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  • Robert Daniels
    Robert Daniels

    Robert Daniels is the writer and editor at 812filmreviews.com, and a member of the CIFCC and OFTA. Find Robert @812filmreviews

  • Pamela Hutchinson
    Pamela Hutchinson

    Pamela Hutchinson is a freelance writer, critic, and film historian who contributes regularly to Sight & Sound, the Guardian, and Radio 4. Find Pamela @pamhutch

  • Mad About Movies
    Mad About Movies

    Mad About Movies is your go-to podcast for all things cinema, hosted by Kent Garrison, Brian Gill, and Richard Bardon. Find Mad About Movies @MadAboutMovies

  • Li Lai
    Li Lai

    Li Lai is the founder of Mediaversity Reviews, a site that scores film and TV on gender, racial, and LGBTQ inclusion. Find Li @MediaversityRev

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Latest Reviews



Can a "Transformers" movie be good? It turns out the answer is yes - if the right talent is given enough leeway.

Glenn Kenny, New York Times

Curse of Chucky

Series woos fans by returning to its straight-horror roots.

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

Mortal Engines

The Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi movie isn't great, but it's fun where it counts.

Nick Johnston, Vanyaland


The Magnificent Ambersons

The Criterion Collection continues its heroic restoration of Orson Welles's lost and unappreciated masterpieces with this extraordinarily beautiful presentation of The Magnificent Ambersons.

Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

Sawdust and Tinsel

This beautiful standalone release presents a more wallet-friendly option than Ingmar Bergman's Cinema to owning one of the director's finest early works. More

Derek Smith, Slant Magazine

Life of the Party

There's nothing beneath the surface of this film, except a hollow shell of a film that could have said so much more outside of [Melissa]McCarthy's obvious heart-warming talent. In closing, Maya Rudolph steals every, single, second she is on-screen.

James Clay, Fresh Fiction

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