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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

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

As Marvel Studios expands its empire into decidedly lesser-known superhero properties, it’s becoming increasingly clear that said properties are the real MCU playgrounds. While the core 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

Inferno

Inferno

Even Robert Langdon, the genius symbologist at the center of Dan Brown’s series of airport novels, might have trouble deciphering what’s going on in the film Read More

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

At first, a period drama set in 1930s Korea during the Japanese occupation might seem incongruous with the rest of director Park Chank-wook’s filmography (Oldboy, Stoker). Read More

Certain Women

Certain Women

A train rumbles through the Montana countryside, billowing smoke and blowing its horn. Back in town, a friendly radio deejay reminds residents to make sure the Read More

31

31

Creepy clowns are a horror staple, from film to the local October haunted house. And now, there’s a bunch of them just hanging around on street Read More

Christine

Christine

“I always wanted to have a baby, and I always wanted to have a husband, and I always wanted to have a job where I can Read More