Review: ‘The One I Love”

A married couple is facing a crisis in their relationship, and following their therapist’s advice, they head to a secluded getaway in the hopes of recapturing their love. Sound familiar? That’s the basic premise of director Charlie McDowell’s The One I Love, but the film is much more than just what that fairly prosaic description implies. However, to spoil any more here would ruin the fun, especially considering how well the film’s marketing campaign has kept a degree of secrecy around its plot. Continue reading Review: ‘The One I Love”

5 Film Franchises I Will Follow Anywhere

Last year, I revealed the five filmmakers that mean the most to me, based on either their approach to filmmaking, their storytelling prowess or simply the personal impact they’ve had on my love of movies. However, just as certain writers or directors instantly make a film a must-watch for me, there are a handful of film franchises that will always have a special place in my heart.
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Review: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill for’

It may have taken nearly a decade, but Sin City is back in theaters. The 2005 original film – directed by Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn) and Frank Miller – brought Miller’s hard-boiled neo-noir graphic novels to stunning life and recruited a laundry list of hot Hollywood talent to boot. However, the cinematic landscape has changed into one that might not so readily embrace a new adventure in the ultra-violent, politically incorrect universe of Miller’s work. Regardless, Sin City: A Dame to Kill for is trying its luck against fellow comic book films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This might not be a good idea.

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