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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • The Wife
    • The Wife

      Say Donald Trump was a film critic. Hmm, delicious, isn't it, to imagine him doing anything other than what he actually does? Let's pause…
    • Ant-Man
    • Ant-Man

      Remember Steve Martin's hilarious "Let's get small" bit from 1977? Many of you will be too young to recall when he was the biggest standup…
    • Antichrist
    • Antichrist

      Movie Review
      When you feel down in the dumps, what do you do? Seek comfort in your family? Pop a pill? Take a vacation? Lars von Trier…
    • All That Glitters

      Tubefed
      The Oscar race kicked into overdrive last weekend as the two award ceremonies closest in stature to the Academy Awards handed out their statuettes. The…
    • The Artist
    • The Artist

      Movie Review
      I’m not sure French writer-director Michel Hazanavicius’ love letter to the cinema is, in fact, the most outstanding movie of last year, as many maintain.…
    • Patriots Day
    • Patriots Day

      Filmmaker Peter Berg is not often accused of nuance. He does action (Lone Survivor), often in collaboration with Mark Wahlberg, an actor likewise not…
    • The Gatekeepers
    • The Gatekeepers

      Movie Review
      Nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar, The Gatekeepers is a movie about secrets. Secret agents. Secret missions. State secrets. Dirty secrets. This isn’t surprising, given…
    • I Am
    • I Am

      Movie Review
      My guess is that, while savoring such cinematic milestones as The Nutty Professor, Patch Adams and Evan Almighty, very few of us suspected their director,…
    • The Monuments Men
    • The Monuments Men

      The best-laid plans — you know what they say. Sometimes things just don't work out. Sometimes the plans are evil plans. For instance, Hitler had…
    • The Fifth Estate
    • The Fifth Estate

      Movie Review
      “I do not believe that this film is a good film.” — Julian Assange He may be creepy. He may look like he escaped from…
    • Amy
    • Amy

      You always hurt the one you love, the saying goes. But, as we observe with a mixture of dread and disgust in this transfixing documentary…
    • Weight Watching
    • Weight Watching

      Tube Fed
      Ever since I was a little kid I’ve been anxiously awaiting the day when human beings would start evolving into Bigheads. Futurists and science-fiction…
    • New Year's Revolution

      Tubefed
      The holiday season has long been notorious for spiking the suicide rate, and I strongly suspect the apocalyptic images flickering on TV screens as 2005…
    • Denial
    • Denial

      Truth, as we know, can be stranger than fiction. One piece of evidence is the fascinating, affecting courtroom drama Denial. Scripted by the eminent…
    • Coco Before Chanel
    • Coco Before Chanel

      Movie Review
      Suspenseful, glitzy, cutthroat, self-serving — awards season is many things. One thing it rarely is, however, is educational. This year is different. Aspiring filmmakers couldn’t…
    • Room
    • Room

      There's no getting around it. Room's distinctive two-act structure and the indisputable fact that its second half is every bit as significant as the…
    • Drag Me to Hell
    • Drag Me to Hell

      Movie Review
      I can sum up everything wrong with this movie in two words: gypsy curse. Gypsies and their curses are the kiss of death when it…
    • I Think I Love My Wife

      Movie Review
      Chris Rock directs, co-writes, co-produces and stars in his latest film. More significantly, he attempts to make his Steve Martin move. With I Think I…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -- Seven Days
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