Film Review: ‘Crawl’ Deserves to Get Left in a Hurricane

It takes a lot of talent to make good schlock. On paper, "Crawl" seems to have it all. Director Alexandre Aja has made some genuinely scary...

Film Review: ‘Stuber’ Delivers Laughs in Small Doses

Hollywood continues to try recapturing the magic of the odd couple/buddy cop flick. The latest addition is "Stuber," an R-rated comedy that throws an...

Film Review: ‘Sword of Trust’ Takes Us on a Quirky Quest

Only a skilled writer-director can dig into the everyday mundanities and create a fascinating story about strangers coming together. Co-writer and director Lynn Shelton (the...

Film Review: ‘I Love You, Now Die’ Presents Nuanced Portrait of a Horrible Online...

How do you prosecute cyberbullying? With more online avenues of communication, the battleground of high school torment is quite literally everywhere. For Conrad Roy...

Film Review: ‘The Art of Self-Defense’ Brilliantly Satirizes Toxic Masculinity

Black comedies with an additive of social commentary are a special breed. When a film can elicit laughter with a recognition of the societal...
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Film Review: ‘Midsommar’ Is a Dreary Tale Wrapped in Flowers and Sunlight

If Ari Aster's debut "Hereditary" was too dark, along comes his follow up, "Midsommar," yet another tale of misery and woe. But this time...

Film Review: ‘The Good, The Bad, The Hungry’ Spotlights Competitive Eating

Food competitions might not be something one has given much thought to as they seem like a silly carnival spectacle. Nicole Lucas Haimes' ESPN...

Film Review: ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Is an Entertaining Expansion of the Franchise

Evil dolls are apparently all the rage this season, as "Annabelle Comes Home" is the third to hit theaters this month. True, one of...

Film Review: ‘Three Peaks’ Depicts A Family Vacation to Forget

A deceptively cheerful scene opens "Three Peaks," the new film from director Jan Zabeil. It's summertime in Italy and families are merrily playing in...

Nantucket Film Review: Jillian Bell Shines in ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’

"Brittany Runs a Marathon" is one of the more unexpected delights this year. This is a very funny comedy that also asks viewers to...

Nantucket Film Festival: Day Five Closes With ‘Official Secrets’ and ‘Westfalia,’

Nantucket Film Festival: Day five would bring an end to the Nantucket Film Festival for our Award Circuit's coverage. It was quite an experience,...

Nantucket Film Review: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Soars Into Oscar Season

Nantucket Film Festival: Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson's "The Peanut Butter Falcon" was one of the more buzzed about films coming into the Nantucket Film...

Nantucket Review: A Pair of Stars Are Born in ‘Mickey and the Bear’

Nantucket Film Festival: Set in the beautiful-yet-foreboding foothills of Anaconda, Montana, Mickey Peck (Camila Morrone) is an obstinate teen who lives alone with her...

Nantucket Film Festival: Did Day Four Just Bring Us Our First Best Picture Contender?

Nantucket Film Festival: Day four at Nantucket began with an invitation-only event: The Mentors Brunch, featuring Leslie Dixon, the recipient of this year's Screenwriters...

Nantucket Film Festival: Day Three Delivers ‘Mike Wallace,’ ‘Honeyland,’ and ‘The Farewell’

Nantucket Film Festival: Day three at Nantucket brought the early morning rains we'd been promised for the last week or so. While we'd been...

Film Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ Evolves Its Characters With Love and Respect

Josh Cooley's "Toy Story 4" is a film that dares to explore the inventive scale of our humanity, all within the lens of plastic...

Film Review: ‘Wild Rose’ Sings a Heartfelt Tune

For a movie about second chances, “Wild Rose” appears, at first, to take very few chances. Most of the movie follows the paint by...

Nantucket Film Festival: Day Two Brings ‘Toni Morrison,’ ‘Tel Aviv,’ and the Vaquita Whale

Nantucket Film Festival: I began day two bright and early, perusing the locale to better get acquainted with my whereabouts. The island certainly lives...

Nantucket Film Review: ‘Sea of Shadows’ Sends an S.O.S. to the World

Nantucket Film Festival: From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio and director Richard Ladkani ("The Ivory Game"), comes one of the most riveting and provoking films...

Nantucket Film Review: Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ Will Leave You Smiling

Nantucket Film Festival: The Nantucket Film Festival kicked off Wednesday, June 19 with a slate of alluring feature films, short films, and documentaries, including...

Film Review: ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ Is a Fascinating Examination of Black...

A few years ago, the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag brought much needed attention to an ongoing problem in the film industry. With a lack of diversity...

Film Review: ‘Shaft’ Has Shameful Family Values

Tim Story's “Shaft” is the third film in the series to share the title, following Gordon Parks' inaugural 1971 version and John Singleton's 2000...

Film Review: ‘Being Frank’ Shows Jim Gaffigan in a Whole New Light

Lies cause pain. They're also nearly always discovered. In film, lies are sources of either comedy or drama, depending on the story being told....

Film Review: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Rises Above Apocalyptic Expectations

Set in 1992 when human and mutant relations are at their strongest, Simon Kinberg's "Dark Phoenix" confronts the X-Men with their most destructive threat...

Film Review: ‘Ma’ Is Ridiculous Fun Helmed by Octavia Spencer

"Ma" is one of the funniest films of the year, which would be great news if this was a comedy. As a horror flick,...

Film Review: ‘The Third Wife’ Unveils Sensuous Lust in 19th Century Vietnam

Despite existing for more than a century, the art of filmmaking still has the power to surprise and transport us. Whether it's a fictional...

Film Review: ‘Poms’ Proves Any Age Can “Bring It On”

As the Baby Boomer generation advanced toward retirement age, an entire new industry was born, dedicated to enticing the aging population to look forward...

Film Review: ‘The Hustle’ Misses the Mark

"Why are women better suited to the con?" Josephine asks Penny. "Because no man will ever believe a woman is smarter than he is,"...

Film Review: ‘New Money’ Is A Small-Town Crime Drama With Hints Of ‘Fargo’

In Jason B. Kohl’s indie crime drama “New Money,” the road to success is unpaved and ripe for a collision. Louisa Krause plays Debbie...

Film Review: ‘The Fever and the Fret’ Blends Fantasy, Reality, and the Desire to...

When we're disillusioned with our circumstances, sometimes we slip into an altered state, another reality to escape our real one. In "The Fever and...

Film Review: ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Finds A Winning Recipe

How does one even start a farm? That’s the question John and Molly Chester ask themselves from within their small Santa Monica apartment. John...

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Clementine’ Explores Post-Breakup Emotions

2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Breakups cause normally rational people to behave incredibly irrationally. Someone completely logical might act in a way that's irresponsible, even...

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Two/One’ Muddles Through Half-Baked Philosophy

2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: The kernel of a compelling cinematic idea is presented in "Two/One," though it's an idea not explored in any satisfying...

Film Review: ‘The Souvenir’ Delivers A Delicate, Aching Portrait Of Affection

Writer-director Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir” is unlike most films that look back on first love. It’s not bathed in saturated colors, nor doused in...

Tribeca Film Review: Werner Herzog Pays Tribute to a Friend with ‘Nomad: In the...

2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Documentaries often seek to shine a light on a pressing political or social issue. Sometimes, they can attempt to color...