Movie Review: Dune

For a long time Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel Dune was considered to be “unfilmable,” likely due to the complex plot and deeper themes. This notion has proven itself true over several failed attempts thus far, but the latest by noted director Denis Villeneuve has decided to try splitting the tome into two separate, lengthy films to avoid having to make too many major cuts or changes.

Movie Review: Halloween Kills

As is often the case with sequels, the filmmakers have opted to give us more of what they think we want, significantly upping the body count and serving up ever more extreme displays of gore.

Book Review: My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

The latest from the author of the 2020 hit The Only Good Indians.

Best New Books: Week of 10/19/21

John Grisham, Elizabeth Strout, Jamie Foxx, Anthony Horowitz, Billy Porter, Rebecca Solnit, Jane Goodall & Douglas Abrams, N.K. Jemisin & Jamal Campbell, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 10/12/21

Hillary Rodham Clinton & Louise Penny, John le Carré, Susan Orlean, Alice Hoffman, Ron & Clint Howard, Nick Offerman, and more.

Movie Review: V/H/S/94

After the poor reception of V/H/S: Viral in 2014, the fledgling horror anthology franchise seemed like it would be coming to an end after 3 entries. Fans needn’t have worried however, because if there’s anything Hollywood hates, it’s leaving IP unused for too long.

Movie Review: Thelma

This is a very slow-burn horror film, that relies far more on mood and atmosphere than violence or large set pieces, which means that it is very dependent on the performances to make it work.

Best New Books: Week of 10/5/21

Amor Towles, Jonathen Franzen, David Sedaris, Jo Nesbø, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Unger, Miriam Toews, and more.

New Streaming Movies: October 2021

Host your own film festival at home with this guide to some of the best movies you can stream for free using your library card!

Best New Books: Week of 9/28/21

Anthony Doerr, Joshua Ferris, Richard Osman, Catriona Ward, Steven Pinker, Anita Hill, Ellen Datlow, and more.