Ben Cahlamer

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Film Review: ‘Smile’

Horror films permeate theaters year-round now. This is not a negative; the genre is famous for offering chills and thrills, tricks, or treats. Ideally, these thoughts pleasure those who seek out horror as an escape or identity. Over the years,

‘The Woman King’ Review: Epic Storytelling Gives Way to Modern Ideals

Commitment to characters and stories about our collective history has fueled films for generations. Covered less often are stories about the tribal nature of Africa and its peoples, the customs, and the traditions for better or worse. Bringing these stories

‘Breaking’: Movie Review

‘Breaking’ is the true story of Brian Brown-Easley’s 2018 bank heist. John Boyega offers an electrifying performance, yet the movie doesn’t always work.

‘Prey’: Movie Review

“If it bleeds, we can kill it.” That famous phrase from 35 years ago rings as true today as the fifth iteration of the Predator film series, Dan Trachtenberg’s Prey, makes its debut on Hulu. Trachtenberg’s film serves as a

‘Bullet Train’: Movie Review

I came to the theater to watch David Leitch’s Bullet Train; I saw Bullet Train; I liked Bullet Train. A lot. It is not a perfect movie by any stretch. However, it doesn’t claim to be either. But it does

‘Easter Sunday’: Movie Review

Family is everything, especially during the holidays. No, not just Christmas, Hanukkah, or Thanksgiving. Easter is just as important an event to bring families together. It is an oddly placed time of the year that Jay Chandrasekhar’s Easter Sunday comes

‘Vengeance’: Movie Review

It would be easy to say that B. J. Novak’s Vengeance is a Coen brother – esque film. Novak’s directorial debut, in which he plays the film’s protagonist, Ben Manalowitz, a plucky journalist and podcaster, spends the first fifteen minutes

‘Nope’: Movie Review

I won’t lie. I went into Jordan Peele’s third film, Nope, without knowing much about it. Then I caught a trailer in front of another big movie. I was nervous about it. Not for the harrowing scenes, the trailer showed.

‘Anything’s Possible’: Movie Review

Billy Porter’s directorial debut, Anything’s Possible, is as much a John Hughes story to the current generation as The Breakfast Club was to mine, bearing the trappings of a story that will appeal to many generations. (Funny how as I

‘Don’t Make Me Go’: Movie Review

As Hannah Marks’ Don’t Make Me Go opens, we’re treated to a sun-drenched beach when a voice-over warns us about the coming story. The voice-over goes silent, and the same character, Wally (Mia Isaac), utters the words, “What kind of