Waterlogged
Posted 21 hours ago

Liam Neeson plays 'Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House' in a cold, soulless D.C. performance.

Neeson Waterlogged as ‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’
Human Slow
Posted 2 days ago

Unfocused, indulgent, and scattered, Human Flow, opening at the Tivoli Friday, doesn’t know what it wants to be, and has an even more difficult time trying to figure out what…

‘HUMAN FLOW’ CAN’T GET ON WITH THE SHOW
A+ Family Dysfunction
Posted 3 days ago

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) returns to the artistic-cultural NYC world explored in Baumbach’s last two NYC dramedies, What is remarkable in this script is how much sympathy Baumbach…

Familiar Familial Territory Proves Incisive Again for Baumbach
Brawl to Remember
Posted 7 days ago

With its mix of shocking violence and affecting drama, Brawl in Cell Block 99 pushes the prison movie genre to new heights.

‘Brawl in Cell Block 99′ is Brutal Fun
Timely M.F.A.
Posted 7 days ago

An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers…

‘M.F.A.’ Not an Easy Watch, Needs to Be Seen
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‘Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey’ Dazzles at SIFF 2017

by Warren Cantrell May 31, 2017 Print Reviews
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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey is the story of the eponymous climbing legend, Beckey, who has been making history and inspiring climbers since the late 1930s.

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Four female-helmed shorts fail to scare in new ‘XX’ Blu-ray

by Jason Ridder May 30, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

‘XX,’ new on Blu-ray, is a horror anthology that offers unfulfilling tales and no true scares.

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‘Chuck’ not a knockout, but goes the distance

by Joe Jarosz May 27, 2017 Print Reviews
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A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who inspired the film Rocky.

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New ‘Pirates’ goes through familiar motions

by Tim English May 26, 2017 Print Reviews
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may be predictable, and the good parts of this movie mere shadows of the best parts of the first flick, but dammit if I didn’t have fun.

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SIFF 2017: ‘Forever Pure’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 26, 2017 Print Reviews
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What happens when sports fail to bridge a cultural gap? That’s the question director Maya Zinshtein asks with her insightful and crushing documentary, Forever Pure, a powerful look at the intersection of 21st century race, politics, class, mob rule, and sports.

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‘Baywatch’ struggles to balance comedy and action

by Tim English May 25, 2017 Print Reviews
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There’s certainly some fun moments, but most of the jokes in the overlong ‘Baywatch’ fall flat.

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SIFF 2017: ‘Entanglement’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 25, 2017 Print Reviews
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A postmodern meditation on mental health and manic-pixie-dream-girl tropes, Entanglement has a lot of great ideas and slick moves, even if it does sometimes feel like 6 ounces of steak sitting alone on a 12-inch plate.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ continues to kill the mystery for no reason

by Tim English May 19, 2017 Print Reviews
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Alien: Covenant continues to answer unasked questions in a very pedestrian installment in this seemingly unnecessary prequel trilogy.

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SIFF 2017: ‘The Fabulous Allan Carr’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 19, 2017 Print Reviews
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This documentary explores the intersection of business and pleasure in Hollywood during its critical and financial heyday, with Alan Carr, the ultimate outsider, right in the middle of things.

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Minimalist view succeeds in post-apocalyptic ‘The Survivalist’

by Jason Ridder May 19, 2017 Print Reviews

‘The Survivalist’ manages to say a lot with a very limited amount of dialogue, telling a compelling and complicated story of survival.

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New Criterion Blu-ray Restores Two of Ozu’s Best … Comedies!

by Eric Melin May 16, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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We already knew Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy ‘I Was Born, But…’ was a classic, but a new Criterion Blu-ray of that and his 1959 re-imagining ‘Good Morning’ may restore its reputation as well.

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Learning to forgive through unbridled horror in ‘A Dark Song’

by Jason Ridder May 13, 2017 Print Reviews

Featuring great performances for both stars, ‘A Dark Song’ builds the dread to a taut, emotional conclusion in this intense horror drama.

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Horrific, emotional roller coaster ride in ‘Hounds of Love’

by Jason Ridder May 12, 2017 Print Reviews

Strap yourself in for a battle of emotions in the disturbing new dramatic thriller ‘Hounds of Love.’

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‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ unworthy of its own name

by Tim English May 11, 2017 Print Reviews
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Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword’ attempts to reboot the King of Camelot but the result is an obnoxious, annoyingly misguided mess.

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Don’t Cancel on “The Dinner”

by Joe Jarosz May 5, 2017 Print Reviews
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Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.

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