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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

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

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

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

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

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

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