friday's wide release of director Kim Nguyen's The Hummingbird Project, Gazette reporter and film critic Scott Hayes had an intense, rapid fire Q&A phone call with him. The interview was much like what Jesse Eisenberg's Hummingbird character Vincent Zaleski would likely have.
What lies at the end of the thousand-mile line

What lies at the end of the thousand-mile line

In the stock market world of high frequency trading where millions of dollars can be gained or lost in a fraction of a second, there’s only one way to get any kind of advantage over others: beat them to the information by a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a second.
Green Book is the best picture to introduce 1960s interracial divisions to your family

Green Book is the best picture to introduce 1960s interracial divisions to your family

This year’s Best Picture Oscar winner is a real crowd-pleaser, even if it offers a mostly non-controversial, non-confrontational look at a real interracial friendship in America that started in the 1960s. It’s a complicated story if you delve into it – and it’s possibly an even more complicated story surrounding the movie – but the surface value still holds a lot of tender beauty.
The Blog that Would Not Die!

The Blog that Would Not Die!

It’s the season of the witch ... so be nice to your local witch. They’re good people, and they can help in all kinds of sticky circumstances, such as an annual blog post that you feel obliged to produce yet have no creative thoughts about.

The Blog from Beyond the Grave

With the sudden resurgence of movies based on Stephen King stories, I have decided to resurrect... The Blog from Beyond the Grave. Every Halloween for the last, oh...