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Dan Torrance, played by Ewan McGregor, sees the word Redrum, or murder backwards, in Doctor Sleep. The film is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel and is a sequel to The Shining.

‘Doctor Sleep’ proves to be a worthy sequel

By Parker Otto | November 14, 2019

Making a sequel to one of the greatest horror films of all time can be a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, “Doctor Sleep” manages not only be good as a self-contained horror film, but also is a fantastic sequel to director Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation...

Robert De Niro stars in The King of Comedy as Rupert Pupkin, a mentally deranged stand-up comedian who longs for acceptance in society.

Top ten things to watch if you liked “Joker”

By Parker Otto | October 11, 2019

The film “Joker,” released Oct. 4, has become a box office sensation with the film having the highest grossing opening weekend of October, a record previously held by “Venom.” For those who enjoyed the film and wish to explore types of media,...

Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, tries to put on a happy face in Joker.

‘Joker’ creates a narrative worthy of the Clown Prince of Crime

By Parker Otto | October 6, 2019

“Joker,” while controversial and violent, is easily one of the best films of 2019 due to its complex character development, strong atmosphere and beautiful filmmaking techniques. Rather than being part of a larger cinematic universe with a budget...