Tag Archives: Ethan Hawke

Shock-jock horror makes unwelcome return in ‘The Black Phone’

2/10 The Black Phone is this year’s Malignant, and that is not a compliment. It is a bizarre, incoherent mashup of several other movies and archetypes it admires but can’t come close to imitating. As a macabre circus-freak of a … Continue reading

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‘First Purge’ is the first great purge movie

9/10 The Purge movies continue to baffle me with cultural staying power that outsizes their box office numbers. What started as a cut-rate home invasion movie with an elaborate premise has captured the American imagination, fitting like a glove onto … Continue reading

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‘First Reformed’ a technical masterpiece

9/10 First Reformed is turning heads and starting conversations, and that’s what’ll get you in the door. What’ll keep you on the edge of your seat is a textbook work of art, a film in which every frame is completely … Continue reading

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