DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995)

This week we're revisiting Carl Franklin's sorely under-appreciated neo-noir, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this month.

SPIRITED AWAY (2001)

SPIRITED AWAY (2001)

This week we're getting Ghibli with it, as we sit down for The Unenthusiastic Critic's first viewing of Hayao Miyazaki's weird and wonderful animated classic.

OTHER RECENT POSTS

Lupita Nyong'o in US (2019)
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US (2019)

Jordan Peele's triumphant sophomore effort is a smart and terrifying cinematic ordeal, and a disturbingly dark mirror held up to America.

Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in POINT BREAK (1991)
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POINT BREAK (1991)

Surfing? Bank robbery? Homoerotic bromance? We've found a film The Unenthusiastic Critic can be enthusiastic about.

Julianne Moore in GLORIA BELL
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GLORIA BELL (2019)

The race for the Best Actress Oscar begins here, with Julianne Moore's remarkable portrayal of an unremarkable woman.

Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne in THE QUIET MAN
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THE QUIET MAN (1952)

For St. Patrick's Day, we're heading back to the Emerald Isle with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara for some John Ford paddywhackery.

Zelda Harris in CROOKLYN
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CROOKLYN (1994)

We're switching seats this week, and The Unenthusiastic Critic is picking the movie: Spike Lee's semi-autobiographic joint Crooklyn.

Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in STIR CRAZY
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STIR CRAZY (1980)

That's right, we bad, we bad…and so, to be honest, is STIR CRAZY.

Sidney Poitier, Warren Oates, and Rod Steiger in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)

They call him MISTER Tibbs: we're celebrating Black History Month with one of Sidney Poitier's greatest performances.

Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, and Joe Pesci in GOODFELLAS
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GOODFELLAS (1990)

Damn it feels good to be a gangster, as The Unenthusiastic Critic enjoys her first viewing of Martin Scorsese's classic mob movie. Plus: Oscar talk!

Joanna Kulig in Cold War
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COLD WAR (2018)

Rapturous and resonant, Pawel Pawlikowski's new film is a deceptively simple cinematic masterpiece.

Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter in BROADCAST NEWS (1987)
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BROADCAST NEWS (1987)

This week we're discussing all the news that's fit to podcast (and some that isn't).

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

The Unenthusiastic Critic is an avowed hater of musicals, but can even her cold heart resist the infectious charms of the most beloved musical of all time?

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THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972)

For New Year's Eve, we're rockin' the boat with Master of Disaster Irwin Allen and a star-studded, ultimately disposable cast.

KiKi Layne and Stephan James in If Beale Street Could Talk
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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (2018)

Lush, lyrical, and deeply romantic, Barry Jenkins celebrates the sustaining beauty in one of James Baldwin's darkest stories.

gremlins
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GREMLINS (1984)

In which we learn the true meaning of Christmas (and never to feed The Unenthusiastic Critic after midnight).

BRAZIL
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BRAZIL (1985)

In this holiday season, we're all in it together…except for The Unenthusiastic Critic.

Bruce Willis in DIE HARD
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DIE HARD (1988)

It's the holiday season, so we're holding The Unenthusiastic Critic hostage for her first viewing of the Christmas-adjacent action classic Die Hard

Stripes
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STRIPES (1981)

I didn't talk the Unenthusiastic Critic into this: she needed this.

Vinette Robinson in Doctor Who 11x03 - Rosa
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DOCTOR WHO 11×03: "ROSA"

"This ain't history here," Doctor Who reminds us in the smart, powerful, and horrifyingly timely "Rosa."

EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)
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EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)

The Unenthusiastic Critic's 2018 Horror Movie Marathon turns to Ash.

Garance Marillier in RAW (2016)
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RAW (2016)

Finger-food is served as The Unenthusiastic Critic's Horror Movie Marathon continues.