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Game Night

Game Night

Game Night is a comedy that eventually wears you down until you give in to its charms. Its visuals are bombastic, its volume is cranked to Read More

Early Man

Early Man

The Stone Age punts up against the Bronze Age in Early Man, an animated adventure that’s more predictable and less zany than other Aardman Animation projects. Read More

Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

When the trailers for Red Sparrow were first released, they drew numerous comparisons to Marvel’s Black Widow character, a Russian spy trained from an early age Read More

Black Panther

Black Panther

Lest anyone assume that it was impossible for a studio like Marvel, relentlessly branded to the point that each film could be made via stencil, to Read More

Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed

Four years and three films later, Fifty Shades is no longer a “phenomenon,” but rather a sputtering franchise that shattered any illusion of being taken seriously Read More

The Post

The Post

Long before politicians started plotting against the First Amendment, arguing that their deeds are/were being misrepresented by a nasty “fake” news media with an antagonist agenda, Read More

The Commuter

The Commuter

Up to his elbows in a conspiracy, Liam Neeson’s insurance salesman muses in The Commuter, “Sixty years old. What have I got left to offer?” Plenty. Read More

Half Magic

Half Magic

Heather Graham wants to rage about women’s treatment and portrayal in Hollywood, topics especially relevant in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. But Half Magic, Read More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Few remember back when George Lucas actually considered Star Wars a “director’s franchise.” Before going with names like Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand–not exactly household names–and Read More

Downsizing

Downsizing

This has not been Matt Damon’s year. After the stumble that was The Great Wall, he added fuel to the #metoo fire by sounding like a Read More

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

Tommy Wiseau finally won. Some 14 years after coming up with the brilliant idea of featuring himself and his writing/directing/acting talents in a stand-alone tour de Read More

Justice League

Justice League

So here’s the good news: Justice League is not an unmitigated disaster. Yes, it’s still a weak, wonky mess with laugh out loud lines (remember “Martha?”) Read More

Ferdinand

Ferdinand

When the story was first tackled way back in 1938, it won an Academy Award. It was two years after the source material was initially published, Read More

I, Tonya

I, Tonya

Looking out over today’s scandal every millisecond landscape, it’s hard to imagine a time, more than 20 years ago, where one story continuously dominated the news. Read More

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok would be the best ever entry in the Thor franchise if not for its own trailer, which encapsulates slam-bang, hyper-stylized, Led Zeppelin-scored, rainbow-colored lunacy Read More

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

“Lady Bird” is an invented name, the kind of self-appointed moniker we give ourselves in our would-be rebellious youth, when it seems like nothing is worse Read More