To watch or not to 'Baywatch'
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There's certainly some fun moments, but most of the jokes in the overlong 'Baywatch' fall flat.

‘Baywatch’ struggles to balance comedy and action
'Alien Covenant'
Posted 7 days ago

Alien: Covenant continues to answer unasked questions in a very pedestrian installment in this seemingly unnecessary prequel trilogy.

‘Alien: Covenant’ continues to kill the mystery for no reason
The Carr Crash
Posted 7 days ago

This documentary explores the intersection of business and pleasure in Hollywood during its critical and financial heyday, with Alan Carr, the ultimate outsider, right in the middle of things.

SIFF 2017: ‘The Fabulous Allan Carr’ Movie Review
Minimalist post-apocalypse
Posted 7 days ago

'The Survivalist' manages to say a lot with a very limited amount of dialogue, telling a compelling and complicated story of survival.

Minimalist view succeeds in post-apocalyptic ‘The Survivalist’
Two Ozu in One Criterion Blu-ray
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We already knew Ozu's 1932 silent comedy 'I Was Born, But...' was a classic, but a new Criterion Blu-ray of that and his 1959 re-imagining 'Good Morning' may restore its…

New Criterion Blu-ray Restores Two of Ozu’s Best … Comedies!
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There’s certainly some fun moments, but most of the jokes in the overlong ‘Baywatch’ fall flat.

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Alien: Covenant continues to answer unasked questions in a very pedestrian installment in this seemingly unnecessary prequel trilogy.

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This documentary explores the intersection of business and pleasure in Hollywood during its critical and financial heyday, with Alan Carr, the ultimate outsider, right in the middle of things.

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‘The Survivalist’ manages to say a lot with a very limited amount of dialogue, telling a compelling and complicated story of survival.

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We already knew Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy ‘I Was Born, But…’ was a classic, but a new Criterion Blu-ray of that and his 1959 re-imagining ‘Good Morning’ may restore its reputation as well.

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Learning to forgive through unbridled horror in ‘A Dark Song’

by Jason Ridder May 13, 2017 Print Reviews

Featuring great performances for both stars, ‘A Dark Song’ builds the dread to a taut, emotional conclusion in this intense horror drama.

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Horrific, emotional roller coaster ride in ‘Hounds of Love’

by Jason Ridder May 12, 2017 Print Reviews

Strap yourself in for a battle of emotions in the disturbing new dramatic thriller ‘Hounds of Love.’

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‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ unworthy of its own name

by Tim English May 11, 2017 Print Reviews
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Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword’ attempts to reboot the King of Camelot but the result is an obnoxious, annoyingly misguided mess.

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Don’t Cancel on “The Dinner”

by Joe Jarosz May 5, 2017 Print Reviews
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Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.

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Guardians, again

by Eric Melin May 4, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Just like Fats Domino’s “Let’s Twist Again,” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 can’t play the same familiar chords with lesser lyrics and expect the same results. It isn’t quite the revved-up rallying call for outcasts that the first one was, so this sequel is best approached with lower expectations.

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New Criterion ‘Rumble Fish’ Blu-ray Looks Amazing, Script Still Lets it Down

by Eric Melin May 2, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Made directly following Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders, Rumble Fish has similar young adult coming-of-age source material, but Coppola’s approach to the material is very, very different. It’s out on Blu-ray from Criterion now.

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Criterion ‘Woman of the Year’ Blu-ray is Nearly Perfect

by Eric Melin April 30, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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This Criterion Blu-ray from the new 2K restoration, and with all of it’s supplemental features, is the definitive version of the film. For anyone looking to add a single Hepburn/Tracy movie to their collection, this is the one.

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Vigalondo’s Sneakily Subversive, Serious Monster Movie is Colossal

by Eric Melin April 29, 2017 Print Reviews
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Nacho Vigalondo knows his premise is ridiculous, so while he challenges audiences to take it at face value, he also asks them to consider the real issues and perspective that lie beneath what’s actually happening onscreen. Doing that deepens the experience and makes Colossal a sneakily subversive film that demands to be considered seriously.

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Dissecting the mind of a sociopath in ‘The Transfiguration’

by Jason Ridder April 28, 2017 Print Reviews
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The Transfiguration is by no means an easy watch, but is well worth viewing all the same. As far as this being a horror movie, the vampire plot feels like a very loose guise to the true nature of this film.

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‘The Student’ Has Big Ideas, Few Answers

by Warren Cantrell April 27, 2017 Print Reviews
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While one could take this whole story as an examination of religious extremism at its earliest stages, ‘The Student’ has little to say about what might be done to combat this in burgeoning adults.

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