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

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‘First Man’ earns its 130-minute running time by taking as much patient care of its characters’ emotional journeys as it does with the drama inherit to the space race.

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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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This is the banner of modern dramatic filmmaking? This is what everyone is waiting on the edge of their seats for me to write about? THIS is the biggest critical darling of the year?

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Not even the great Tom Hardy can save Venom from being a pedestrian comic book flick that strives for mediocrity and still manages to miss the mark.

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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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In ‘The Wife’ Glenn Close delivers a strong performance – a wife on the end of her ropes destined to let go of all the secrets she and her husband have carried throughout their marriage.

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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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[Rating: Swiss Fist]  Jim Henson is rolling in his grave. For the most part, the success of his Muppet creations has been a worldwide success since his death in 1990. Since that time, the Henson company has taken larger steps to appeal to all ages. Now his son, Brian Henson is back as director and […]

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up]  The world of fashion, from the minimal stance I know of it based on The Devil Wears Prada, is a cutthroat world. All of these different designers trying to be some of the best on the planet. Showcasing their outfits that the common man or woman would probably never find […]

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Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedic story follows Cassie Fowler, a single mom and struggling realtor whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.

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