Thaddeus Buttrey

Thaddeus Buttrey

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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.

Relic: Australian Indie Horror Disguised as a Family Drama (Review)

Relic, Natalie Erika James’ directorial debut, is slow to start, but tension built on metaphors leads to a satisfying payoff.

Inheritance: A Privileged Life Tainted by a Shocking Secret (Review)

Inheritance is an uneven thriller with intense drama, mystery, and arresting visuals, though it struggles with certain payoffs.

Roger Waters: Us + Them: Psychedelic Rock Fans Rejoice! (Review)

Roger Waters: Us + Them recontextualizes classic songs, and will be a triumph for the…

Jaws: Hollywood’s Greatest Shark Movie (Review)

Forty-five years after its initial release, Jaws reminds us why it continues to thrive within…

The Grey Fox: A Nuanced Character Study of the Turn-of-the-Century Outlaw (Review)

The Grey Fox reminds us why it’s a classic of Canadian cinema nearly four decades…

The Final Wish: An exercise in the domestic paranormal (Review)

The Final Wish is an uneven indie-horror experience that may still be worth the ride…

Proximity: Independent Sci-Fi With High Budget Aspirations (Review)

Proximity shows that writer and director Eric Demeusy has potential, even if the finished product…