Tracers
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A quiet, fragile movie about a family balancing on a knife’s edge, Leave No Trace finds a way to give expression and voice to the invisible bonds that tether loved…

‘Leave No Trace’ Leaves a Mark
No Bother At All
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Sorry to Bother You is a timely meditation on class, race, privilege, and the momentum of the masses.

‘Sorry to Bother You’ Need Not Apologize
Road Trip Therapy
Posted 11 days ago

In this cliched road trip dramedy, Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga play a father and daughter learning to bond, despite their years of estrangement.

‘Boundaries’ is a Familiar Family Affair
Family DysFUNction
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Coming after the recent Avengers: Infinity War, where the fate of literally half of the entire universe was at stake, the micro stakes (literally and figuratively) of this film are…

Fun Family Dysfunction in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’
Recycled Roar
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 [Rating: Swiss Fist]  Twenty-five years ago, Jurassic Park was released around the world and quickly became one of the highest-grossing films of all time and changed cinematic technology by bring…

The Park is Closed in ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’
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A quiet, fragile movie about a family balancing on a knife’s edge, Leave No Trace finds a way to give expression and voice to the invisible bonds that tether loved ones to each other

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Sorry to Bother You is a timely meditation on class, race, privilege, and the momentum of the masses.

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In this cliched road trip dramedy, Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga play a father and daughter learning to bond, despite their years of estrangement.

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Coming after the recent Avengers: Infinity War, where the fate of literally half of the entire universe was at stake, the micro stakes (literally and figuratively) of this film are refreshing.

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 [Rating: Swiss Fist]  Twenty-five years ago, Jurassic Park was released around the world and quickly became one of the highest-grossing films of all time and changed cinematic technology by bring dinosaurs to life with CGI. Now, numerous mediocre sequels later, another mediocre sequel is brought back from extinction. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (director J.A. Boyona [...]

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‘The Seagull’ is Fowl Play

by Christian Ramos June 21, 2018 Print Reviews

An adaptation of a famous Russian play, ‘The Seagull’ never gets off the ground.

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No flat notes in ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

by Joe Jarosz June 13, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Hearts Beat Loud’ is a candid, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman when you’ve lost your mother and your father hasn’t regained the emotional strength to move on.

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‘Incredibles 2′ Amplifies Everything From Predecessor, Mostly for Better

by Eric Melin June 12, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Incredibles 2′ sports inventive choreography, amazing animation detail, and stylish production design that beg to be seen on the big screen. It’s recycled main conflict is the only thing keeping it from being a stone-cold classic.

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‘Ocean’s 8′ Is A Good Old-Fashioned Heist Thriller

by Christian Ramos June 7, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Ocean’s 8′ provides thrills and delight in this new heist film with an all-star cast that even you would be okay stealing from you.

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SIFF 2018: ‘Susu’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell June 4, 2018 Print Reviews
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Hampered by characters that don’t make a lot of sense, a story that is a predictable, convoluted mess, and acting that wouldn’t pass muster in a traveling U.S.O. company, ‘Susu’ does just about everything wrong.

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‘Adrift’ Barely Stays Afloat

by Christian Ramos June 1, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Adrift’ finds two lovers stranded in the Pacific Ocean with only their love, stamina and a damaged boat keeping them alive.

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SIFF 2018: ‘Every Act of Life’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 31, 2018 Print Reviews
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A touching tribute to a true titan of American theatre, ‘Every Act of Life’ is a fine documentary whose only real failing is a reluctance to challenge its subject or the viewer.

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Broken Dreams Growing Strong in ‘The Rider’

by Christian Ramos May 31, 2018 Print Reviews

‘The Rider’ is a slow trot through broken dreams resolved by hope and friendship.

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SIFF 2018: ‘Return to Mount Kennedy’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 30, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Return to Mount Kennedy’ simultaneously finds a way to relay an old story about American royalty while fleshing out one man’s journey to reinvent himself and reconcile the self-harvested demons of his past.

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Good/Bad News: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a Throwback

by Eric Melin May 24, 2018 Print Reviews
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The best—and worst thing—you can say about Solo: A Star Wars Story is that it is a fun throwback.

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