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Joachim Trier’s Thelma Is a Riveting Tale of Psychic-Sexual Coming of Age
Love makes the world burn down

Dec. 1, 2017 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Men Who Stare at Goats
Army experiments in the paranormal become a warped platform on which George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey run narrative circles.
"...neatly in the mustachioed frame of Clooney’s Lyn Cassady, psychic spy. That’s just one name for the particular breed..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Gift
"...by putting her faith in her cards and her psychic abilities. Blanchett is a pleasure to watch, however, and..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The New Mutants
The last of the X-Men finally get to the screen
"...powers are ill-defined. In one change, Boone cuts out psychic Karma, and instead uses later addition Illyana Rasputin, the..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Annabelle Comes Home
Anybody want a slightly soiled, demonically possessed doll?
"...havoc after the Warrens leave their precocious – and psychic! – tween daughter Judy (Grace) in the care of..."

June 28, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dark Phoenix
The X-Men finally leave the silver screen with a story they already told
"...another take on the seminal "Dark Phoenix" plot, where psychic Jean Grey (Turner) becomes possessed of world-threatening powers. If..."

June 7, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ouija: Origin of Evil
This horror sequel is vastly superior to its cheesy precursor
"...Widowed Alice Zander (Reaser) is a sham psychic and spiritual medium who raps tables and reads palms..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hands of Stone
Robert De Niro returns to the ring in this Roberto Durán biopic
"...movie without the cinematic collective unconscious reeling from the psychic reverberations of his return to the ring since Martin..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Family Fang
Jason Bateman directs and co-stars in this dark comedy
"...Baxter (Bateman) struggle in their own fashion with the psychic wounds of an unorthodox upbringing. (She’s a career-slumped film..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Insidious: Chapter 3
The original screenwriter of the horror franchise assumes the direction of this supernatural prequel
"...tells the story of how Elise Rainier (Shaye), the psychic who helped the Lamberts, began practicing her trade again..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mother and Child
Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, and Kerry Washington lead a wonderful ensemble cast in this muzzy look into the rigors of adoption.
"...writer-director Garcia’s intent. That adoption, particularly, is fraught with psychic dangers is the revelation of each of the three..."

June 18, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Push
This sci-fi actioner about warring clairvoyants is generically incomprehensible with cyberpunk overtones.
"...his Nazi-initiated plans for creating an unbeatable army of psychic supersoldiers. Or something. In Hong Kong, Cassie joins up..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Over Her Dead Body
In this DOA romantic comedy, Eva Longoria Parker plays a ghost who haunts her former fiancé-to-be when it's time for him to move on.
"...in), and to wreak supernatural havoc on an attractive psychic (Bell) who’s using her gifts to wrangle Henry into..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

NFL Preview
"...Playing the psychic game is rather difficult, just ask the singing psychic..."

Sept. 3, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

The Return
Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a woman who keeps seeing a dead murder victim in her dreams, so of course she must get to the bottom of this mystery.
"...her hometown of Luling. (Yes, that Luling.) Haunted by psychic visions that are part nightmare and part déjà vu,..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Based on the allegedly autobiographical short stories of alleged teen author J.T. Leroy, Asia Argento's film describes a Gothic maelstrom of psychic and physical abuse.
"...challenging or accomplished) film describes the ever-decreasing maelstrom of psychic and physical abuse, as well as every conceivable manner..."

April 14, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

White Noise
That droning sound you hear is White Noise.
"...nothing, actually, or very little: that being the oft-debunked psychic friends rigmarole known in the spook hunting biz as..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hearts in Atlantis
"...apparently out to gang-press old Mr. Brautigan -- a psychic -- into service for the red, white, and blue...."

Sept. 28, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me
"...Therapy Art devoted to neurotic, crushingly tedious exercises in psychic scab-picking. That's not the case with Blake's relentlessly good-humored,..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Now & Then: From Frosh to Seniors
"...who's ever run the unique collegiate gauntlet of soul-enlarging psychic trauma. Personally, I wouldn't have missed it for anything...."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Freaks
"...for his players. It's a perverse story, full of psychic S&M, about a band of little people who take..."

Sept. 23, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In Dreams
"...Downey's mysterious killer, who has some sort of flimsily-explained-away psychic link to the woman. Their dreams mesh, like in..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last Big Thing
"...for a way to scrub those neurons with some psychic steel wool. Alas, our consumer-oriented society has yet to..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saint Clara
"...ring. It's not her fault, though: Clara's a 13-year-old psychic, and in pursuit of love and other worthy endeavors,..."

July 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Before the Rain
Manchevski's debut film impresses with its cagey temporal structure, incredible cinematography that exposes the precipitous Macedonian landscape, beautiful performances, and a thematic structure that adds to our understanding of specific and universal issues.
"...attack experienced on a daily basis. The personal and psychic wounds are immediate, visceral, and focused. And because the..."

April 14, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dialogues With Madwomen
"...and social misapprehensions. There are stories of incest and psychic abuse, the early Catholicism that stimulated a desire for..."

May 13, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Boys' Shorts: The New Queer Cinema
"...death of a man from AIDS forms an emotional, psychic bond between surviving friends, family, and lover through an..."

Feb. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

This Boy's Life
"...is a very violent story; the abuse is both psychic and physical and always present or, ar least, imminent,..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Used People
"...rather than plot, the film fitfully lays out the psychic wounds of a family recently bereaved by the loss..."

Jan. 22, 1993 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Split Second
"...The filmmakers also toy with the notion of a psychic link between Stone and his quarry, as well as..."

May 8, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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