Artistic Overdrive
Posted 4 days ago

'Ruben Brandt, Collector' immerses viewer in paintings during abstract animated story.

Dreamy ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ is artistic overdrive
The Passable Escape
Posted 5 days ago

'Finding Steve McQueen' is an interesting (albeit uneven) trifle, pairing true crime hijinks with meaningful introspection and character work.

‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Is a Sometimes-Great Escape
Confident Woman at War
Posted 5 days ago

'Woman at War' is a clever and creative comedic thriller that mixes music into eco-political sabotage in an unique way.

There’s duality in every aspect of ‘Woman at War’
Bird Seeds
Posted 5 days ago

[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] A sober exploration of family, tradition, honor, greed, and colonialism, Birds of Passage (showing now at the Tivoli) slices through expectations to present a film…

‘Birds of Passage’ Is the Post-Modern Drug Fable the World Deserves
Hallucinatory ‘Climax’
Posted 2 weeks ago

'Climax' is a powerful and unique experience that showcases all the external beauty, wonder, and hope that new opportunity can bring, and how those concepts are always just one thin…

‘Climax’ celebrates the tragedy of life
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Downside of ‘The Upside’ is lackluster script

by Kate Walz January 11, 2019 Print Reviews

Romance ruins bromance in badly written ‘The Upside.’

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‘Burning’ is truly on fire

by Christian Ramos January 11, 2019 Print Reviews

‘Burning’ is the ultimate meme of “You vs. the guy she tells you not to worry about,” shrouded in a tense mystery.

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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Not That Provocative. Or Interesting.

by Kate Walz January 11, 2019 Print Reviews

The most provocative thing about this rote RBG biopic is the title.

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Tackles Love Through Injustice

by Christian Ramos January 4, 2019 Print Reviews

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ talks about two lovers who find themselves facing racial injustice that threatens to tear them apart and the strongest love they have for one another that is seeking to keep them together.

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‘Shoplifters’ a beautiful, thoughtful family portrait

by Kate Walz January 3, 2019 Print Reviews

Hirokazu Koreeda’s award-winning ‘Shoplifters’ deserves the accolades for its beautiful, bittersweet family portrait.

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‘Vice’ Puts the Dick in Dick-tator

by Warren Cantrell December 25, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Vice’ follows up McKay’s masterful work with ‘The Big Short’ by blending dynamic character work with a large-scale sociopolitical autopsy.

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‘Bird Box’ makes made-for-TV movies bad again

by Eric Melin December 21, 2018 Print Reviews

Susanna Bier and Sandra Bullock’s ‘Bird Box’ sadly has more in common with the M. Night Shyamalan disasterpiece ‘The Happening’ than anything else.

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‘Ben is Back’ is a tale of unconditional forgiveness

by Tim English December 21, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Ben is Back’ is a tale of redemption, forgiveness and the unconditional love between a parent and a child.

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‘Welcome to Marwen’ Carries Pint-Sized Grief

by Christian Ramos December 20, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Welcome to Marwen’ deals with PTSD much like it’s resident dolls, in an artificial and very plastic nature.

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‘Aquaman’ so objectively terrible it restarts the so-bad-its-good debate

by Simon Williams December 20, 2018 Print Reviews
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Guys. This is the worst one. And I love it.

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Frustrating Period Piece Feels Like ‘Ladybird Queen of Scots’

by Warren Cantrell December 20, 2018 Print Reviews
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A deep in the weeds historical epic, Mary Queen of Scots takes a big bite, yet finds trouble in the chewing.

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Top 10 Vice Presidents in Film

by Warren Cantrell December 18, 2018 Blogs

To celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Vice,’ today’s Top 10 ranks the best V.P. performance in movie history, weighing screen time, character integrity, and the quality of the performance itself.

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Doesn’t Need a Spoonful of Sugar to Help It Go Down

by Warren Cantrell December 18, 2018 Print Reviews

Light, refreshing, optimistic, and altogether lovely, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is everything a fan of the original could hope for.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ fresh and fun

by Kate Walz December 13, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Spider-Verse’ is perfect holiday family fun.

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The Brilliant ‘Roma’ Wasn’t Built In a Day

by Warren Cantrell December 13, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Roma’ is a stunning tour de force from a craftsman operating at the absolute peak of his game.

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