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Split

Split

I’m a little torn on Split. The latest from M. Night Shyamalan contains intriguing concepts and two solid performances, though they feel a bit wasted in Read More

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

The true story of African-American women who were critical minds at NASA in the ‘60s and well beyond feels especially timely at the end of 2016. Read More

Why Him?

Why Him?

Why Him? never answers its central question satisfactorily, nor does it justify the unfunny attempts to solve the conundrum. Much like the titular “him,” the movie Read More

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls is a rare children’s fantasy that confronts complicated emotions head-on and doesn’t shy away from ugly sentiment. It might get heavy, but the Read More

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Making his English language debut with The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Norwegian director André Øvredal delivers a precise examination and deconstruction of horror convention. Much like Read More

La La Land

La La Land

La La Land is a magical movie about love and dreams. It’s simultaneously a throwback to classic musicals, a modern romance, and a timeless riff on Read More

Jackie

Jackie

We’ve all seen the photo. Lyndon B. Johnson takes the oath of office on Air Force One shortly after President Kennedy’s assassination. Jacqueline Kennedy, the suddenly Read More

Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane

Smart, focused, and ruthless Washington lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane believes her only duty is to the cause. That cause is winning – helping to pass or kill Read More

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

In Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford blends the contemporary coldness of Nicolas Winding Refn with a gritty, modern Texas Western. Results are mixed. Actually, “blends” probably isn’t Read More

Bleed for This

Bleed for This

Vinny Pazienza made one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, overcoming a broken neck to continue a successful boxing career. That comeback included fights with Read More

Loving

Loving

Loving v. Virginia was a landmark civil rights case and, therefore, includes all the ingredients for Hollywood to make an ostentatious, celebratory melodrama. Thankfully, writer/director Jeff Read More

The Monster

The Monster

A desolate wooded road. An evening rainstorm. Car trouble. A woman and her daughter in peril. And…a hungry monster. The Monster has a lot of familiar Read More

Trolls

Trolls

Finally, someone’s made a movie featuring those good luck totems adored in bingo halls across the country that reached the apex of their popularity several decades Read More