Neo-Noir

‘Love Lies Bleedings’ Review: Sex, Guns & Lots of Steroids

Lou is a reclusive gym manager who falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder who's heading to Las Vegas to pursue her dream. Their love soon leads to violence as they get pulled deep into the we...

8.5 Great

‘Love Lies Bleeding’ Review: A Sleek, Subversive Thriller with Terrific Leads

Gym manager Lou (Kristen Stewart) falls for Jackie (Katy O'Brian), a bodybuilder passing through town en route to a competition in Las Vegas.

8 Great

‘The Killer’ Review: David Fincher’s Precise Execution

After a fateful near-miss, an assassin battles his employers and himself on an international manhunt he insists isn't personal.

9 Amazing

Revenge, an Octopus, and a Hammer: The Legacy of Park Chan-wook’s ‘Oldboy’

Oh Dae-Su is an obnoxious drunk who is abducted from the street one night, waking up in a cell, where he remains for the next 15 years with no explanation. And then, he's suddenly released and invited...

‘Marlowe’ Review: Neeson and Jordan’s Monumental Neo-Noir Misfire

In late 1930's Bay City, a brooding, down on his luck detective is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress.

4 Poor

‘Nightmare Alley’ Review: Del Toro Taps Into Stylish, Ruthless Pulp

An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

7 Good

Films To Be Thankful For: Brick (2005)

Chike Coleman's column "Films to be Thankful For" highlights Rian Johnson's debut film, Brick, a detective story, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Review: A Stylish Mystery Comes With ‘A Simple Favor’

In a lot of ways, director Paul Feig has been building up to A Simple Favor. While his last several features have all been comedies, it’s easy to see a throughline. He’s been making female-led films t...

7 Good

Review: Some Words On Why ‘Mute’ Disappoints

Give or take a film like Okja, I’m having a lot of conflicting thoughts over the good that could be coming from original movies from Netflix. Mute is the latest example of a disappointing miss for the...

4 Poor

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