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Megan Bianco’s articles

Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks” is filled with easy-going humor and attractive aesthetics

It probably would have made more sense for Sofia Coppola’s new movie “On the Rocks” to come out the same month as Father’s Day, but for whatever reason, it ended up becoming a non-spooky release for October. Originally receiving a standard limited release on the 2nd, the dramedy is now speedily available on AppleTV for home...

Putting “The Trial of the Chicago 7” on trial

In times of crisis and depression, such as the COVID-19 pandemic of this past year, sometimes it’s easier to focus on things from the past to cheer ourselves up or distract us from reality. Even revisiting famous incidents in history that might not be so happy can be somewhat distracting as there is at least an outcome to...

“The Glorias” is an intriguing but flawed look at the legend Gloria Steinem

In between all of the hectic craziness of 2020 — with the election, the pandemic, the protests, and a slew of miscellaneous headlines — we appear to be having a wave of feminist, girl power, and women’s lib themed biopics this year as well. The timing couldn’t be a complete coincidence, as women’s rights usually become a hot...

The new Phillipa Lowthorpe biopic “Misbehaviour” meshes the somber, necessary tenets of feminism with some fun

The term ‘girl power’ has always done more for news sound bites and the pop culture zeitgeist than for any actual history of feminism. That’s because it’s a lot easier to market off the Spice Girls and Buffy Summers for press than it is feminist celebrities like Gloria Steinem or Kathleen Hanna. Phillipa Lowthorpe’s new...

A weekend of bingeing Robert Pattinson films

It was an RPattz filled weekend for me last week.

Acclaimed English film actor Robert Pattinson has come a long way since his vampire days as the male lead in the Twilight flicks, and his most recent releases are no exception. The first is the highly anticipated sci-fi epic of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” and the second...

Bill & Ted are the throwback heroes we need during this dark, dark 2020 timeline

For the past three decades, the famous movie characters known simply as ‘Bill and Ted’ have endeared with original and even newer fans of their sci-fi comedies.

What began as Stephen Herek’s “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” in 1989 might have been considered a lesser-tier cohort of Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the...

The History of Leo McCarey’s Love Affair

As we all know, there are a few stories that become so embraced and beloved by both Hollywood and the general public, it becomes practically a tradition to occasionally produce multiple screen interpretations of said stories. The most famous examples of this are the four remakes of William Wellman’s “A Star is Born” (1937);...

Teddy Grennan’s new horror flick, “Ravage,” doesn’t add much to the slasher genre, but it offers plenty to fans

For all the influence and impact classic movies have on pop culture, there’s also one unfortunate aspect that needs to be acknowledged. It feels like for every great, acclaimed film that is released, there are dozens of lesser quality knock-offs of the movie.

For horror, this is definitely the case with Tobe Hooper’s...

“The Cuban” is an updated “Driving Miss Daisy”

With all the commentary and activism regarding race relations in society and the arts filling conversations last month, it’s fitting one of the most diverse casts to come out this summer online and in selected theaters doesn’t specifically focus on race as a political theme. Instead, it’s more about relationships between...

The never-ending changes to the film opening rules

Let’s play a game for the rest of the summer. It’s called, ‘How Many Articles Can Megan Write That Become Dated Less Than a Week Later?’ After I wrote my piece on this summer not getting any blockbusters, the movie theater businesses were given the okay to re-open in the middle of June. Then I write a follow-up to my original...

How to deal with the ever-changing movie premiere dates

With the announcement that some movie theaters have now officially been given legal approval to re-open in California, it would appear that this summer may end up having a few new blockbuster releases if we’re lucky. There are still a ton of film premieres that have been pushed back rather than rolling out on “home theater”...

Screenwriter Charles Bennett’s impact on the film industry makes another appearance

Six years after the world and film history were exposed to, and reminded of, one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets — the life and career of screenwriter Charles Bennett — the man himself is the subject of a two-volume follow-up to his posthumous autobiography: “The Rise of the Modern Thriller.”

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