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Variables in ‘Tesla’ hurt the experiment

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Rating: «« out of 4

Running Time: 102 minutes

This movie from IFC Films is available for streaming rental on most platforms.

Biopics can be a difficult business. Condensing a complex person’s life into a couple of hours and following a conventional narrative format doesn’t give one enough time to really do justice...

Blu-ray/DVD Review Roundup for September 11, 2020

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Welcome to yet another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, there’s plenty of exciting stuff here to choose from in a wide variety of genres. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


THE CORDIL­LERA OF DREAMS: This documentary follows a Chilean man who left his home country 40 years ago after a military dictatorship took control of the country. He decides to return to Chile and in order to process and examine his experiences and feelings about the place, as well as to revisit and reconnect with some of its most beautiful locations (including a vast chain of...

‘Words On Bathroom Walls’ feels unbalanced

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 111 minutes

Roadside Attractions is releasing this feature at open cinemas and drive-ins.

Teens looking for entertainment have an option this week with Words on Bathroom Walls, a new title based on a popular young adult novel. The film attempts to juggle a typical teenage romance plot while dealing with the subject of mental illness and attempting to add in a dash of eccentric humor. It is admirable in its intentions and has some strong individual scenes, but it does feel like there are too many disparate elements vying for attention. As a result, the end product is tonally unbalanced.

Adam (Charlie Plummer) is a teenager who dreams of...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 4, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty of interesting stuff to choose from both new and old in this edition. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BABA YAGA: TERROR OF THE DARK FOREST: For those unfamiliar with Baba Yaga, this figure is a witch famous in Eastern European folklore. This Russian horror flick updates the legend for modern audiences. A family moves out to the countryside and hires a nanny to care for the kids. Unfortunately, the children immediately start to suspect that the governess is a monster.

The son...

‘Get Duked!’ takes viewers on an entertaining trip

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time:
87 minutes

This feature will be available for streaming Aug. 28 on Amazon Prime.

Laughs may be hard to come by these days, so it’s wonderful whenever a flick seemingly arrives out of the blue to provide some chuckles. Such is the case with the British title Get Duked!, which melds horror movie tropes and narcotic-related humor. This is a small film that may not go down as the greatest comedy of all time, but does provide some entertainingly idiotic shenanigans that will more than likely bring a few smiles to the faces of genre fans.

The film opens with teacher Mr. Carlyle (Jonathan Aris) showing a film on the Duke of Edinburgh Award...
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