Vitality in Vivarium
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A sci-fi suspense thriller that’s as interesting as it is ambitious, Vivarium probes the evolving nature of the human condition and notions of “home.”

Eisenberg and Poots Bring Vitality to ‘Vivarium’
No Hope?
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Bill Nighy and Annette Bening give masterful performances in William Nicholson's new divorce drama. The characters aren't always likable, but the lead's performances will keep you entertained throughout.

‘Hope Gap’ Requires Patience and an Open Mind
Magic Missing?
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Director Benh Zietlin follows up 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' with a re-telling of the Peter Pan fable, from Wendy's POV.

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'The Postcard Killings' is little more than a rote, paint by numbers serial killer thriller with stock elements most have seen before.

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Ben Affleck is at his best in years in 'The Way Back.' Bringing personal experience to a role where the character struggles with vices, Affleck excels and is charming in…

The Best Ben Is Back In ‘The Way Back’
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A sci-fi suspense thriller that’s as interesting as it is ambitious, Vivarium probes the evolving nature of the human condition and notions of “home.”

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Bill Nighy and Annette Bening give masterful performances in William Nicholson’s new divorce drama. The characters aren’t always likable, but the lead’s performances will keep you entertained throughout.

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Director Benh Zietlin follows up ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ with a re-telling of the Peter Pan fable, from Wendy’s POV.

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‘The Postcard Killings’ is little more than a rote, paint by numbers serial killer thriller with stock elements most have seen before.

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Ben Affleck is at his best in years in ‘The Way Back.’ Bringing personal experience to a role where the character struggles with vices, Affleck excels and is charming in his unique way. The film is not without it’s flaws, but it works and the emotional impact is there.

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Great Acting Bails Out ‘The Banker’

by KB Burke March 6, 2020 Print Reviews

‘The Banker’ centers on two Black businessmen (Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson) in the 1950s as they attempt to build a real estate empire in Los Angeles.

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Pixar’s Latest Fantasy is ‘Onward’ and Upward

by Christian Ramos March 5, 2020 Print Reviews

Pixar’s latest outing takes audiences to a magical world where two brothers find the power to bring back their father for one last chance at getting to know him.

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Horror Comedy is ‘Extra Ordinary’

by Nick Spacek March 5, 2020 Print Reviews

What makes ‘Extra Ordinary,’ out March 6, work so well is that it’s a haunting comedy, which allows for subversion of so many tropes.

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‘Run This Town’ Runs Out of Gas at the Finish Line

by Warren Cantrell March 5, 2020 Print Reviews

‘Run This Town’ is an ambitious yet overstuffed political thriller with about two B-plots too many.

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‘The Way Back’ driven by solid Affleck performance

by Tim English March 5, 2020 Print Reviews

‘The Way Back’ is a solid and entertaining flick even if it’s devoid of any true originality within the confines of the two genres it’s kicking around in.

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‘The Social Ones’ Is Social Media-ocrity

by Warren Cantrell March 4, 2020 Print Reviews

Writer/director Lauren Kosann is making her feature debut with ‘The Social Ones,’ and it’s an admirable effort with its heart in the right place.

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Tense ‘Escape from Pretoria’ Overcomes Bland Performance

by Jonah Desneux March 4, 2020 Print Reviews

‘Escape from Pretoria’ is an exhilarating escape film with a powerful message. Radcliffe doesn’t shine in his role of real-life political activist Tim Jenkin, but the characters motives are so pure it’s hard not to get invested.

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‘The Invisible Man’ a Thrill Ride for the #MeToo Era

by KB Burke February 28, 2020 Print Reviews

Despite the name, this science fiction horror film shares very little with the 1933 classic. Nevertheless, it is a must-see.

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Bloody Action Fun as Radcliffe Goes ‘Guns Akimbo’

by Nick Spacek February 24, 2020 Print Reviews

‘Guns Akimbo’ may become better known as “that movie where Harry Potter has guns bolted to his hands,” and that’s a pretty apt elevator pitch of the movie.

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Verité Romcom ‘Olympic Dreams’ Soars for the Gold

by Warren Cantrell February 21, 2020 Print Reviews

‘Olympic Dreams’ is a touching love letter to the lonely souls of the world who realize no one is ever lost if in good company.

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