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Dope

Dope

Get ready for ’90s nostalgia, non-grunge edition. While the late Kurt Cobain is being lamented for his disturbed genius in the recent doc Montage of Heck, Read More

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

Most filmmakers claim to avoid genre contrivance. Their movie isn’t your “typical” tearjerker or action romp. Instead, they argue for such words as “revisionist” and “reinvention” Read More

Spy

Spy

At some point, audiences will tire of Melissa McCarthy. With all comics, male or female, their reign as funny person du jour eventually ends. It’s a Read More

Love and Mercy

Love and Mercy

The legacy of Brian Wilson is so immense, his importance to popular music (second only the Fab Foursome he was forever trying to better), that any Read More

Aloha

Aloha

There are two Cameron Crowes. There’s the Oscar winner (screenplay) for Almost Famous, and the engaging populist behind Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything, and Read More

Poltergeist (2015)

Poltergeist (2015)

In general, remakes come in two distinct film flavors — bloated and overdone, or fast, cheap, and uninspired. Yes, there are rare occasions when the talent Read More

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is too ambitious. It has ideas too big for a standard summer popcorn flick. Give Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof for trying to tackle the Read More

Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2

The Barden Bellas are back, bringing more of their instrumental-free singing sass to girls everywhere “too ugly to be cheerleaders” (according to film character John Smith, Read More

The Water Diviner

The Water Diviner

If you want to see history white(man)washed and scrubbed clean of any scandal, The Water Diviner is the film for you. It offers Russell Crowe (in Read More

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline

There is a very intriguing concept at the core of The Age of Adaline, an idea muddied up by meaningless asides and undeniable coincidence. Had the Read More

Little Boy

Little Boy

Little Boy is old fashioned Hollywood hokum glazed with a fine sheen of post-modern manipulation. It never earns a single one of its telegraphed five-hanky emotions Read More