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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

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

There hasn’t been a movie as contrived and cockeyed as Collateral Beauty. It has the kind of story that only producers in a pitch meeting can 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

Kill Ratio

Kill Ratio

Remember when the big screen action hero ruled the box office? When an Ah-nold or a Sly stepped into a multimillion dollar project and pushed the 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

Abattoir

Abattoir

Love his work or hate it, but Darren Lynn Bousman deserves some credit for where horror is today. Back in the beginning, before Saw was nothing Read More

Moana

Moana

With its sumptuous Polynesian setting and daring heroine, Moana sets sail on an engaging adventure that ultimately focuses on navigating one’s place in the world. Disney’s Read More

Things to Come

Things to Come

Although it shares an English-language title with a landmark science-fiction movie, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come (whose original French title literally translates as “the future”) is Read More

Allied

Allied

Opening on the golden sands of the Moroccan desert during World War II, Allied brings to mind Casablanca or The English Patient – and that’s the 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

Arrival

Arrival

Arrival, a cerebral wonder of a film, is as much about stories and how we view the ones in our lives as it is about making 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

Moonlight

Moonlight

Moonlight is a film about identity – how we define ourselves, how we view ourselves, and what we project to the outside world. It’s also about 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