2019

‘Plus One’ effectively uses the tropes of the rom-com genre to conform to the best parts of it while blazing a path entirely its own.

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This sequel is a “good boy” as it improves on the original box office hit.

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A breezy little documentary with modest ambitions and a surplus of reverence for its subject, ‘Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk’ makes par.

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‘Late Night’ is a perceptive, funny comedy built on an unsound contrivance.

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Octavia Spencer delivers a terror-filled good time in her basement.

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] I’m not gonna lie — I have actually been looking forward to a live action movie about the tales of Aladdin and his magic lamp since I was a kid. The animated flick, which came out when I was in high school is still one of my all-time favorite Disney […]

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] A straightforward hagiography piece that celebrates its subject with little critical analysis, Botero is an instructive albeit unambitious documentary. Tracking the creative growth of Columbian painter/sculptor Fernando Botero, the film hits all of the expected notes of the artist’s professional maturation using testimonials from family members, curators, art historians, and […]

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] A rom-com that lives in the periphery of the world it creates for itself, Photograph endeavors (yet too often fails) to tell a familiar story without the traditional narrative building blocks of its genre. This is somewhat ironic, too, for the story is steeped in the traditions of its characters, […]

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‘The Sun is Also a Star’ is super cheesy, but makes some much needed updates to the teen romance genre.

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‘Wild Nights with Emily’ dispels the myth of a reclusive Emily Dickinson and instead tells of the love story between her and friend Susan Gilbert.

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Using a refreshing, unique spin on a classic high school yarn, ‘Banana Split’ succeeds in crafting a story that’s both entertaining and empowering.

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‘Don’t Look,’ billed as a “unique, female-directed twist on horror films,” doesn’t break any new ground in the world of slasher horror, but for a first feature, it’s really solid.

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After more than 20 years, the world finally receives a live action Pokémon lead by the always popular Pikachu who is on the case of a missing detective a rogue Pokémon.

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An excellent cast, led by Theron and Rogen, and top-notch writing make ‘Long Shot’ a sure thing.

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Bolstered by an against-type performance by Hawke, and a quiet but strong turn by Rapace, ‘Stockholm’ might just suck you in like the syndrome.

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