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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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That Costner's antihero should be so fundamentally dislikable is entirely acceptable - after all, the Mariner's arc makes him an eternal outsider... - but that he should also be deadly dull is less so

Anton Bitel, Little White Lies

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give reminds us that no matter how far we've come, we still have far to go, but that the end of the war begins within ourselves.

Douglas Davidson, Elements of Madness


There's little doubt that Heartbreakers is at its best during its breezy and completely entertaining first half...

David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews


Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

This was the war to end all wars and those who fought in it paid a terrible price. With Sgt Stubby: An American Hero the filmmakers have managed to portray that price, while still making the film palatable and appropriate for children

Rachel Wagner, Rotoscopers


Disney Channel has made a name for itself in providing teen-friendly musicals with positive messages and energetic songs. The latest entry, Zombies, is one of the better entries with a sweet message, charismatic performances and some catchy songs

Rachel Wagner, Rotoscopers

Panique (Panic)

With this dynamic and balanced restoration, Criterion makes a significant case for Panique as one of the most moving and beautiful of unjustly neglected noirs.

Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

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