Articles written by: Nick Allen

TSR Exclusive: ‘The Guest’ Interview with Director Adam Wingard, Writer Simon Barrett, and Actor Dan Stevens

TSR Exclusive: ‘The Guest’ Interview with Director Adam Wingard, Writer Simon Barrett, and Actor Dan Stevens

From You’re Next director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett comes The Guest, a wacko action/horror comedy that rocks and rolls like a midnight madness movie, where expectations about pacing and tone are challenged, and good ol’ cinematic chaos reigns. Leading the film is Dan Stevens, formerly of BBC series “Downton Abbey,” who plays a kind ex-soldier named David who shows up one […]

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The Guest

The Guest

Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer
Running Time: 1 hr 39 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: September 17, 2014

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Code Black

Code Black

Documentary
Running Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Rating: UR
Release Date: September 12, 2014

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins

Cast: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Ty Burrell
Running Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: September 12, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 5/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Life After Beth

Life After Beth

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Anna Kendrick
Running Time: 1 hr 28 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: September 5, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 4/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Frank

Frank

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: August 29, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

Cast: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon
Running Time: 1 hr 46 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: August 29, 2014

Final Score: 4/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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The November Man

The November Man

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich
Running Time: 1 hr 48 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: August 27, 2014

Final Score: 5/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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TSR Blog: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the Gooey Racket of Nostalgia

TSR Blog: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the Gooey Racket of Nostalgia

There’s hardly a more potent neurochemical within the modern entertainment experience than that of nostalgia. It provides sanctity to that which can no longer be changed, the good ol’ franchises becoming even better as they are imbued with more purity and truth; in which we can refine past thoughts to be comparatively warmer to the cynicism we may feel for what […]

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The Possession of Michael King

The Possession of Michael King

Cast: Shane Johnson, Ella Anderson, Julie McNiven
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: August 22, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 2/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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