Michael Nordine

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‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ Review: A Less-Than-Radical Entry in the Cowabunga Canon

Though their popularity peaked long before most of today’s actual teenagers were born, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles never really went away. We’re only six years removed from the most recent live-action...

‘Doula’ Review: Chris Pine-Produced Pregnancy Comedy Is a Labor of Love, Just Not a Very Funny One

You’d be forgiven for not being inclined to laugh at anything pregnancy-related at the moment. Kudos to “Doula” for trying, though, as director Cheryl Nichols’ lighthearted pregnancy comedy arrives at a time...

Best Blumhouse Horror Movies, Ranked

Few production companies are as synonymous with horror as Blumhouse, whose approach to genre filmmaking relies on modest budgets, wide releases and talented creators who are mostly given free rein. That this...

‘Don’t Make Me Go’ Review: Heartfelt Road-Trip Drama Loses Its Way

“You’re not gonna like the way this story ends,” announces the teenage narrator of “Don’t Make Me Go” as the film opens, “but I think you’re gonna like the story.” The first...

‘Aisha’ Review: Letitia Wright Shows Her Range in Irish Immigration Drama

Lest you think America has a monopoly on byzantine immigration systems, “Aisha” is here with an unfortunate reminder that it does not. Following the eponymous young Nigerian woman (Letitia Wright) as she...

‘Somewhere in Queens’ Review: What’s Not to Love About Ray Romano’s Directorial Debut?

It may come as a surprise to anyone who only knows him from the sitcom that made him a household name, but Ray Romano can really act. This first became apparent to...

Michael Nordine

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