film review

‘Class Action Park’ is tonally all over the place, but ultimately an entertaining doc on an unusual subject.

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This is a movie which could’ve been fun, but ‘Coven’ fails because it takes all of the tropes of the witch movie and only looks at the surface for its inspiration.

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‘We Are Little Zombies,’ the debut from writer/director Makoto Nagahisa, is simultaneously nihilistic, adorable, and emotionally touching.

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The scope of ‘Homewrecker’ might be narrow, but it results in an intense focus.

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‘The Banker’ centers on two Black businessmen (Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson) in the 1950s as they attempt to build a real estate empire in Los Angeles.

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‘The Wave’ is a visually impressive trip, but ultimately a very hollow experience.

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Laden with British character actors and featuring a whip-smart story, ‘A Serial Killer’s Guide To Life’ (out January 13 on iTunes and Digital HD), takes the road movie formula and turns it into a dryly black comedy about finding one’s true self.

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There’s a great need for the occasional bright-eyed, positive-message bit of trash cinema that is ‘The VelociPastor.’

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] The body-horror movie Piercing lives up to its name both figuratively and literally. It opens with one of the most shocking images one could think of—Reed, a father, holding an ice pick above his baby—and it’s a fair warning for what the viewer can expect from there. To fend off […]

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‘Hearts Beat Loud’ is a candid, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman when you’ve lost your mother and your father hasn’t regained the emotional strength to move on.

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‘Incredibles 2’ sports inventive choreography, amazing animation detail, and stylish production design that beg to be seen on the big screen. It’s recycled main conflict is the only thing keeping it from being a stone-cold classic.

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Jack Black comes close to self-parody more than once, but there’s an inherent likability to his Lewan, and an enormous curiosity—knowing especially that it’s a true story—in seeing how far he can take it.

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For my money The Post is the biggest waste of potential of the year and the new ultimate signifier of how much Spielberg has fallen as an artist. Never before has it been so obvious that his teeth have just dulled. This film make Ken Burns seem edgy and political, and this is the EXACT WRONG MOMENT TO BE DOING THAT.

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Just like Fats Domino’s “Let’s Twist Again,” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 can’t play the same familiar chords with lesser lyrics and expect the same results. It isn’t quite the revved-up rallying call for outcasts that the first one was, so this sequel is best approached with lower expectations.

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Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer trade in the same kind of faux-clever one-upsmanship that Holmes and Watson do in ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ with similarly weak dialogue but barely a quarter of the charm.

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