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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

The Accountant

The Accountant

The Accountant is a film whose ambitious intricacy is also its undoing. A movie with so many characters and narrative strands that dangle, loosely interconnected, with Read More

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

Sure, they’re both based on page-turning potboilers that include a missing woman and have the word girl in the title, but there are several differences between Read More

Girl Asleep

Girl Asleep

When a film transitions from a real environment to a fantastical one, it usually works in its favor. But in the case of Girl Asleep, the Read More

Cafe Society

Cafe Society

After years of making movies in and about Europe, Woody Allen’s latest film marks a firm return to his old stomping grounds of New York and Read More

Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Is Queen of Katwe so refreshing because it’s necessary, or so necessary because it’s refreshing? Perhaps that’s an odd sidebar observation for a film that is Read More

A Beautiful Now

A Beautiful Now

A Beautiful Now is a compendium of every indie movie cliché about unhappy, confused twenty-somethings. It’s the kind of movie where one character says, “Why do you hate Read More

Sully

Sully

Emerging from Sully, one thought immediately and continuously rolled through my head: this true story, miraculous and inspiring though it is, doesn’t necessarily lend itself to Read More

Other People

Other People

Life sucks, but it’s also a beautiful gift. The universe is brutally cruel, yet also a graceful wonder. People can be infuriating, but they are just Read More