Category Archives: Entropy

‘The Conjuring’ and that long-fabled franchise fatigue

3/10 The Satanic panic never really ended. The surge of news about “Satanism” that started as a religious offshoot of the rebellious ‘60s and consumed the suburbs of Reagan’s America with fears of pedophiles and kidnapped children being used for … Continue reading

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‘Cruella’ scorches screen in Sex Pistols reimagining

8/10 Cruella is a bold, fast, fun, intricately detailed and remarkably complex film about power, destiny, art and cruelty. In the past decade’s long and mostly painful parade of uncurious, unnecessary remakes of Disney classics, it immediately becomes the best … Continue reading

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‘Quiet Place’ sequel summons audiences back to the theater

8/10 A Quiet Place Part II isn’t the first blockbuster to release after the COVID-19 crisis really got underway, but it’s the first to perform more or less to expectation. It’s a uniquely cinematic experience and would be an intriguing … Continue reading

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‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ is here to announce Taylor Sheridan has arrived

6/10 The subtlest but most telling mark of a well-directed film is that that air of relaxation you get in the hands of a story that’s confident in its own telling. Those Who Wish Me Dead is writer/director/producer Taylor Sheridan’s … Continue reading

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Erstwhile ‘Gone Girl’ heiress ‘Woman in the Window’ never stood a chance

3/10 The Woman in the Window releases on Netflix May 14, 2021, almost a year to the day after its planned May 15, 2020 release date. The COVID-19 crisis both ruined its theatrical release and ruined the movie itself, which … Continue reading

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