Nick Spake's Picks

  • One Night in Miami Review

    2020 gave us several powerful movies about the black experience, and few were more thought-provoking than One Night in Miami.

    2020 gave us several powerful movies about the black experience, and few were more thought-provoking than One Night in Miami.
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  • Flickreel's Best Movies of 2020

    Some of these movies reflected the madness of 2020, others helped take our minds off 2020, and today we’re going to discuss the best 2020 had to offer.

    Some of these movies reflected the madness of 2020, others helped take our minds off 2020, and today we’re going to discuss the best 2020 had to offer.
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  • Sound of Metal Review

    Sound of Metal may be the best movie about the deaf experience since Children of a Lesser God.

    Sound of Metal may be the best movie about the deaf experience since Children of a Lesser God.
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  • Midsommar Review

    Just as the sun rarely sets in this place, Midsommar wears its audience down like they’ve been strapped under a giant heat lamp.

    Just as the sun rarely sets in this place, Midsommar wears its audience down like they’ve been strapped under a giant heat lamp.
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Latest Movie News

  • 2021 Phoenix Film Festival Interview: Jason Carney

    The 2021 Phoenix Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, Aug 12. Flickreel spoke with festival executive director Jason Carney about adapting during the pandemic, what makes this year special, and, naturally, the movies.

    The 2021 Phoenix Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, Aug 12. Flickreel spoke with festival executive director Jason Carney about adapting during the pandemic, what makes this year special, and, naturally, the movies.
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  • Flickreel's Best Movies of 2020

    Some of these movies reflected the madness of 2020, others helped take our minds off 2020, and today we’re going to discuss the best 2020 had to offer.

    Some of these movies reflected the madness of 2020, others helped take our minds off 2020, and today we’re going to discuss the best 2020 had to offer.
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  • 2018 Oscar nominations full of snubs and surprises

    The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have officially been announced. As per usual, the lineup is full of shocking snubs and pleasant surprises.

    The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have officially been announced. As per usual, the lineup is full of shocking snubs and pleasant surprises.
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  • The Last Jedi has second biggest opening ever despite mixed audience reception

    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Star Wars: The Last Jedi had one of the biggest opening weekends ever, second only to The Force Awakens. What IS surprising is just how mixed the audience reception has been.

    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Star Wars: The Last Jedi had one of the biggest opening weekends ever, second only to The Force Awakens. What IS surprising is just how mixed the audience reception has been.
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Latest Movie Reviews

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye Review

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye warrants comparison to I, Tonya, giving us a more nuanced understanding of a disgraced public figure.

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye warrants comparison to I, Tonya, giving us a more nuanced understanding of a disgraced public figure.
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  • The Card Counter Review

    The Card Counter is richly atmospheric and intense without ever showing its hand.

    The Card Counter is richly atmospheric and intense without ever showing its hand.
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  • Cinderella Review

    Whenever Cinderella does begin to drag, there’s a lavish musical number or a laugh-out-loud moment that gets the film back on track.

    Whenever Cinderella does begin to drag, there’s a lavish musical number or a laugh-out-loud moment that gets the film back on track.
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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hits a few familiar beats while venturing into the experimental territory usually reserved for the sequel.

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hits a few familiar beats while venturing into the experimental territory usually reserved for the sequel.
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Latest Movie Previews

  • Jeff Goldblum returns in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom featurette

    Jeff Goldblum reprised one of his most iconic roles a while back in Independence Day: Resurgence, but was sadly absent from 2015’s Jurassic World. Fortunately, Ian Malcolm is set to come back in next year’s Fallen Kingdom.

    Jeff Goldblum reprised one of his most iconic roles a while back in Independence Day: Resurgence, but was sadly absent from 2015’s Jurassic World. Fortunately, Ian Malcolm is set to come back in next year’s Fallen Kingdom.
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  • Luke trains Rey in new Star Wars: The Last Jedi clip

    Throughout most of the previews for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker has demonstrated some reluctance to train Rey. In a new ad, however, we see Luke calling out to his young Padawan as she’s torn between the light and dark side of the Force.

    Throughout most of the previews for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker has demonstrated some reluctance to train Rey. In a new ad, however, we see Luke calling out to his young Padawan as she’s torn between the light and dark side of the Force.
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  • Danny Elfman's Batman theme featured in new Justice League clip

    Just as Tim Burton’s Batman set a new standard for superhero movies in 1989, Danny Elfman’s musical score remains one of the genre’s most iconic compositions.

