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

  • 2022 Peoria Film Fest Interview: Jason Carney

    The Peoria Film Fest is returning for its fourth year. Flickreel spoke to festival director Jason Carney about the films playing, the community, and other reasons to be excited!

    The Peoria Film Fest is returning for its fourth year. Flickreel spoke to festival director Jason Carney about the films playing, the community, and other reasons to be excited!
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  • Mark Wahlberg Interview - Father Stu

    Flickreel got to take part in a roundtable interview with Mark Wahlberg, who spoke with us and two other outlets about his long-time passion project, Father Stu.

    Flickreel got to take part in a roundtable interview with Mark Wahlberg, who spoke with us and two other outlets about his long-time passion project, Father Stu.
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  • 2022 Phoenix Film Festival Interview: Jason Carney

    Not to brag, but CODA opened The Phoenix Film Festival last year and now it’s a Best Picture nominee. How will PFF top itself in 2022? Festival executive director Jason Carney has the…

    Not to brag, but CODA opened The Phoenix Film Festival last year and now it’s a Best Picture nominee. How will PFF top itself in 2022? Festival executive director Jason Carney has the answers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvNheMkD7-I

    Q: Only six months ago, we were talking about CODA. Now Mesa native Troy Kotsur is in a prime position to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. The film could also win Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. When the film played at PFF 2021, did you…
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  • Flickreel's Best Movies of 2021

    Another year, another pandemic. Well, technically we’re still in the same pandemic. COVID thankfully wasn’t the only constant, as the movies continued to see us through the hard times. Here are the best 2021 had to offer.

    Another year, another pandemic. Well, technically we’re still in the same pandemic. COVID thankfully wasn’t the only constant, as the movies continued to see us through the hard times. Here are the best 2021 had to offer.
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Latest Movie Reviews

  • Empire of Light Review

    Empire of Light strives to be a love letter to cinema, but it also tries to be more. The film attempts to tackle challenging subjects like racism and mental health, which writer/director Sam Mendes doesn’t seem like the best-equipped person to address.

    Empire of Light strives to be a love letter to cinema, but it also tries to be more. The film attempts to tackle challenging subjects like racism and mental health, which writer/director Sam Mendes doesn’t seem like the best-equipped person to address.
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  • Spoiler Alert Review

    Even if Spoiler Alert doesn’t strike every target it aims for, the film has more hits than misses.

    Even if Spoiler Alert doesn’t strike every target it aims for, the film has more hits than misses.
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  • Violent Night Review

    For those always on the lookout for alternative Christmas movies, Violent Night is just the right mix of naughty and nice, but plan on receiving more of a former.

    For those always on the lookout for alternative Christmas movies, Violent Night is just the right mix of naughty and nice, but plan on receiving more of a former.
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  • Bones and All Review

    Some will call Bones and All grotesque. Others will call it grotesquely romantic.

    Some will call Bones and All grotesque. Others will call it grotesquely romantic.
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Latest Movie Previews

  • 2022 Peoria Film Fest Interview: Jason Carney

    The Peoria Film Fest is returning for its fourth year. Flickreel spoke to festival director Jason Carney about the films playing, the community, and other reasons to be excited!

    The Peoria Film Fest is returning for its fourth year. Flickreel spoke to festival director Jason Carney about the films playing, the community, and other reasons to be excited!
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  • 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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Latest Movie Features

  • Mark Wahlberg Interview - Father Stu

    Flickreel got to take part in a roundtable interview with Mark Wahlberg, who spoke with us and two other outlets about his long-time passion project, Father Stu.

    Flickreel got to take part in a roundtable interview with Mark Wahlberg, who spoke with us and two other outlets about his long-time passion project, Father Stu.
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  • 2022 Phoenix Film Festival Interview: Jason Carney

    Not to brag, but CODA opened The Phoenix Film Festival last year and now it’s a Best Picture nominee. How will PFF top itself in 2022? Festival executive director Jason Carney has the…

    Not to brag, but CODA opened The Phoenix Film Festival last year and now it’s a Best Picture nominee. How will PFF top itself in 2022? Festival executive director Jason Carney has the answers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvNheMkD7-I

    Q: Only six months ago, we were talking about CODA. Now Mesa native Troy Kotsur is in a prime position to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. The film could also win Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. When the film played at PFF 2021, did you…
    Read More »

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  • Flickreel's Best Movies of 2021

    Another year, another pandemic. Well, technically we’re still in the same pandemic. COVID thankfully wasn’t the only constant, as the movies continued to see us through the hard times. Here are the best 2021 had to offer.

    Another year, another pandemic. Well, technically we’re still in the same pandemic. COVID thankfully wasn’t the only constant, as the movies continued to see us through the hard times. Here are the best 2021 had to offer.
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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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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

  • Mark Wahlberg Interview - Father Stu

    Flickreel got to take part in a roundtable interview with Mark Wahlberg, who spoke with us and two other outlets about his long-time passion project, Father Stu.

    Flickreel got to take part in a roundtable interview with Mark Wahlberg, who spoke with us and two other outlets about his long-time passion project, Father Stu.
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  • 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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