Cinemaholics – Movie Reviews

Cinemaholics – Movie Reviews

Don't know what to watch? Join Jon Negroni of AwardsWatch and Will Ashton of CinemaBlend for no-nonsense conversations about the latest films coming to theaters and streaming online. We may not always agree, but one thing's for sure. We're both Cinemaholics.

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May 13, 2021 18 min
Recently released by MTV Films, Pink Skies Ahead is a new dramedy from Kelly Oxford in her directorial debut. It stars Jessica Barden as a young writer in the 90s trying to navigate her changing mental health as she ages into adulthood. The film also stars Rosa Salazar, Odeya Rush, Marcia Gay Harden, Henry Winkler, and Mary J. Blige. This review is an excerpt from Episode #219 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. The intro music is “Sage”...
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Now available on Netflix, Monster is a legal drama starring Kelvin Harrison Jr. as a kid who faces trial for a crime he says he never committed. Anthony Mandler directed this film from a screenplay by Radha Blank, Cole Wiley, and Janece Shaffer. It's based on the eponymous novel by Walter Dean Myers. The cast also includes Jennifer Ehle, Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Rakim "A$AP Rocky" Mayers, Tim Blake Nelson, and J...
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May 11, 2021 98 min
Even if Cinemaholics isn’t your main stream, we hope you join us for our review of Mainstream, a new indie satire from IFC Films starring Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff, and Jason Schwartzman. Also on the show, we’re covering a few mini reviews, including “Jupiter’s Legacy” on Netflix and David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut, The Water Man. And we finish things up with some discussion of the new Netflix drama Monster s...
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May 9, 2021 34 min
Special guest Isaac Feldberg joins the show for a review of the new action crime thriller Wrath of Man, directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie and starring Jason Statham as a cash truck driver out for revenge. This is a remake of the 2004 French film Cash Truck from Nicolas Boukhrief, and the cast includes Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonso, and Scott Eastwood. Intro Music: “Wrath of Man” by Chris Benstead,...
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May 7, 2021 17 min
Now available on Netflix, The Disciple is a new Indian drama written, directed, and edited by Chaitanya Tamhane. It stars Aditya Modak as a young man trying to find success with classical music, but over the years begins to wonder if he has what it takes. The film also stars Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat, and Kiran Yadnyopavit. Alfonso Cuarón serves as executive producer. This review is an excerpt from Episode ...
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May 6, 2021 16 min
Now available to stream On Demand, The Outside Story is a new indie comedy written and directed by Casimir Nozkowski. It stars Brian Tyree Henry as a heartbroken introvert who gets locked out of his Brooklyn apartment. The film also stars Sunita Mani, Sonequa Martin-Green, Olivia Edward, Asia Kate Dillon, Maria Dizzia, and Rebecca Naomi Jones. This review is an excerpt from Episode #218 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. The intro music...
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May 5, 2021 14 min
Now in limited release from Focus Features, Limbo is a new dramedy from director Ben Sharrock. It's about a group of refugees who have to take cultural awareness classes on a remote island in Scotland while waiting to find out if their asylum will be approved. The film stars Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Kais Nashef, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, and Kenneth Collard. This review is an excerpt from Episode #21...
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May 4, 2021 15 min
Now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, Without Remorse is a new action thriller based on the 1993 novel by Tom Clancy. It stars Michael B. Jordan as John Kelly, a U.S. Navy Seal who goes rogue after a fateful mission gets personal. The cast also includes Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Guy Pearce. This review is an excerpt from Episode #218 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. The intro music is “Detective Jazz” by Roelo. Lin...
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May 3, 2021 94 min
It’s Negroni vs. Ashton on this week’s episode of Cinemaholics. That’s right, we’re reviewing The Mitchells vs. the Machines, the latest Sony Animation movie, now being released on Netflix. Most critics are loving this animated sci-fi family film, but the real fur is about to fly over the podcast airwaves. Also on the show, we’re covering Without Remorse, the latest Tom Clancy adaption, this time starring Michael B. Jordan and comi...
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April 30, 2021 50 min
Our film anniversary this month belongs to the romantic drama Charlie Chaplin once called “the greatest movie ever made about America.” That’s right, we’re diving into A Place in the Sun, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelley Winters, with supporting turns from Anne Revere and Raymond Burr. Directed by George Stevens and written by Harry Brown and Michael Wilson, this awards-heavy favorite among classic film love...
