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MAFIA MAMMA 😊

In a world of prestige cinema vs. blockbuster superheroes, is it so wrong to just sit back and enjoy some frivolity overlooking the Italian countryside? Can’t we simply enjoy a low-stakes movie that’s not going to be nominated for an Oscar but also won’t be immediately resigned to the depths of Tubi? Is there not a place for mid-ranged fare that exists solely to entertain and allow a means of escape? If ever there was an example of such a…

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RENFIELD 🤩

The titular character from Bram Stoker’s classic novel, DRACULA, has allegedly appeared in over 200 films—second only to Sherlock Holmes in literary onscreen portrayals. One particular character from the novel, glossed over again and again and given little explanation nor much of an arc, is Dracula’s maniacal henchman, Mr. R. M. Renfield. This man is scarcely explored even in the source novel. It’s about time he received his own redemption story. RENFIELD, directed by Chris McKay (THE TOMORROW WAR, THE…

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LIVING WITH CHUCKY 😊

This nightmarish lineage is documented in the new film, LIVING WITH CHUCKY, written and directed by Kyra Elise Gardner. Starting at the very beginning and making its way through each of the eight film installments up to the current television series, the movie sheds some light on the minds and talent that bring Chucky (…and his bride…and his seed) to life to mostly great effect.…

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