Sarah Marrs

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Sarah is a film critic and entertainment writer. She is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and can also be found writing at and @Cinesnark. She didn't choose the skux life, the skux life chose her.

Tessa Thompson’s little movie

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 15, 2019 21:44:05 January 15, 2019 21:44:05

Yesterday a trailer dropped for a new Tessa Thompson movie, co-starring Lily James, called Little Woods. It looks like a miserable, slice-of-sad-life drama, with Thompson and James playing friends—family?—who have to Get Back Into The Game in order to stave off homelessness (financial ruin has been here all along). Full Story


Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 15, 2019 19:34:13 January 15, 2019 19:34:13
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The teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has (finally) been released (after some wrangling with Disney about timing). I ADORE Spider-Man: Homecoming, but this teaser? It doesn’t excite me. There’s not anything in it that grabs me and makes me sit up straight. This is not necessarily a referendum on the movie itself, just that what they have chosen to put in this teaser is not what I really want to see from this Spider-Man, let alone from this Spider-Man in 2019. Full Story

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Tom Cruise’s Mission: Exhausting

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 15, 2019 15:17:00 January 15, 2019 15:17:00
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Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the most successful installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, which turns twenty-three years old this year, to date. (You guys, M:I is getting its master’s degree, aww! Time flies!) It also brought in over $790 million worldwide, making M:I exactly the kind of franchise Paramount needs, since they bet all their money on Transformers and passed on Marvel back in the day (still makes me laugh). Full Story

Natasha Lyonne over and over

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 10, 2019 17:47:55 January 10, 2019 17:47:55
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In 2017 we learned of a Netflix project coming from Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, and Leslye Headland. It had no title, we just knew Lyonne would star as a woman named Nadia, trapped at an “inescapable party”. Full Story

Entertainment Self-Care: Super Soft TV

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 9, 2019 22:06:00 January 9, 2019 22:06:00

Everything is a lot right now. Sounds like an understatement, but it’s true. We just got out of 2018, a year that lasted forever, and, honestly, 2019 isn’t looking any better. Things are still Pretty Bleak. We’re stressed, we’re tired, everything is happening all of the time, and there’s no end in sight. Full Story

Game of Three Seconds

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 8, 2019 15:09:03 January 8, 2019 15:09:03
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The last time we saw a teaser from Game of Thrones’ final season it showed us nothing. On Sunday an HBO teaser played during the Golden Globes which includes THREE WHOLE SECONDS of new footage from season eight of Thrones. Three seconds! The first three seconds we’ve seen! It’s Daenerys rocking up to Winterfell with Jon Snow and Sansa saying, “Winterfell is yours, Your Grace. Full Story

Captain Marvel chills

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 8, 2019 14:46:53 January 8, 2019 14:46:53

It is insane to me when I go back and read my early posts on Captain Marvel and Brie Larson, because now that I can see her in action, I’m like, WHY DID I EVER DOUBT? When has Marvel ever been wrong? Besides Ed Norton and Terrence Howard, when has Marvel ever been wrong? With but a few exceptions, they don’t get casting wrong—or, more specifically, their go-to casting director, Sarah Halley Finn, doesn’t get it wrong—and clearly, yes, they saw something in Brie Larson Full Story

Come for Noomi, stay for Noomi

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 3, 2019 17:19:54 January 3, 2019 17:19:54

While Netflix has had a lot of success on the TV side, their movie arm is only just gaining real credibility, with films like Roma, Bird Box, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. To date, Netflix movies have largely been seen as a dump site for problem children (Cloverfield Paradox, Annihilation), or scripts that no one else will make (Bright). Full Story

The nightmares was Us all along

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 27, 2018 16:07:36 December 27, 2018 16:07:36
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With Get Out, Jordan Peele revealed himself to be a filmmaker fully formed, with clear vision and scope, and really no improvement needed. So his sophomore effort, titled Us, is both highly anticipated and scrutinized, as we want the next dose of his particular brand of horror, but also to see if Get Out is a fluke. Full Story

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