Warren Cantrell

Opening this week at the Screenland at Tapcade after a successful run in the festival circuit, Zoology is a headscratcher, but an admittedly interesting one. What it lacks in thematic focus it almost makes up for with its concept and fantastic cast…almost.

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A quiet, cerebral meditation on poverty, adolescence, gang culture, and “family,” Dayveon tells a complicated story in a startlingly accessible way. Opening Sept. 22 at the Screenland at Tapcade.

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‘Second Nature’ is a woefully under-baked concept set in an absurd world that is entirely disconnected from reality.

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Anchored by the performance of Lake Bell, who also wrote and directed the picture, I Do…Until I Don’t (opening today) recycles the mockumentary formula yet never comes off as redundant or familiar: an admirable feat, to say the least.

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Pilgrimage does a fine job side-stepping expectations and injects some 21st century life into a 13th century story.

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After Love transcends culture and language to tell a story that is as universal as the very concept of love itself. Come for the drama, stay for the humanity: it’s worth it.

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For non-New Yorkers looking for something more than just a car-wash-style march through the sitcom talking points of young adulthood and infidelity, ‘Landline’ might come off as somewhat lacking.

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‘Fun Mom Dinner’ knows what it wants to do, and goes after it with a fearless attitude and hard-R-rating sensibilities.

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The Skyjacker’s Tale is a captivating investigation of race and class in the Caribbean, as well as an informative unpacking of what it means to reform and mature.

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Opening this Friday, The Exception is a smart, engaging romp through World War II and one officer’s struggle with romance, nationalism, and realpolitik.

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A tender coming of age tale stocked with a few poignant surprises, the Italian comedy, Feather (Italian: ‘Piuma’), will inevitably draw comparisons to like-minded pictures such as Juno or Knocked Up.

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This feels like the movie Sam Elliott has been waiting his whole life to make, which, if true, worked out well for the guy. He’s never been better.

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The dark-comedy Going to Brazil follows the misadventures of a group of female friends during pre-wedding celebrations. It side-steps softer, more light-hearted comparisons like The Hangover or Bachelor Party, and improving on darker one-dimensional examples like Very Bad Things or Stag.

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Whisky Galore! isn’t bad — there’s just not a lot going on in the movie outside of the surface-level story about a good-natured whisky theft.

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey is the story of the eponymous climbing legend, Beckey, who has been making history and inspiring climbers since the late 1930s.

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