Warren Cantrell

A tragi-comic exploration of masculinity, fatherhood, and loss, ‘Thunder Road’ is nothing short of remarkable.

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‘All About Nina’ is a coming-of-age movie about comedy that knows nothing about what it means to be funny or even to grow up.

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An absurdist love-letter to the Scandinavian metal scene, Heavy Trip is just charming and earnest enough to elevate the whole effort past its flaws.

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 [Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] Blaze is a film that fits neatly within the classic tortured artist archetype: the pure of heart protagonist briefly ascends via their art before getting crushed by a world that isn’t ready for their groundbreaking form of expression. Through a tragic stew of substance abuse and/or mental illness, they burn […]

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A somber retelling of an American tragedy projected through the #MeToo lens, Lizzie is a 100+ year-old tale that feels right at home in 2018.

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‘The Song of Sway Lake’ is a harmless trifle of a film about the weight of memory as seen through the prism of wistful longing.

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‘Mandy’ is a blood-spattered, acid-dosed fever dream of a film that takes far too long to rev up, but never lets its foot off the pedal when it does.

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Ostensibly a tale about long-distance romance, ‘Juliet, Naked’ boasts strong performances and an introspective charm.

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‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ walks the fine line between intriguing and tragic.

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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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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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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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‘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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Thematically inconsistent at times, there’s two portions of ‘Afghan Cycles’: both of them considerate, important, and very well made.

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