Author Archives: Brandon Gaylor

‘Great White’ review: Shark, the herald B-actor screams

NoIf only the titular species of the new film “Great White” were more of a troll. One of the supporting humans(because let’s face it – the shark is the star) wants to spread the ashes of a loved one, and … Continue reading

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‘In the Heights’ review: Far from perfect, but perfect for right now

Is “In The Heights” a great musical? This writer has many holes in his arts knowledge, but the biggest would probably be the theatre(notice the spelling change). Also, musicals are not a go-to genre, and a significant hole in his … Continue reading

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‘Spare Parts'(2021) movie review: New action horror entry tries to piece together a good time

“Spare Parts” is an amusingly cheeky title for this new horror release, given its subject matter. It is a nod to its macabre main attraction, but also fits the film’s main setting. Given that it also equips many of the … Continue reading

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‘Knives and Skin’ review: Small-town drama experiment leaves a compelling, detached air

The experimental narrative of ‘Knives and Skin’ has a sterile feel, but those willing to embrace its coldness may find its observational nature compelling. Continue reading

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‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ review: Make-believe friend tale a worthy horror vision

‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ applies a unique brush to the notion of an imaginary friend, resulting in a refreshing swipe at the horror canvas. Continue reading

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‘My First Kiss and the People Involved’ review: Eccentric indie exercise a strange satisfaction

“My First Kiss and the People Involved” analogizes its characters with its particular visual aesthetic and insightful, surprising narrative. It is a comfortably-odd, confident indie picture. Continue reading

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‘The Shed'(2019) review: Horror film claims fun as its first victim

For its odd story turns and lack of follow-through, “The Shed” suffers a missing sense of fun the most. Continue reading

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‘Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops’ review: Inspiring, authentic doc indicates a crucial beginning

“Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops” has splashes of hope while painting with a realistic brush. Its grounded focus will ensure longevity beyond the of-the-moment topic. Continue reading

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DOCNYC review: ‘The Longest Wave’

One part character study and two parts surfing safari, “The Longest Wave” should appeal to both action sports fans and documentary buffs. Continue reading

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‘Saving Atlantis’ review: Coral reef documentary sells on data, fear, and a little action

“Saving Atlantis” advocates for the preservation and protection of the ocean’s coral reefs. The convincing documentary does it factual homework and earns extra emotional points. Continue reading

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