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It

It

At long last, after years of development and a revolving door of potential directors, a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s legendary It has finally arrived, amid Read More

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle is a film that approaches the true story of one woman’s fraught navigation through a lifetime of fractured and complex family dynamics with Read More

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

It would be reductive to refer to Atomic Blonde as simply a “Female James Bond.” The film is far more rough-and-tumble than that, and also more Read More

Rough Night

Rough Night

Rough Night is the first actually-funny comedy of the summer, but that’s not even its defining achievement. It is also the most gleefully transgressive comedy in Read More

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

If I told you that Wonder Woman was the best entry in the fledgling DC Extended Universe, you’d probably believe me. Not like that’s such a Read More

The Lovers

The Lovers

The Lovers is what happens when interesting filmmakers have interesting ideas that actually make no sense in reality. It takes an intriguing premise and then strains Read More

Baywatch

Baywatch

Raucous comedies are typically the transgressive lifeblood of the summer movie season, offering anarchic laughs as much-needed counterprogramming to the onslaught of effects-laden franchise entries. If Read More

Life

Life

The trailers for Life are impressively coy. While they can’t disguise something as topline as the lazy and generic title, that isn’t necessarily an indication that Read More

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Never before has a movie remake so simultaneously affirmed its inspiration’s brilliance and also invalidated its own existence. Disney’s long-awaited live-action remake of Beauty and the Read More

Get Out

Get Out

Get Out functions as a sort of litmus test for the audience – one’s level of reactionary discomfort to this material would indicate a broader discomfort Read More

Fist Fight

Fist Fight

Fist Fight is marred by a very basic disconnect – it’s a movie with funny people that isn’t itself funny at all. So we are left Read More

Live by Night

Live by Night

If Ben Affleck’s intent with Live by Night was to bridge the gap between his heretofore earthbound directorial filmography and his upcoming Batman blockbuster by wedging Read More

Paterson

Paterson

Paterson lives in the comfortable quiet of the everyday, the humdrum, unassuming spaces that make up the poetry of life. Makes sense, then, that it’s about Read More

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

What a film of magnificent contradictions Toni Erdmann is. Here’s a film of pristine simplicity drawn out to epic length. A looney comedy that burns very, Read More

Passengers

Passengers

To be fair, some people could walk into Passengers in a very precise kind of emotional bliss and have a good time. Maybe they just got Read More

Moonlight

Moonlight

Moonlight is a film about identity – how we define ourselves, how we view ourselves, and what we project to the outside world. It’s also about Read More