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Review: “John Wick: Chapter 4” Keeps the Bodies Dropping

It’s been nine years since the first John Wick film broke audiences brain’s and helped kick-start a new trend in action films (I’ll still argue it started with The Raid: Redemption). Even though almost a decade has passed and we’re on the 4th installment of the series, it feels like people are still reacting to…

Review: There are Varying Temperatures in the “Infinity Pool”

There’s no denying the connective tissue of filmmaking between heralded auteur David Cronenberg and his son Brandon. In the grand scheme though, while David’s use of body horror is used to convey his life long theme of humanities evolutions; Brandon’s path leads down a slightly more conventional road. While not mainstream pieces of fluff, his…

New York Film Festival / Review: Seeing Past the “White Noise”

Many directors throughout film history have a well defined signature. They’re always associated with a specific type of film. Even though Martin Scorsese has made many films outside the crime/suspense genre, the majority of moviegoers will think only of his gangster pics. Noah Baumbach on the other hand, has almost exclusively delivered personal, dramatic tales…

Film Review: Don’t be Scared of a Little “Smile”

Genre films have always lent themselves as an avenue to explore deep, human issues. The powers that be might always shove them to the back of the pack when it comes to considering the merit of a well devised horror film. More and more though, people are realizing just how cathartically powerful the themes horror…

Film Review: It Might be Worth Looking for “Samaritan”

Upon first seeing the teasers for Sylvester Stallone’s new film, Samaritan, one thought ran through my mind; “this is pretty much the same thing as Archenemy.” There are automatic differences straight from the get-go, but this is entering into Dante’s Peak/Volcano territory. Is this just a surface level comparison? Are these two wildly different films…

Review: Is “Prey” The Predator Follow Up You’ve Been Waiting For?

The original Predator is an undeniable classic. It holds court with a handful of genre films that when broken down, are the blueprints for great film making. Robocop, Child’s Play, and Predator are all great examples. Even if you’ve seen them hundreds of times and know the twists and turns, they are so brilliantly put…

Review: The Duller Edge of “Both Sides of the Blade”

Since bursting onto the scene with her debut feature, Chocolat (1988), Claire Denis has largely been exploring the ins and outs of close knit relationships. Teaming up with Juliette Binoche for their third consecutive production together, Denis this time around delves into the complications of a relationship in the world of Covid-19. The events that…

Tribeca Festival Review: There’s No Need to Answer “The Black Phone”

When director Scott Derrickson and co-writer C. Robert Cargill unleashed Sinister onto the world in 2012, they were shot into a new legendary status in the horror community. While the two teamed up for more releases from other horror films to the first Doctor Strange movie, they find themselves back in that Sinister aura for…

Tribeca Festival / Review : Everyone Will Love “Somewhere in Queens”

Take a seat if you’re not already sitting down. What I’m about to say might shock many of you. I never really cared about Everybody Loves Raymond. I have no personal distaste for the show itself, or Ray Romano…it was just never my kind of thing. Naturally, I have no real connection to Romano or…

Tribeca Festival Review: “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song”

While a definitive list doesn’t exist you’d be hard-pressed to find a ranking of the most covered songs of all time that does not include Leonard Cohen’s, Hallelujah. It’s become an instant classic to many music fans. Many who would call it their favorite song, even if they’ve never heard the original Cohen recording. Now,…

Jurassic World Dominion / Video Review / Above the Line vs Below the Line Episode 25

  Check out more of our video reviews and interviews on our YouTube channel. Above the Line vs Below the Line. Episode 23 : Film Critic vs Film Critic Film Critic : Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Works as film critic and journalist who covers stories about culture and sustainability. With a degree in Political Sciences, a Master’s…