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Masterfully directed, “It Comes At Night” is a fever dream of paranoid fear

The most effective type of horror flick is one which understands the various manifestations of fear. It can manifest in various forms, be it through explicit encounters with monstrous killers or subtle cinematic trickery...

Tom Cruise lives the American dream in “American Made”

Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a biopic about Jordan Belfort, played to the extreme by longtime Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio, a Wall Street stockbroker who — oh wait wrong movie. The...

“The Florida Project” is a sanguine portrait of childhood

Sean Baker should be a recognizable name in the independent film circuit. His claim to fame, 2015’s “Tangerine,” is a comedy-drama shot entirely on iPhones about two trans sex workers in Los Angeles. Gimmick...

“Justice League”: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a mess!

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has had a rough time since its beginning. “Man of Steel” was an OK starting point; “Batman vs. Superman” was a bloated mess and a terrible idea; “Suicide Squad”...

“Flatliners” should not have been resuscitated

Ah yes, “Flatliners,” Joel Schumacher’s 1990 cult classic film starring Kiefer Sutherland about med students flatlining themselves to see what lies beyond death. Now that is a film long overdue a blockbuster remake. Fans...

“Happy Death Day” is harmlessly OK

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 50 Cent’s chef d’oeuvre, “In Da Club,” plays truant in “Happy Death Day.” Tragic, but there’s a silver lining in this grievance: The film...

What’s on our RADAR for 2017

As 2017 opens before us, and the potential for so many new possibilities begin, we here at Radar wanted to highlight some of the projects we are excited about in the upcoming year. From...

“Fifty Shades Of Black” Falls Flat

If you’re at all familiar with the wildly popular book and movie “Fifty Shades of Grey ” by E.L. James, then you’ve most likely heard about the newest spoof, “Fifty Shades of Black.” The...

“Zoolander 2” has lost its Blue Steel

Everyone who watched the original “Zoolander” movie will always remember the “school for ants,” “Dere-lick-my-balls” from the face-off scene and last but certainly not least, the Blue Steel Magnum look that was so beautiful...

Neither inventive nor thrilling, “Alien: Covenant” epitomizes “meh” cinema

This article contains light spoilers. I love me a shitty movie. The classics, of course, like “The Room,” “Troll 2” and a whole slew of flicks on “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” they’re all opportunities to...