Nicole Ackman

‘Argylle’ Review: Matthew Vaughn Hacks Up a Furball in Overcomplicated Spy Thriller

Every year, at least one film is ruined by its trailer. Not that its entire plot is revealed (there are… Read More

January 31, 2024

‘The Creator’ Review: Gareth Edwards Brings a Fresh Spin to What Could Have Been Stale Sci-Fi

It’s hard to remember the last great original science fiction movie that felt like it truly represented something astounding for… Read More

September 26, 2023

‘A Haunting in Venice’ Review: Poirot’s Latest Case is a Ghostly Good Time

Just a year after the release of the seemingly cursed Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh is back with another… Read More

September 9, 2023

‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’ Review: An Artfully Crafted Dracula Story but the Script Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

The “Captain’s Log” chapter of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula, is so cinematic that it’s surprising that no one has… Read More

August 10, 2023

‘Haunted Mansion’ Review: A Little Creepy, Mostly Sleepy Ride on the Classic Disney Attraction

“Welcome, foolish mortals,” the film tells us at its beginning, echoing the Disney attraction it’s based on. And maybe we… Read More

July 25, 2023

Interview: Riley Keough reflects on ‘Daisy Jones and the Six,’ putting in the work and winning the Caméra d’Or on her birthday

Much like her character Daisy Jones, Riley Keough is not the muse; she’s the somebody. The Amazon television series Daisy… Read More

May 19, 2023

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ review: Rocket, man

People who routinely check Does the Dog Die before watching movies might struggle with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.… Read More

April 28, 2023

‘Boston Strangler’ review: Keira Knightley is reliably great in film that highlights important work of the female journalists rather than the serial killer they’re covering

Matt Ruskin’s Boston Strangler is not the first time the titular serial killer has appeared onscreen. The 1964 The Strangler… Read More

March 16, 2023

‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ review: A sizzling adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 1970’s-era rock band novel might be spring’s next hit album

When we read about fictional bands, we usually can only imagine what their music would sound like. But Amazon Prime’s… Read More

March 1, 2023

‘Titanic’ at 25: My heart still goes on for a masterpiece as magnificent and tragic as the ship itself

Titanic is the first film that I can remember watching. I was too young to see it during its first… Read More

February 13, 2023

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