Arts & Entertainment

“Midsommar” is beautiful and grotesque

October 4, 2019

TMN movie critic Gordon McPherson gave this film 4.5 out of 5 flower crowns. Director Ari Aster’s “Midsommar” feels cursed in the same vein as Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist,” and […]

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“Ad Astra” is a future classic

September 26, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Ad Astra” 5 out of 5 stars. Director James Gray’s cerebral, sublime and extraordinarily ambitious “Ad Astra” is the best science-fiction film since “Blade Runner 2049” and a refreshing […]

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The Losers’ Club returns to Derry

September 12, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “It: Chapter Two” 2 and a half out of 5 red balloons. The overlong and fascinating “It: Chapter Two” proves a passable sequel to the 2017 smash hit. Pennywise […]

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Top 5 Movie Trailers of all Time

September 6, 2019

#5: “A Clockwork Orange” — Official Trailer This psychedelic trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” featuring techno Beethoven, is downright incomprehensible, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI1204n6GZw #4: “T2 Trainspotting” — […]

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“Climax” is why I don’t party

August 14, 2019

TMN film critic gives “Climax” 4/5 See-No-Evil monkey emojis Hello, welcome back to Truman. Hope you watched lots of movies this summer — I certainly did.  “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Midsommar,” “Wild […]

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“Unicorn Store” is whimsical fun

April 19, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Unicorn Store” 3.5/5 vacuums.  Brie Larson’s quirky directorial debut “Unicorn Store” is entertaining, albeit decently cringeworthy. The film centers around Kit, played by Larson, a glitter-obsessed art school dropout […]

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“Cold War” is an artful love story

April 12, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Cold War” four out of five hammers and sickles. Spring is finally here. Hallelujah. There hasn’t been a better time to watch “Cold War,” a grim Polish love story […]