Arts & Entertainment

“1917” is both innovative and conventional

January 24, 2020

Sam Mendes’ thrilling, edge-of-your-seat wartime epic “1917” demands to be seen on the biggest screen possible. While the film doesn’t break new ground thematically, its simulated single-shot approach illustrates the deeply immersive qualities of film. […]

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“Doctor Sleep” shines decently

November 22, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Doctor Sleep” three and half out of five shots of whiskey. “Doctor Sleep” is a thrilling — although campy — return to the devilish universe of “The Shining.” 40 […]

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“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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“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 […]