Reviews

‘Dunkirk’ is an amazing visual achievement but feels as void of heart and character as it is full of filmmaking craftsmanship.

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‘SCORE: A Film Music Documentary’ opens at Screenland at Tapcade today. This is a full, encompassing look at film scores, starting with the beginning of film and organists in the theaters to modern-day movies and the full orchestras they incorporate.

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‘Footnotes’ is a whimsical and original musical comedy about Julie, a young woman struggling to make ends meet in France’s radically changing economy.

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[Rating: Rock Fist Way Up] Director Matt Reeves has done something truly spectacular with War for the Planet of the Apes. The third (and final?) installment in this reboot series is not only an emotionally dour thrill ride, but has once again highlighted the brilliance of Andy Serkis, whose performance as Ape leader Caesar proves [...]

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Spider-Man Homecoming is a fun and exciting addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a performance by Tom Holland that captures the web head perfectly.

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Nicholas Ray would go on to make In a Lonely Place, Johnny Guitar, and most famously, A Rebel Without A Cause. The new Criterion Blu-ray of They Live by Night proves that his filmmaking was assured and iconoclastic right from the beginning.

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Packed with a killer soundtrack, a groovy cast, and an intelligent script, Baby Driver is one of the smartest, coolest and most entertaining movies of 2017.

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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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The filmmakers didn’t set out to make a bad film. Yet despite the best efforts of everyone involved, The Book of Henry falls far short of the goal.

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For those of you who love great acting, original plots, and engaging, interesting characters, you’re going to want to avoid this generic action flick.

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The Mummy is ultimately a wasted opportunity to do something fresh and original with these characters. If the idea is to build a franchise around it, they’re off to a regrettably awkward start.

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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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It Comes at Night isn’t a game changer of a horror film, but it’s a decent enough horror film that at times threatens to be great. While that promise feels lacking in the end, it’s a rare unsettling end of the world thriller that does exactly what it is supposed to do. It forces you to think.

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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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