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Smash Cut Reviews
Plan movie night with hand-picked movie recommendations sent to your inbox every Thursday — all available to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu.
Created 03 Apr 2019
    12 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy Friday! Welcome back to Smash Cut, the world’s most consistently inconsistent movie newsletter. Today’s recommendation is for one of my favorite movies of the year that might feel a little too r...
    29 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Happy Friday! It’s my favorite weekend of the year so it’s time for an ookey spooky recommendation that is safe for even the horror-averse. Have a beautiful weekend full of tricks and treats! If you s...
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy Friday! Not me sending a newsletter on time. In honor of Squid Game, the biggest show in the world, I’m recommending an underrated and underseen Korean thriller from Oscar-winning director Bong ...
  • STREAM THIS WEEKEND: Promising Young Woman 💋 & more
    01 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy Friday! I hope you’ve been having a beautiful week. Today’s recommendation is for an Oscar-winning satirical drama thriller and two other related picks. Have a love-filled autumn weekend! 🍂 Kar...
  • NOW STREAMING: The Guilty ☎️
    23 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy Thursday and happy fall. Today’s recommendation is for the thriller The Guilty starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which will be available on Netflix tomorrow. Also, we had trailers galore this week. I gi...
  • STREAM THIS WEEKEND: Trick 'r Treat 🎃 & The Ritual 🌲
    16 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy Thursday! I am still in the throes of TIFF — you can follow my musings here — so today’s recommendation is a re-up of some old favorites to get you in the mood for spooky season. For you scaredy...
  • STREAM THIS WEEKEND: When Harry Met Sally 🥂 & Set it Up 🍕
    09 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy Thursday and happy cuffing season! Whether you’re turning that summer fling into something more, taking the next step in a relationship, or happily self-partnered here are a couple of rom-coms t...
  • REVIEW: 'Synchronic' is what I love about science fiction
    27 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy Friday! Today’s movie is Synchronic, a low-key high-concept sci-fi from Smash Cut faves Aaron Moorehead and Justin Benson. They also directed past recs Resolution, Spring, and The Endless. Have ...
  • REVIEW: "Coda" lets deaf culture sing 🤟
    19 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy Thursday! Today’s recommendation is for Coda, a new drama streaming on Apple TV+. The review below is adapted from my review of the film’s premiere at this year’s 2021 Sundance Film Festival in ...
  • The Final Girls 🎬 & Fear Street 🔪
    12 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Happy Thursday! Tomorrow is Friday the 13th, so today’s recommendation is for two fun homages to classic horror — one safe for the horror-averse and one a little more intense. In movie news: The New Y...
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