'Dead Men Tell No Tales' goes through fa
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may be predictable, and the good parts of this movie mere shadows of the best parts of the first flick, but…

New ‘Pirates’ goes through familiar motions
Pure Madness
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What happens when sports fail to bridge a cultural gap? That’s the question director Maya Zinshtein asks with her insightful and crushing documentary, Forever Pure, a powerful look at the…

SIFF 2017: ‘Forever Pure’ Movie Review
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
Tangletown
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A postmodern meditation on mental health and manic-pixie-dream-girl tropes, Entanglement has a lot of great ideas and slick moves, even if it does sometimes feel like 6 ounces of steak…

SIFF 2017: ‘Entanglement’ Movie Review
'Alien Covenant'
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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
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may be predictable, and the good parts of this movie mere shadows of the best parts of the first flick, but dammit if I didn’t have fun.

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What happens when sports fail to bridge a cultural gap? That’s the question director Maya Zinshtein asks with her insightful and crushing documentary, Forever Pure, a powerful look at the intersection of 21st century race, politics, class, mob rule, and sports.

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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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A postmodern meditation on mental health and manic-pixie-dream-girl tropes, Entanglement has a lot of great ideas and slick moves, even if it does sometimes feel like 6 ounces of steak sitting alone on a 12-inch plate.

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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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SIFF 2017: ‘The Fabulous Allan Carr’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 19, 2017 Print Reviews
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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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Minimalist view succeeds in post-apocalyptic ‘The Survivalist’

by Jason Ridder May 19, 2017 Print Reviews

‘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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New Criterion Blu-ray Restores Two of Ozu’s Best … Comedies!

by Eric Melin May 16, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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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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