Hollywood Pride
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'Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood' walks the fine line between intriguing and tragic.

‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ Brings the Dirt, and the Muck
Emptiness of Being
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The film is not good. There is very little good within it. It is not, however, bad. It does not have enough of substance to reach bad. It is uninterested…

‘The Meg’ and the inherent emptiness of being
Kids These Days!
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'Eighth Grade' finds its footing in being a film about Generation Z, a group that have relied on technology to make them feel better about themselves, and one young girl…

The Pimply Awkwardness of ‘Eighth Grade’
Impossibly Solid
Posted 3 weeks ago

It’s a difficult task to keep viewers connected to a sprawling series and to put together two and a half hours of solid thrills and surprises with a good level…

Missions Made-to-Please
Tiresome Toe Tapping
Posted 4 weeks ago

 [Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down]  Things have changed in the last 10 years for movie musicals. Ten years ago at the Academy Awards, Hugh Jackman yelled out “THE MUSICAL IS…

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’…and Again and Again
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‘Adrift’ Barely Stays Afloat

by Christian Ramos June 1, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Adrift’ finds two lovers stranded in the Pacific Ocean with only their love, stamina and a damaged boat keeping them alive.

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SIFF 2018: ‘Every Act of Life’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 31, 2018 Print Reviews
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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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Broken Dreams Growing Strong in ‘The Rider’

by Christian Ramos May 31, 2018 Print Reviews

‘The Rider’ is a slow trot through broken dreams resolved by hope and friendship.

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SIFF 2018: ‘Return to Mount Kennedy’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 30, 2018 Print Reviews
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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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Good/Bad News: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a Throwback

by Eric Melin May 24, 2018 Print Reviews
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The best—and worst thing—you can say about Solo: A Star Wars Story is that it is a fun throwback.

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SIFF 2018: ‘Afghan Cycles’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 24, 2018 Print Reviews
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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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SIFF 2018: ‘Sadie’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 21, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Sadie’ is a film about a small community whose children are a litmus test for a bigger world moving in a dark direction.

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Sex, Love and ‘Disobedience’

by Christian Ramos May 18, 2018 Print Reviews

In ‘Disobedience’ two Rachels, Weisz and McAdams, find themselves in a forbidden romance that test their communities religious morals.

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SIFF 2018: ‘The Russian Five’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 17, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘The Russian Five’ is an engaging peek behind professional hockey’s iron curtain, and is stocked full of laughs, tears, blood, and stitches.

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SIFF 2018: ‘Bodied’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 17, 2018 Print Reviews
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A half-Woke fever-dream populated by big ideas and half-finished epiphanies, ‘Bodied’ is a bad film with a lot of good ideas.

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SIFF 2018: ‘After the War’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 11, 2018 Print Reviews
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The affecting drama ‘After the War’ kicks off our coverage of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).

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Diagnosis: ‘Terminal’ is Terminal

by Warren Cantrell May 9, 2018 Print Reviews

Housing the look, feel, and story beats of a noir mystery thriller, ‘Terminal’ fails to capture any of the magic or narrative elements that propel these stories to greatness.

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Weak ‘The Week Of’ Disappoints

by Eric Melin May 4, 2018 Print Reviews
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The Week Of is a messy patchwork of a movie that is tonally all over the map and way overstays its 116 minutes.

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Thanos rules in ‘Avengers Infinity War’

by Tim English May 4, 2018 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] ‘Avengers Infinity War‘ may really just be be half of a movie but it’s technically it’s the culmination of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe going back to 2008’s inaugural Iron Man, as well as the springboard for a future of movies that’s sure as hell going to look a lot different after […]

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‘Kings’ Without a Crown

by Warren Cantrell April 26, 2018 Print Reviews
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A clumsy assemblage of characters and moments that flirt with authenticity and relevance, ‘Kings’ starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, has an idea of what it wants to be, yet can’t put the pieces together to make it work.

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