'Us': Jordan Peele Would Like You To Be Very Afraid. You Won't Let Him Down.

Entertainment / Kurt Loder /

Jordan Peele's "Us" is a very scary movie that doesn't add up, which is too bad. Peele's uber-nerd cinephilia -- the clever echoes of such horror-canon treasures as Don Siegel's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," George Romero's "Day of the Dead," Michael Haneke's "Funny Games," and on and on -- are nonstop fun ...Read more

'The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley': Elizabeth Holmes, Queen of Lies

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Looking back, it's puzzling that more people didn't wise up to Elizabeth Holmes more quickly. The Stanford dropout who claimed to have invented a revolutionary medical technology that she was somehow never able to demonstrate to anyone was a bizarre person. As a rare top tech woman who idolized Steve Jobs, she spoke in a weird baritone voice ...Read more

'The Hole in the Ground' and 'Mapplethorp': Slow-Boil Irish Horror and a Biopic for the Master of Rough-Trade Sex Photography

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The world would be a less stressful place, or at least a less silly one, if clueless people would stop checking into creaky old houses on the edges of dark, forbidding forests -- especially an unstable young mom accompanied by her small son. And extra especially if this mom can encounter a crazy old lady who shuffles up to her and her son and ...Read more


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