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Highly Suspect Reviews: Time Trap

0 Submitted by on Thu, 08 November 2018, 13:04
Sometimes it really is the little indie films out of nowhere that surprise you the most. Take, for example, Time Trap. Made for a very low budget by an Austin School of Film alumni, its story about a group of young people that get lost in a cavern that exists outside of the normal flow of time is smart, fun, Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Outlaw King

0 Submitted by on Thu, 08 November 2018, 12:52
I know this film is called Outlaw King but YOU KNOW there was a discussion at some point about calling in Braveheart 2. Because it pretty much is. At least in terms of where the story picks up. Although Patience and Kim make an argument that to get the right crowds in the seats perhaps they could call it Chris Pine’s Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Grinch

0 Submitted by on Thu, 08 November 2018, 12:38
This time it’s Illumination Entertainment’s turn (you know, that company that keeps torturing us with those nattering little yellow pill-shaped creatures) to adapt Dr. Seuss’ Christmas classic, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. And now we officially owe Jim Carrey an apology. Sigh. This time Benedict Cumberbatch takes over the role of the now more laissez-faire titular green guy and Chris, Ben, Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Boy Erased

0 Submitted by on Thu, 08 November 2018, 12:26
Joel Edgerton heads behind the camera for the second time with this film Boy Erased, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley detailing his experience with his family making him go to a gay conversion therapy program. With Lucas Hedges as Garrard, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman as his parents, and Joel Edgerton himself as the head of the conversion Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

0 Submitted by on Thu, 08 November 2018, 12:12
Director Fede Álvarez sits in the director’s chair for this latest attempt to make that Dragon Tattooed girl Lisbeth Salander as big in America as she is in Sweden. They have strangely decided to skip past the next two books in the original trilogy (and the only ones actually written by the late author Stieg Larsson) to the first of Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

0 Submitted by on Thu, 01 November 2018, 10:54
You knew Disney was going to get around to it eventually. Can’t you leave well enough alone? But, I suppose if even Barbie has done an adaptation of The Nutcracker, the Mouse House would at some point. And here we are. Closer in tone to the original short story that Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet was an adaptation of as well (but Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 01 November 2018, 10:39
Melissa McCarthy takes a break from her usual absurd comedy hijinx (thank FSM) to play real-life lady Lee Israel, a biographer who when her books stopped selling she found an alternate cash flow: forging letters by literary figures and selling them to collectors. Accompanied through her miserable existence largely just by her aged cat and a homeless fellow alcoholic played Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Bohemian Rhapsody

0 Submitted by on Thu, 01 November 2018, 10:28
In this hotly debated film (I mean, Brian Singer directed a film about one of the most iconic gay figures of all time, go figure) Rami Malek takes on the role of Queen front man Freddy Mercury and does it with aplomb. There’s no getting away from how great a performance this is, even if some folks weren’t totally thrilled Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Happy Prince

0 Submitted by on Fri, 26 October 2018, 10:29
Actor Rupert Everett writes, directs, and stars in this film about the final years of the famed Irish poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde, with himself, of course, playing the famous bard. This project was years in development as Everett worked tirelessly to get the money together to make the picture (there’s even a documentary about it). But hey, it’s here, Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Mid90s

0 Submitted by on Thu, 25 October 2018, 16:33
In this film directed and written by Jonah Hill (but not starring), Sunny Suljic plays Stevie, a pre-teen boy who wants to fit in somewhere…his brother (Lucas Hedges) is annoyed by his very existence and his mom (Katherine Waterston) is too busy to be around much. Stevie finds acceptance in a group of older skaters who hang out at a Continue Reading...
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