    Just as Tim Burton’s Batman set a new standard for superhero movies in 1989, Danny Elfman’s musical score remains one of the genre’s most iconic compositions.
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  • Fifty Shades Freed drops a major tease

    The new trailer for Fifty Shades Freed is set to hit on Monday.

    The new trailer for Fifty Shades Freed is set to hit on Monday.
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Latest Movie Features

  • Flickreel's Best Movies of 2020

    Some of these movies reflected the madness of 2020, others helped take our minds off 2020, and today we’re going to discuss the best 2020 had to offer.

    Some of these movies reflected the madness of 2020, others helped take our minds off 2020, and today we’re going to discuss the best 2020 had to offer.
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  • Why Lady Bird is a coming-of-age gem

    It seems like every year we get at least one indie comedy that ever so masterfully taps into the teenage mindset. In 2015 it was Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, in 2016 it was The Edge of Seventeen, and this year it’s definitely Lady Bird.

    It seems like every year we get at least one indie comedy that ever so masterfully taps into the teenage mindset. In 2015 it was Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, in 2016 it was The Edge of Seventeen, and this year it’s definitely Lady Bird.
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  • Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about this Oscar nominated Halloween classic?

    Flickreel looks over a Halloween hoot that deserves to be revisited, especially with the recent recurrence of creepy kids movies and 80s nostalgia.

    Flickreel looks over a Halloween hoot that deserves to be revisited, especially with the recent recurrence of creepy kids movies and 80s nostalgia.
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  • Why is Halloween III gaining a cult following?

    After years of being considered the black sheep of the franchise, Halloween III has gained a cult following as of late.

    After years of being considered the black sheep of the franchise, Halloween III has gained a cult following as of late.
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Latest Movie Trailers

  • Trailer Roundup 2/9/2018 - Venom, Deadpool 2, and more

    This past week brought us a treasure trove of new trailers, from Deadpool 2 to Venom. If you missed any of them, don’t worry. Just catch up with our trailer roundup.

    This past week brought us a treasure trove of new trailers, from Deadpool 2 to Venom. If you missed any of them, don’t worry. Just catch up with our trailer roundup.
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  • Solo and Cloverfield among Super Bowl preview highlights

    Super Bowl LII wasn’t just a great night for Eagles fans, but moviegoers as well.

    Super Bowl LII wasn’t just a great night for Eagles fans, but moviegoers as well.
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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer is huge

    The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp is here and it’s huge (but also quite small, naturally)!

    The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp is here and it’s huge (but also quite small, naturally)!
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  • John Boyega suits up in Pacific Rim Uprising trailer

    Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost might not be returning in Pacific Rim Uprising, but John Boyega will continue to fight the Kaiju as his son.

    Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost might not be returning in Pacific Rim Uprising, but John Boyega will continue to fight the Kaiju as his son.
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Latest Movie Interviews

  • 2021 Phoenix Film Festival Interview: Jason Carney

    The 2021 Phoenix Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, Aug 12. Flickreel spoke with festival executive director Jason Carney about adapting during the pandemic, what makes this year special, and, naturally, the movies.

    The 2021 Phoenix Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, Aug 12. Flickreel spoke with festival executive director Jason Carney about adapting during the pandemic, what makes this year special, and, naturally, the movies.
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  • Thank You For Your Service - 5 Questions with writer/director Jason Hall

    Flickreel interviews Jason Hall of Thank You For Your Service and American Sniper.

    Flickreel interviews Jason Hall of Thank You For Your Service and American Sniper.
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  • Step - Five inspirational questions with the cast and crew

    Flickreel recently had the opportunity to take part in a roundtable interview with the cast and crew of Step, a charming documentary about a Baltimore high school dance team on their road to college and a state championship.

    Flickreel recently had the opportunity to take part in a roundtable interview with the cast and crew of Step, a charming documentary about a Baltimore high school dance team on their road to college and a state championship.
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  • Demetri Martin discusses Dean and the secret to looking forever 30

    Flickreel recently spoke with Demetri Martin about his directorial debut, Dean, as well as the secret to his eternally youthful looks.

    Flickreel recently spoke with Demetri Martin about his directorial debut, Dean, as well as the secret to his eternally youthful looks.
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