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April 29, 2021 17 min
Now available in select theaters, Together Together is a new Sundance comedy from writer/director Nikole Beckwith. It stars Ed Helms and Patti Harrison, who become unlikely friends after he hires her for a surrogate pregnancy. The film also stars Tig Notaro, Anna Konkle, and Julio Torres. This review is an excerpt from Episode #217 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. The intro music is “Skipping Breakfast” by Sinnr. Links: Follow us on ...
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April 28, 2021 18 min
Now available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. and Prime Video in Canada, Stowaway is a new sci-fi thriller directed by Joe Penna, who co-wrote the film with Ryan Morrison. It stars Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, and Toni Collette as a trio of Mars-bound astronauts who discover a surprise addition to their small, compressed spacecraft. This review is an excerpt from Episode #217 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. The intro music is “Ski...
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April 27, 2021 86 min
Get over here? More like get over it! Anyway, this week on the show we talk about Mortal Kombat, a reboot of the film franchise based on the series of video games that just hit HBO Max and is now playing in theaters. We also review Stowaway, a new sci-fi thriller on Netflix. And we finish the show with a review of Together Together, a quirky Sundance comedy that is now in limited release. And if you’re curious what we thought of th...
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April 23, 2021 31 min
Special guest Alisha Grauso joins the show for a bonus discussion of “Shadow and Bone,” a brand new dark fantasy series that just hit Netflix. We chat about how the show measures up to the first book in the Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, plus how newcomers to the story might get instantly hooked on this intriguing and unique world filled with “magic” (or small science?) and swashbuckling thieving crews. Links: Follow us...
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On this special bonus episode of Cinemaholics, we pick our own winners for the 2021 Academy Awards. Inspired by the Siskel and Ebert classic format, we go through the nominees of almost every category and explain our respective choices. Theme Music: sound recorded live during the taping of “Siskel & Ebert: If We Picked The Winners” on March 1, 1990.  Links: Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negroni, Will Ashton Support our show on Pa...
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April 21, 2021 26 min
Now available to stream on Netflix, Arlo the Alligator Boy is a new 2D-animated family musical adventure from first-time director Ryan Crego. It features the voice talents of Michael J. Woodard, Mary Lambert, Jonathan Van Ness, Tony Hale, Annie Potts, Flea, Jennifer Coolidge, and more. This review is an excerpt from Episode #216 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. Our intro music this week is “Skipping Breakfast” by Sinnr. Links: Follow...
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April 20, 2021 19 min
Now available to watch in theaters and on demand via RLJE Films and Shudder, Jakob's Wife is a new horror thriller directed and co-written by Travis Stevens. It stars legendary scream queen Barbara Crampton and the prolific Larry Fessenden as a married couple grappling with an infestation of supernatural horrors creeping into the rut of their relationship. This review is an excerpt from Episode #216 of the Cinemaholics Podcast...
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April 19, 2021 89 min
Come fly to Greece with us for a weekend of reviews we’ll never forget. This week our main review is the new romance dramedy Monday, which stars Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough as two self-destructive lovers. We also have some brief Oscars talk and quickly review Ben Wheatley’s new sci-fi indie, In the Earth. Last, we finish the show with reviews for the new vampire horror Jakob’s Wife and the animated Netflix musical Arlo the Alli...
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April 14, 2021 18 min
Now available via Kino Lorber, Slalom is a Cannes-selected sports drama from debut feature filmmaker Charlène Favier. It follows the harrowing story of a teenage ski prodigy who falls under the predatory influence of her exploitative coach. The film stars Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud, and Muriel Combeau. This review is an excerpt from Episode #215 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. Our intro music this week is “Misty (fea...
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April 13, 2021 27 min
Now streaming on Netflix, Thunder Force is a new superhero comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as two estranged friends who develop incredible powers in a world where the criminals already have special abilities. The cast also includes Bobby Cannavale, Jason Batemen, Pom Klementieff, and Melissa Leo. The film was directed by McCarthy's husband and frequent collaborator, Ben Falcone. This review is an excerpt f...
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