Unforgettabes: Cinematic Milestones #27 – Guarding Tess (1994)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 17th, 2024 - Features

Nicolas Cage’s overlooked, empathetic gem still resonates 30 years on

Nicolas Cage’s overlooked, empathetic gem still resonates 30 years on

Civil War (2024)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 12th, 2024 - Movie Reviews

As narrative conflicts go, Civil War shoots too many blanks to be effective.

As narrative conflicts go, Civil War shoots too many blanks to be effective.

Model House (2024)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 12th, 2024 - Movie Reviews

For those open to downbeat descents into carnage, Model House struts across the horror catwalk with cheerless confidence.

For those open to downbeat descents into carnage, Model House struts across the horror catwalk with cheerless confidence.

The First Omen (2024)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 5th, 2024 - Movie Reviews

The devil is in the details, and Stevenson’s attention to all of them makes The First Omen an unforgettably sacrilegious delight.

The devil is in the details, and Stevenson’s attention to all of them makes The First Omen an unforgettably sacrilegious delight.

Monkey Man (2024)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 5th, 2024 - Movie Reviews

Patel shows directorial promise, displaying a uniquely personal vision that allows Monkey Man to defy simplistic genre classifications.

Patel shows directorial promise, displaying a uniquely personal vision that allows Monkey Man to defy simplistic genre classifications.

The People’s Joker (2022)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 5th, 2024 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

The People’s Joker is an absurdist, autobiographical, mixed-media, DC Comics satire that pushes the definition of “fair use” to its breaking point.

The People’s Joker is an absurdist, autobiographical, mixed-media, DC Comics satire that pushes the definition of “fair use” to its breaking point.

Wicked Little Letters (2023)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 5th, 2024 - Movie Reviews

Wicked Little Letters is one of those stories that would never be believable if it hadn’t actually happened.

Wicked Little Letters is one of those stories that would never be believable if it hadn’t actually happened.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 29th, 2024 - Movie Reviews

While Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire did on occasion test my patience, the overall ride does remain a fun one, and because of that, I’m still willing to remain seated on the Monsterverse’s bandwagon — for now.

While Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire did on occasion test my patience, the overall ride does remain a fun one, and because of that, I’m still willing to remain seated on the Monsterverse’s bandwagon — for now.

The Manchurian Candidate (2004) (4K Ultra HD)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 25th, 2024 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD

Jonathan Demme’s 2004 take on The Manchurian Candidate has honestly aged rather well. The acting is stellar, there’s plenty of tension, and many of this update’s core ideas remain as prescient and as timely as ever.

Jonathan Demme’s 2004 take on The Manchurian Candidate has honestly aged rather well. The acting is stellar, there’s plenty of tension, and many of this update’s core ideas remain as prescient and as timely as ever.

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