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Film Review: ‘Birds of Prey’ Is a Fantabulous Emancipation From a Male-Dominated Genre

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Harley Quinn is back and she's ready to move on from the ultimate toxic relationship. DC's latest comic flick, "Birds of Prey (and the...

Sundance Review: ‘Minari’ Is a Delicately Powerful Portrait of a Family

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2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: A deeply personal family story became one of the quieter, lovelier entries this year in Park City when Lee Issac...

Sundance Review: ‘Promising Young Woman’ Delivers On Its Promise

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2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Film history is full of revenge stories, and so many of them center on victimized women. Whether it is a...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Whirlybird’ Soars Just As High As Its Subject

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2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: The history of Los Angeles isn’t in a museum that you visit. No, it sits on thousands of videotapes in...

Film Review: ‘Gretel & Hansel’ Get a Slow Cooker Roasting

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With “Gretel & Hansel,” director Oz Perkins solidifies his uncanny ability to instill dread that stains and spreads. Back after his equally unsettling and...

Sundance Review: ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’ Is a Misfire

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2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: There is almost always a highly anticipated festival title that fails to live up to expectations. Few would have expected...

Sundance Review: ‘Downhill’ Stumbles, but Stays On Course

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2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: The stars were out Sunday night for the Sundance Premiere of "Downhill" from directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Remade from...

Sundance Review: ‘Come Away’ Doesn’t Have Enough Fairy Dust to Leave the Ground

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2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Neverland and Wonderland come together in "Come Away," the new film from Brenda Chapman. Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo are Rose...

Sundance Review: ‘This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection’ Is a Jarring and...

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2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Nestled within the borders of South Africa is the Kingdom of Lesotho. Its two million inhabitants are mostly farmers, though...

Sundance Review: ‘Save Yourselves!’ Is a Hilarious Story of Relationships, Connection, and Aliens

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2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: In our endlessly connected world, is it a good idea sometimes to simply disconnect? Get away? Live simply? It seems...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Zola’ Proves Twitter Was Good For Something

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2020 Sundance Film Festival: If you happened to be on Twitter the night of October 27, 2015, you might have borne witness to one...

Film Review: ‘The Last Full Measure’ Rests on the Shoulders of Strong Performances

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So many films based on true events would be significantly better if they stuck to facts of the stories that inspired them. Todd Robinson's...

Film Review: ‘The Turning’ Refuses to Confront Its Revelations

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Releasing a horror movie in January is a risky business, and sadly Floria Sigismondi's “The Turning” will roll eyes more than turn heads. Chad...

Film Review: ‘The Gentlemen’ Presents the Classier Side of Crime

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A fabulous crime ensemble with each player competing to steal the frame, Guy Ritchie's “The Gentlemen” is the new decade's first great original film....

Film Review: ‘Dolittle’ Exhibits Eccentric Bedside Manner

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With an illustrious career playing flashy icons like Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, what else is there left for Robert Downey, Jr. to do...

Film Review: ‘Underwater’ Wades Too Deep in the Shallow

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William Eubank's tremulous "Underwater" finally hits theatrical shores after being stuck in merger transit for the past year. 20th Century Fox's disaster-horror hybrid submerges...

Film Review: ‘Little Women’ Is a Fine Adaptation of the Classic Novel

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  "Little Women" is one of the most adapted novels written by a woman. Only the Brontës and Jane Austen can compete with Louisa May...

Film Review: ‘Bombshell’ Lands With a Thud

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It was an allegation that rocked the already troubled Fox News. Gretchen Carlson, an anchor at the cable news network, accused chairman and CEO...

Film Review: ‘Togo’ Works as an Engaging, Winter Adventure

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Who doesn't want to watch a cute pack of dogs play around in the snow this holiday season? "Togo," the new adventure movie on Disney+, delivers...

Film Review: Style Wins Over Substance in ‘Mob Town’

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A gathering of mob bosses should invite a great deal of drama and intrigue but director and co-star Danny A. Abeckaser falters in building  tension...

Film Review: ‘Les Misérables’ Is a Potent Examination of Contemporary Social Justice

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Concepts of solidarity and team spirit are at the forefront of "Les Misérables," the debut feature from French director Ladj Ly. It is the...

Film Review: “Weathering With You” Brings to Light a Compelling Romance

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Is love strong enough to control the weather? The latest GKids animated adventure, "Weathering With You," sure thinks so. Directed by Makoto Shinkai ("Your Name"),...

AFI Fest Review: ‘To The Ends of The Earth’ Is An Evocative, Emotional Journey

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2019 AFI FEST: Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “To The Ends of The Earth (Tabi no Owari Sekai no Hajimari)” absolutely nails the isolating feeling of...
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AFI Fest Review: ‘Proxima’ Is a Tender Tale Intertwining Motherhood & Heroism

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2019 AFI FEST: Director Alice Winocour’s “Proxima” is less concerned about having its female protagonist sort out her existence through dire circumstances than it...

Film Review: ‘Waves’ Delivers Star-Making Turns From Taylor Russell And Sterling K. Brown

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Trey Edward Schultz’s intimate and profoundly powerful new film “Waves,” assembling one of the year’s most talented and rewarding ensembles, propels the medium of...

Review: ‘A Knight Before Christmas’ is Shallow But Sweet Holiday Fluff

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It’s mid-November, which in marketing terms means that it’s basically Christmas, and for the second year in a row Netflix has recruited Vanessa Hudgens...
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AFI Fest Review: ‘Richard Jewell’ Is a Star-Making Role for Paul Walter Hauser

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2019 AFI FEST: It arrived late in the season, but "Richard Jewell" is here to shake up the awards race. Clint Eastwood's newest film tells...

AFI Fest Review: ‘The Science of Fictions’ Lacks Gravitational Purpose

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2019 AFI FEST: Corruption and violence toward its people have longed plagued the reputation of the Indonesian government. Even more historically sickening is the...

AFI Fest Review: ‘Deerskin’ Makes a Dark Mockery of Mockumentary

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Quentin Dupieux's “Deerskin” made a brutal splash as part of this year's Cannes Film Festival. Opening the “Directors' Fortnight” program, the French black comedy...

AFI Fest Review: ‘The Planters’ Grows Into a Fragile State of Mind

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2019 AFI FEST: Alexandra Kotcheff and Hannah Leder's “The Planters” represents a stunning feat of auteur announcement. The dynamic duo both star and direct...

AFI Film Festival Review: ‘The Truth’ Solely Revolves Around Catherine Deneuve

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For as long as there has been theater, there's been the trope of the prima donna actress. When done best, it either exaggerates the...

TV Review: ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Is Delightfully Charming

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"Lady and the Tramp" is the latest Disney animated classic to get the live-action remake treatment. It also manages to be one of the...

AFI Fest Review: ‘The Kingmaker’ Exposes the Horror Behind the Marcos’ Wealth

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2019 AFI FEST: There’s a certain ugliness to wealth. Whether it's the ostentatious gold-plated halls of Trump Tower or the dollars spent through the...

Film Review: ‘Monos’ Finds Savage Beauty in the Andes Mountains

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You'd hardly find more picturesque opening scenes than the ones which set the stage for "Monos," the latest feature from Colombian director Alejandro Landes....

Film Review: ‘Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love’ Courageously Examines Male Commitment...

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Tyler Cole's hypnotic debut “Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love” is a startling relationship nightmare from a promising new filmmaker. Under the...

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