Reviews

‘Detroit’ is a good film that relays an important story that sadly hammers home how little things have change and how far we have to in our battle with racism. Playing out like an expensive reenactment of the tragedy, though, it feels like there is too much story for a feature film.

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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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Stalker, released originally in 1979, is a challenging piece of cinema. It’s a lengthy, talky quest for meaning, punctuated by long takes and huge moments of silence.

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Atomic Blonde’s script, adapted from a graphic novel, is too clever for its own good, with twists that are obvious from the get-go, and a whole lot of misplaced sympathy that its characters never earn.

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‘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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[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] Culture is always evolving. As the times change, so do attitudes. Sure, you can read all about the post-60s sexual revolution hangover, but what better way to experience this pivotal moment in time (or any, for that matter) than through something that was made in that moment? Something that gives [...]

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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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