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First Man - TIFF Review

First Man – TIFF Review

On a certain level, the prospect of a biopic about Neil Armstrong doesn’t sound like a particularly exciting cinematic experience.

Halloween - TIFF 2018 Review 3

Halloween – TIFF 2018 Review

It’s safe to say that there are probably enough movies in the Halloween franchise. Giving fans seven sequels, one remake, and a sequel to that remake is plenty.

The Predator TIFF 2018 Review 2

The Predator TIFF 2018 Review

This year’s Midnight Madness slot at Toronto International Film Festival kicked off with a hell of a bang. Rather than show some indie underseen genre offering or that latest shock feature from a previously established horror master they went ahead and premiered The Predator. Accusations of selling out and populism came and went. Then the

The Top Ten Action Movie Heroines

The Top Ten Action Movie Heroines

If the summer of 2017 has accomplished nothing else, it’s confirmed that women can kick some blockbuster ass just as well as the boys. Whether it be Charlize Theron’s 80’s action acrobatics in Atomic Blonde, Zoe Saldana’s continued butt kickery as Gamora, or the long overdue cinematic debut of Wonder Woman, this summer blockbuster season

Praise for the Sequels of the Planet of the Apes 6

Praise for the Sequels of the Planet of the Apes

The concluding chapter of the current Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy just hit screens and has already received praise for its searing social commentary and bitterly true allegory (including some praise lavished onto the flick by yours truly). That’s all fair and well deserved. War for the Planet of the Apes is a great

The Top Five Movie Crucifixions

The Top Five Movie Crucifixions

Well, it’s Easter. You know, that springtime holiday filled with bunnies, chocolate eggs, and one of the most horrendous ways to die imaginable. We here at CGM like to do lists around holidays because that’s just good old fashioned Internet fun. This Easter we decided to do something a little different than usual. Sure we

Red Sparrow Review 5

Red Sparrow Review

It’s time to give credit where credit is due and rank Francis Lawrence amongst the worst filmmakers currently working in Hollywood. After all, the guy somehow managed to ruin Alan Moore’s brilliant British supernatural sleuth in Constantine, completely missed the point of Richard Matheson’s masterpiece I Am Legend, and made three Hunger Games sequels so

Netflix Movie Review: Mute 1

Netflix Movie Review: Mute

For some reason, there seems to be an explosion of dystopian science fiction flicks these days. Well, it’s not for some reason. Dark and paranoid times tend to be reflected in films, even if by accident. So in the same twelve-month period where Blade Runner got an unexpected sequel, Netflix keeps dropping dystopian series and