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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

London Road

London Road

Musicals have taken on dark subjects in the past, but none in quite the same way as London Road, which premiered to great acclaim at London’s Read More

Morgan

Morgan

Stories of man playing God to their own detriment are as old as creation and as each generation pushes the limits of technology and scientific morality, Read More

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe is a classic howler, a full-throttle white knuckler that is precisely designed to become a cult classic. I suppose that’s the effect of the Read More

Hands of Stone

Hands of Stone

Hands of Stone follows all commandments etched on the ancient tablets that guide biopic and boxing movie convention. The humble beginnings, the rise to prominence, the Read More

Ben-Hur (2016)

Ben-Hur (2016)

A couple of years ago, faith-based films God’s Not Dead and Heaven is for Real achieved huge box office success and revealed an underserved multiplex niche Read More

War Dogs

War Dogs

Todd Phillips does his best Scorsese approximation with War Dogs, but his shtick of celebrating dudes doing dumb, horrible things is much better suited for The Read More