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Steven Kostanski’s Psycho Goreman Makes Alien Monsters Fun Again

Steven Kostanski’s Psycho Goreman Makes Alien Monsters Fun Again

James Jay Edwards reviews Psycho Goreman, a science-fiction horror comedy film written and directed by Steven Kostanski. (Shudder)

One Night in Miami… Fictionalizes One Historic Meeting

James Jay Edwards reviews One Night in Miami…, a film that imagines the historic meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. (Amazon Prime)

2020 Year in Review: Top 10 Articles from The Big Smoke America

Ta ta, 2020. What a year. The Big Smoke America is now five years old and has published over 2,100 articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 (+20 more) from 2020.

Wonder Woman 1984 Is a Visually Stunning Rehash

James Jay Edwards reviews Wonder Woman 1984, a new Wonder Woman film with Patty Jenkins returning as director and Gal Gadot as star. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Promising Young Woman Is a Kinder, Gentler Revenge Story

James Jay Edwards reviews Promising Young Woman, a black comedy revenge film written and directed by Emerald Fennell, starring Cassandra Thomas. (Focus Features)

Greenland Destroys the Planet with Heart

James Jay Edwards reviews Greenland, a disaster film written by Chris Sparling, directed by Ric Roman Waugh, and stars Gerard Butler. (STX Films)

I’m Your Woman Flips the Script on the Seventies Crime Drama

James Jay Edwards reviews I’m Your Woman, a neo-noir crime drama film directed by Julia Hart and starring Rachel Brosnahan. (Amazon Prime)

Riz Ahmed Flexes His Acting Muscles in Sound of Metal

James Jay Edwards reviews Sound of Metal, a film written and directed by Darius Marder, story by Derek Cianfrance, and starring Riz Ahmed. (Amazon Prime) 

Claire Oakley’s Make Up Unravels a Tense Little Arthouse Mystery

James Jay Edwards reviews Make Up, a drama thriller by writer/director Claire Oakley, and starring Molly Windsor, Joseph Quinn, and Stefanie Martini. (Mutiny Pictures)

Bryan Bertino Puts the “Dark” in The Dark and the Wicked

James Jay Edwards reviews The Dark and the Wicked, a horror film by director Bryan Bertino, starring Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., and Xander Berkeley. (Shudder) 

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