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Maggie’s Plan

Maggie’s Plan

Woody Allen may have retreated to nostalgia but the Woody Allen films of the 1980s (Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters, Crimes and Misdemeanors) of self-absorbed intellectual Read More

Money Monster

Money Monster

At the conclusion of the high-profile hostage situation in Money Monster, the cameraman documenting the drama for a worldwide audience turns his camera off and sets Read More

High-Rise

High-Rise

The opening scene of High-Rise reveals that the discord between social classes in the titular housing development turns chaotic, to put it mildly. It’s getting back Read More

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is four terrible movies in one. Or, more accurately, it’s four rough outlines for terrible movies smashed together into one long, disjointed, aggressively unfunny Read More

Green Room

Green Room

Green Room is a relentless thriller. Writer/director Jeremy Saulnier cares not for our nerves nor our tolerance of sudden, grisly violence. He does care, however, about Read More

The Invitation

The Invitation

Sure, dinner parties can get awkward, but The Invitation takes it to all new levels of social discomfort. Small talk and big boozing are nothing compared Read More

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is a vivid, colorful, action-packed contradiction. Its uniquely modern cinematic environment blends hyper-realistic CG with purposely artificial animation. Its story merges propulsive action Read More

Criminal

Criminal

Maybe Ryan Reynolds and body swap movies just don’t mix. The Change-Up was an abysmal comedy, last year’s Self/Less was a middle of the road sci-fi Read More

The Boss

The Boss

The only thing separating The Boss from a standard, nauseating Adam Sandler film is the lingering belief that there be some inherent quality to anything Melissa Read More

Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry

When bloody, entirely first person POV shoot ‘em up (and slash ‘em up, flamethrower ‘em up, plier ‘em up, etc.) Hardcore Henry debuted on the festival Read More

The Break-In

The Break-In

Everyone knows about big Hollywood releases like Batman v Superman  and Zootopia. And many people are aware that the independent scene provides lower-budget, buzz-worthy titles like Everybody Wants Some!! and My Name is Read More

Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!! is billed as a “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused, and Richard Linklater wastes no time inviting comparisons to his classic hangout movie. Read More