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Bernard Ozarowski

My movie obsessed origin story begins with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I was 4 years old and can still remember so many details of the experience, as though I were seeing it for the first time yesterday. I’m also quite certain everyone else at the screening remembers my reaction when it appears Indy perishes as the tank goes over the cliff… I grew up watching all the major Oscar nominees with my mom each year. She also instilled in me a love for kaiju and creature features. Now I’m hoping to instill the same sort of passion for the pictures in my son. A lover of all film genres, I’m currently running a multiyear streak of seeing every single Oscar nominee before the ceremony airs.

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Here Before (SXSW Review): Compelling Psychological Thriller

Here Before benefits from an ever-excellent Andrea Riseborough performance in the service of a moving portrait of a grieving woman afflicted by the supernatural.

Luchadoras: Harrowing Filmmaking Highlights Heroic Women (SXSW Review)

Luchadoras is a compelling, but flawed and overambitious, documentary that utilizes the lens of lucha libre to shine a light on Mexican societal ills.

Nathaniel Kahn on The Hunt for Planet B (SXSW Interview)

Director Nathaniel Kahn discusses the grandiose and intimate The Hunt for Planet B: a story of the scientists, and people, building the next era of space telescope.

The Courier: A Strong Spy Thriller (Review)

The Courier is elevated by a tandem of excellent lead performances, and marks a wonderful throwback to a type of film that just isn’t made anymore.

Danielle Kummer and Lucy Harvey on Alien on Stage (SXSW Interview)

Directors Danielle Kummer and Lucy Harvey discuss their wonderful, uplifting documentary Alien on Stage, in view of its SXSW premiere next week.

All The MCU Movies Ranked (From Worst to Best)

Our ranking of all the MCU movies from worst to best, as we enter Phase IV and approach the return of theatrical blockbusters.

WandaVision: The Series Finale, Wanda Says Goodbye (Ep. 9 Review)

WandaVision: The Series Finale wears its heart on its sleeve for an emotionally satisfying conclusion to Marvel’s first television foray.

Castro’s Spies: Detailed Documentarian Captivates (GFF Review)

Castro’s Spies benefits from an indulgent treatment of the details and minutiae of Cuban spycraft in the United States.

Chaos Walking finds calm in Tom Holland (Film Review)

Chaos Walking succeeds, in part, because of the strength of superb cast including Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, and Mads Mikkelsen.

Tom and Jerry (Film Review): Amusing Family Adventure

Tom and Jerry miscasts its titular cat and mouse as supporting players, but the movie works when their animated sequences take center stage.