Australian actor-turned-director Anthony Hayes has created a pocket-style thriller that features three actors, a speedy running time and little dialogue. Ultimately about the downfall of greed, “Gold” has Zac Efron in the leading role, uncomfortable and dirty as the essence of his performance. As “Gold” introduces the audience into this not-so-distant future, the aesthetics of

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The Dry

This is a captivating murder mystery that takes place in a small town in Australia, and when childhood friend of the accused killer of his family and himself, Luke, Aaron (Bana) is asked by Luke’s father to attend the funeral, he goes.  Aaron is currently a police detective in another city; he and his father had

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Netflix delivers a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s best picture winner “Rebecca”, based on Daphne Du Maurier’s novel. While the original was presented in eerie black and white, Ben Wheatley’s adaptation is gloriously colorful, even using the easily recognizable Hatfield House, in Hertfordshire where “The Favourite” was shot. While Kristin Scott Thomas (“Military Wives”) is ideally

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You barely have time to get your bearings before Underwater charges full steam ahead with its anxiety inducing deep sea horror. Relative new Director William Eubank and his screenwriters, Brian Duffield (Insurgent) and Adam Cozad (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) borrow heavily from institutional horror and science fiction films. Rarely does Underwater showcase original thinking or

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The Aeronauts

‘Creatures of the sky’ they refer to themselves. Amazon’s big-budget movie “The Aeronauts” finally comes together after production delays and a few edits. What isn’t coming together is a theatrical release. Amazon Films new director Jennifer Salke scraped the wide release in America despite “The Aeronauts” garnering impressive reviews from film festivals like TIFF and

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The Good Liar

Oscar-winner Bill Condon (“Chicago,” “Beauty and the Beast“) has an eclectic filmography, dabbling in both big-budget CGI films like “The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn,” and smaller films aimed at multi-generational audiences like “Mr. Holmes.” “The Good Liar” marks the first film Oscar-nominee Ian McKellen (“The Lord of the Rings”) and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”)

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