Midway

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve“. Like a Grumman TBF Avenger riddled with bullet holes, Midway, Roland Emmerich‘s (Independence Day, The Patriot, Stargate) latest attempt at history,  just barely maintains its glide above wreckage. While not necessarily considered a remake, it is…

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Spoiler Room: Last Christmas

Whether it’s due to a unique plot twist or some controversial subject matter that deserves further exploration, the Spoiler Room provides a place for our authors, and you readers, to discuss a film’s details outside of our regular spoiler-free reviews. You may be familiar with a certain type of meme that takes a format something…

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Last Christmas

         Christmas movies, rom-coms, and George Michael may not be things that seem like they would fall within my taste, which so many have been quick to label as pretentious, but they all bring me quite a lot of joy.With that said, ever since I first became acquainted with the concept of Last Christmas, I…

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Staff Selects: Noirvember

As the sun sets earlier and the days get darker, the films we talk about do as well. The Cinema Etc. staff discusses some of our favorite noirs: The Third Man (1949) One of my favorites since the first time I saw it, The Third Man solidified its spot at the very top of my…

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Burning Cane

I heard about this film likely in the same way that most everyone has: through Selma filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who has been singing this film’s praises from her Twitter account for weeks, for her followers and those adjacent to discover. As I learned, Burning Cane was written, directed and edited by Phillip Youmans, who was…

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Fangoria X Monster Fest 2019 Recap

Over the Halloween weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Fangoria x Monster Fest, Australia’s premiere cult horror movie festival. Each year, Monster Pics tours a slew of fresh international and domestic cult films across our major capital cities, and this year’s slate was particularly enticing. I managed to fit seven films into my…

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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is the second Stephen King adaptation this year that runs over two and a half hours long, but those still unable to shake the stagnant sewage aftertaste of It Chapter 2 can rest assured – this one is actually entertaining. Easily the best of the four King adaptations this year (the other 2…

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Motherless Brooklyn

At a family gathering recently, a young cousin of mine went on for around 15 minutes about the drama surrounding her 4th grade class. She spoke with the sort of confidence and excitement only found in someone that young, and even though the actual words and events she was describing were basically meaningless, I was…

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The Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a film that needs no introduction. If you’re like me, you were probably exposed to it in one form or another before you even had a chance to see it. Its impact wasn’t immediately apparent on release, but eventually grew to such an extent that it infiltrated pop culture across…

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