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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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Revenger spends too much time on forgettable characters and misguided plot points.

Eddie Strait, The Daily Dot

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Slice-of-life and stream-of-consciousness, this is unlike any documentary before about what it's like to be poor and black in America. RaMell Ross is an important new voice in American cinema.

MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher


While Glass doesn't shatter the rankings against Split, it certainly holds a mirror to it in terms of storytelling and performances.

Amanda Sink, The Hollywood Outsider


Willie Dynamite

The Arrow Video Blu-ray edition of Willie Dynamite looks great, but is surprisingly lacking in supplements.

Adam Patterson, Film Pulse

True Stories

More than 30 years after its theatrical release, True Stories remains delightfully weird.

Linda Levitt, PopMatters

The Killing of Sister George

Tackles the vicious cultural expectation of how LGBTQ people were forced to remain in the closet, assimilate into expected gender norms or be doomed to invisibility

Nicholas Bell, IONCINEMA.com

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