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Critic Spotlight

  • Robert Daniels
    Robert Daniels

    Robert Daniels is the writer and editor at 812filmreviews.com, and a member of the CIFCC and OFTA. Find Robert @812filmreviews

  • Pamela Hutchinson
    Pamela Hutchinson

    Pamela Hutchinson is a freelance writer, critic, and film historian who contributes regularly to Sight & Sound, the Guardian, and Radio 4. Find Pamela @pamhutch

  • Mad About Movies
    Mad About Movies

    Mad About Movies is your go-to podcast for all things cinema, hosted by Kent Garrison, Brian Gill, and Richard Bardon. Find Mad About Movies @MadAboutMovies

  • Li Lai
    Li Lai

    Li Lai is the founder of Mediaversity Reviews, a site that scores film and TV on gender, racial, and LGBTQ inclusion. Find Li @MediaversityRev

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Ignorance was such bliss.

Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies


Yes, there are plenty of interesting "ideas" scattered here and there, and it isn't as bad as some of his very worst work, but the man (Shyamalan) can't write natural dialogue.

Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

On the Basis of Sex

On The Basis of Sex is well-acted and thoughtful. Dutiful, you might say.

Eleanor Ringel Cater, Saporta Report (Atlanta)


True Stories

More than 30 years after its theatrical release, True Stories remains delightfully weird.

Linda Levitt, PopMatters

The Killing of Sister George

Tackles the vicious cultural expectation of how LGBTQ people were forced to remain in the closet, assimilate into expected gender norms or be doomed to invisibility

Nicholas Bell, IONCINEMA.com

The Grissom Gang

A clutch of noted character actors are in top form, including Tony Musante. But its Scott Wilson as the simpleminded Slim Grissom and an awesomely hard-edged Irene Dailey as Ma Grissom who really stand out.

Nicholas Bell, IONCINEMA.com

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