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Soundwave

Soundwave

Movie characters should know by now not to invent world-changing devices in their home workshops, because it’s only going to lead to them being chased by Read More

Bad Education

Bad Education

Cory Finley’s 2017 debut feature Thoroughbreds was a strikingly original vision from the playwright-turned-filmmaker, but for his follow-up, Finley steps back a bit, working from someone Read More

Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour

Although 2016’s DreamWorks animated hit Trolls was based on the perennial line of long-haired troll dolls, its main appeal to audiences was its hyperactive pop-music soundtrack, Read More

The Dalai Lama: Scientist

The Dalai Lama: Scientist

“Scientist” is not a word typically used to describe religious leaders, but Dawn Gifford Engle’s documentary The Dalai Lama: Scientist makes a convincing case that it’s Read More

Dolphin Reef

Dolphin Reef

Since 2009, Disney’s nature-documentary label Disneynature has generally celebrated Earth Day by releasing a new movie in theaters, and while nearly all movie theaters are shut Read More

What We Started

What We Started

The upbeat, high energy documentary, What We Started, does what any good EDM (electronic dance music) DJ does—it shares a love of music. This entertaining film Read More

Champs

Champs

It’s the only sport that matters. Feverish fans of hockey, football, baseball and basketball can argue all they want, of course. But  boxing is fundamentally different. Read More

The Hunt (2020)

The Hunt (2020)

When The Hunt was pulled from Universal’s release schedule in September of last year, none of the various outraged parties had seen a single minute of Read More

Onward

Onward

If Onward were produced by any other major CG-animation studio (DreamWorks, Illumination, Blue Sky, etc.), it would be a major achievement. It’s sweet and funny and Read More

The Invisible Man (2020)

The Invisible Man (2020)

After Universal’s Dark Universe initiative failed spectacularly with 2017’s big-budget action dud The Mummy, the studio stepped back from trying to launch a cinematic universe around Read More

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog

Yes, they fixed Sonic’s teeth. The biggest outrage when the original trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog was released last April was that the furry blue video-game character Read More

Love Is Not Love

Love Is Not Love

Writer/director/star Stephen Keep Mills seems to have a lot on his mind in Love Is Not Love, but the largely abstract movie remains pretty much impenetrable, Read More

Family Obligations

Family Obligations

Someone returns to their hometown to deal with urgent family business after years away, and in the process reassesses their life, reconnects with estranged relatives and Read More

Dolittle

Dolittle

Somewhere on some studio hard drive may exist a version of Stephen Gaghan’s Dolittle that preserves the director’s original vision, but it’s hard to imagine it Read More

1917

1917

Incredible ambition and impeccable craft are, at once, the engines that propel 1917 and the brakes that keep it from reaching takeoff speed. It’s a fascinating Read More