Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves (1990)

DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)

In 1990, Kevin Costner's epic western was widely hailed as major progress in Hollywood's representation of indigenous people. But what will The Unenthusiastic Critic make of it 30 years later?

THE STRANGERS (2008)

There's no place like home, as The Unenthusiastic Critic's 2020 Halloween Movie Marathon concludes with Bryan Bertino's harrowing home-invasion thriller.

Hereditary (2018)

HEREDITARY (2018)

What's scarier than family? So we're talking about Ari Aster's breakthrough horror movie this week, as The Unenthusiastic Critic's Halloween movie marathon continues.

OTHER RECENT POSTS

Footloose
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FOOTLOOSE (1984)

The Unenthusiastic Critic needs a hero, and she doesn't find one in 1984's Footloose. 

Dog Day Afternoon
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DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975)

Will The Unenthusiastic Critic appreciate Sidney Lumet's 1975 masterpiece? You can pretty much take that to the bank.

on golden pond
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ON GOLDEN POND (1981)

"It's like a Hallmark card with loons on it." The Unenthusiastic Critic is heading into summer with Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda.

RETURN OF THE JEDI
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RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)

Fear leads to anger, and anger leads to hate, as The Unenthusiastic Critic searches her feelings about 1983's Return of the Jedi and the Star Wars films in general.

Dawn of the Dead
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DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978 & 2004)

It's a creature double-feature this week, as we devour George Romero's 1978 zombie classic and Zack Snyder's 2004 remake.

Mamma Mia
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MAMMA MIA! (2008)

In a winner-takes-it-all Mother's Day episode, Michael is taking a chance on Mamma Mia!, and Nakea couldn't escape if she wanted to.

Better Off Dead
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BETTER OFF DEAD (1985)

This week we're watching Savage Steve Holland's cult teen comedy, and The Unenthusiastic Critic wants her two dollars.

Amadeus
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AMADEUS (1984)

Rock us, Amadeus! On this week's podcast, we're composing ourselves for Milos Forman's Oscar-winning tale of music, madness, and murder.

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

The Unenthusiastic Critic is opening the podcast doors for Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.

ROCKY
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ROCKY (1976) & ROCKY IV (1985)

The Unenthusiastic Critic is like Ivan Drago: whatever she hits, she destroys. This week, she's lacing up her gloves for a marquee matchup: 1976's Rocky and 1985's Rocky IV.

saving private ryan
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SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

This week, we're hitting the beach for Steven Spielberg's homage to the Greatest Generation.

goldfinger
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GOLDFINGER (1964)

It seems The Unenthusiastic Critic may be the only woman alive that 007 can't seduce.

Avatar
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AVATAR (2009)

This week Nakea is opening Pandora's box, and sitting down for her first viewing of James Cameron's $3 billion blockbuster. Also: Oscars talk!

2018 Oscars
MOVIE LISTS & ROUNDUPS

2018 OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS

My choices for who will win, who should win, and who must not be allowed to win at the 90th Annual Academy Awards.

The Godfather
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THE GODFATHER (1972)

We're going to the mattresses—and hitting the vino—for Nakea's first viewing of Francis Ford Coppola's Oscar-winning classic.

black panther and shaft
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BLACK PANTHER (2018) & SHAFT (1971)

This week Nakea is picking the movies, as we discuss two cats who won't cop out when there's danger all about.

PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)
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PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)

It's Valentine's Day, and what woman could possibly resist Jane Austen's immortal romance? Well, maybe The Unenthusiastic Critic…

Top Gun (1986)
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TOP GUN (1986)

This week we're flying into the danger zone, and The Unenthusiastic Critic is setting her sights on Tony Scott's ode to American testosterone.

The Maltese Falcon
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THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

The Unenthusiastic Critic goes in search of the stuff that dreams are made of, with her first viewing of John Huston's seminal film noir.

Dead Poets Society
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DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989)

On this week's podcast, Nakea is sucking all the marrow—and most of the fun—out of Peter Weir's Oscar-winning classic.

My Fair Lady
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MY FAIR LADY (1964)

By George, I don't think she gets it. The Unenthusiastic Critic, an avowed musical-hater, sits down for her first viewing of eight-time Oscar winner My Fair Lady.