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Leto

Leto

In the early 1980s, the Soviet Union experienced a belated version of the rock music revolution that had swept the Western world in the ’60s. Then-Soviet Read More

Holy Lands

Holy Lands

Holy Lands isn’t a bad movie. It’s four mediocre movies mixed together. There’s the fish-out-of-water film. There’s the cranky-old-performer/Oscar-bait film. There’s the dysfunctional family film. There’s Read More

Shaft (2019)

Shaft (2019)

From the beginning, John Shaft was always about fighting for the underdog. In 1971’s blaxploitation classic Shaft, the New York City private detective, played by Richard Read More

Plus One

Plus One

Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer’s Plus One follows Ben (Jack Quaid), a 20-something college graduate who’s the vice president of a start-up. At the film’s start, Read More

Domino

Domino

In a year when filmmakers Nicolas Pesce (Piercing) and Richard Shepard (The Perfection) have offered their own entertaining takes on the lurid Brian De Palma-style thriller, Read More

Aladdin

Aladdin

In this week’s example of No New Ideas Exist, Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin is set to hit theaters, the latest in the magic mouse’s recent string Read More

Booksmart

Booksmart

The main characters of Olivia Wilde’s highly entertaining feature directorial debut Booksmart are high school outcasts, awkward nerds who’ve spent their entire time in school focused Read More

A Dog’s Journey

A Dog’s Journey

For most dog movies, one tragic canine death is more than enough to tug on the audience’s heartstrings, but 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose crammed in four Read More

Long Shot

Long Shot

As a title, Long Shot is appropriately multi-functional. This unlikely-romance-meets-political-fairytale sells itself on the surface pun of a Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron romantic pairing, though frankly, the Read More

The Intruder

The Intruder

In this age of expanded exhibition, where critics and fans and Film Twitter argue ceaselessly about the ideal venue or screen on which to view motion Read More

Ask Dr. Ruth

Ask Dr. Ruth

Ryan White’s Ask Dr. Ruth is the latest in a string of recent documentaries (RBG, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?) that profile trailblazing liberal figures in Read More

Little

Little

Fourteen-year-old Black-ish star Marsai Martin is the mastermind behind high-concept comedy Little, having first pitched the idea to Black-ish creator Kenya Barris when she was just Read More

Missing Link

Missing Link

The movies from animation studio Laika have never been big hits, but they’ve always been thoughtful and quirky and entirely distinctive from the sometimes overly similar Read More