Thaddeus Buttrey

Thaddeus Buttrey

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Nocturne: Beautiful Visuals Accompany Two Prodigy Sisters (Review)

Though low on frights, Nocturne is a good addition to the well-traveled “sibling rivalry” trope that boasts strong direction and visuals.

Evil Eye: A Dubious Boyfriend and a Misleading Marketing Campaign (Review)

Evil Eye will be a disappointment for people expecting a horror film, and squanders what could have been an interesting premise.

Black Box: Compelling Sci-Fi Supported by a Strong Cast (Review)

Black Box will stretch your state of disbelief, but for the viewers who like that sort of thing, it will absolutely be worth it.

The Lie: How far would you go to protect your family? (Review)

The Lie, Veena Sud’s second feature-length outing, boasts strong performances, but also an unsatisfying conclusion.

Saint Maud: The Newest Soon-to-Be-Polarizing Addition to Arthouse Horror (Review)

Saint Maud is an extremely well made film that will be a treat for some, and a chore for others.

District 9: Still Poignant and Depressingly Relevant Eleven Years Later (Review)

District 9 reminds us why it’s a modern classic with a blend of visual achievement and sharp social commentary.

Antebellum: Immense Potential With A Disappointing Outcome (Review)

Antebellum could have been the film 2020 needed, but it doesn’t effectively realize its promising premise.

The Bay of Silence: A Thriller With Payoff, But Not Enough Setup (Review)

The Bay of Silence is a competent film with some good ideas, but that gets bogged down with melodrama and odd pacing.

The New Mutants: Not worth the Wait After Three Years of Development Hell (Review)

The New Mutants is less of a movie and more a collection of Superhero, Horror, and Teen Movie clichés mushed together into the rough approximation of a film.

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Red Penguins: How American Capitalism Tried to Infiltrate Russian Hockey (Review)

With Red Penguins, Gabe Polsky adds another Soviet hockey documentary to his filmography, though certain framing and biases will probably be divisive among some viewers.