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‘The Devil All The Time’ promises a thrilling story that falls through

Tom Holland

Brian Lang, Film Critic

October 9, 2020

In a year where theaters have been closed and the most exciting movies have been pushed into 2021, any blockbuster film feels like an oasis in the desert. Naturally, I was thrilled to hear about the new Netflix drama “The Devil All The Time” which boasts big names and an exciting cult-based plot...

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ makes for terrifying television

Elisabeth Moss and Ann Dowd in The Handmaid's Tale (2017). Photo contributed by George Kraychyk

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 23, 2018

In a time that’s been referred to as the “golden age of television,” it can be hard to decide which of the myriad of shows are worth the time. One show that critics and audiences alike have come to love is Hulu’s "The Handmaid's Tale." Based on the best-selling dystopian novel by Margaret Atwoo...

‘Isle of Dogs’, quirky film about man’s best friend

Bryan Cranston and Koyu Rankin in Isle of Dogs (2018)

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 17, 2018

Traditionally, dog movies are a great draw to the theaters. From classics like “Old Yeller” and “Homeward Bound” to newer movies like “Secret Life of Pets” and “A Dog’s Purpose,” dog movies are successful. Wes Anderson’s new animated film “Isle of Dogs” takes a different pat...

‘Get Out’, a chilling look at racism

Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Daniel Kaluuya, Betty Gabriel, and Allison Williams in Get Out (2017)

Brian Lang

February 5, 2018

Possibly the biggest breakout hit of 2017 was Jordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out,”a timely film that succeeds in the horror genre while starting a dialogue about racism in our country. Never before has an enjoyable horror film also conquered so many racial issues head-on. When the familiar story of a boyf...

John Wick 2 exceeds expectations

Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2 Photo by Niko Tavernise

Tyler Manning

February 14, 2017

John Wick Chapter 2 follows the story of an ex hit-man, John Wick, who gets pulled back into his old line of work through a past deal. After holding up his end of the bargain, he is betrayed and seeks to get revenge on the man who wronged him. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Ruby Ro...

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