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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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Film Review: ‘Last Christmas’ Invites Us to Look Up

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The holidays are a great time for romance. As the skies turn grey-white and the sweaters come out of their bins, it's a perfect...

Film Review: Michael Steiner Amusingly Depicts ‘Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey Into the Arms of a...

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Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Their parents disapprove. It's a tale as old as time, most commonly depicted through the many adaptations...

Film Review: Roland Emmerich Returns to Top Form in Epic Battle Film ‘Midway’

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Heroism in the face of unimaginable danger is the thing of great wars, and of blockbuster movies. It takes some modicum of insanity —...

Film Review: Bulgarian Oscar Contender ‘Ága’ Is a Slow Burn in the Frigid Tundra

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On Monday, October 14, people throughout the Americas celebrated the now controversial Columbus Day in recognition of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the region. In...

New Hampshire Film Festival: Sienna Miller’s Performance in ‘American Woman’ Steals the Spotlight From...

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2019 NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL: Day three at New Hampshire proved to be a bit more challenging than the first two fantastic days. While...

Film Review: ‘Frankie’ Takes Audiences on a Languid Vacation with Isabelle Huppert

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Family vacations are stressful, no matter how picturesque the location. “Frankie” follows this upper-class family on a trip to Portugal that forces them to...

New Hampshire Film Festival: Slew of Breakthrough Performances Highlight a Strong Slate On Day...

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2019 NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL: Day two of the festival delivered quite an exciting group of films to the Portsmouth community. The day was...

New Hampshire Film Festival: ‘Uncut Gems’ Shines Brightly Over New England

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2019 NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL: We wrapped up the second evening of the festival with Benny and Josh Safdie's "Uncut Gems." With their latest...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘In Fabric’ Finds Some Horror Through Fashion

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Film Fest 919: Fashion can be deadly. Look no further than the comedically tinged horror outing "In Fabric," which literally centers around a killer...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘And Then We Danced’ Has Plenty of Heart

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Film Fest 919: Dancing can mean so much. For some, it's an expression of personality. For others, it's a release from stress. In certain...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘Greener Grass’ Commits to a Bizarre Premise

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Film Fest 919: There is an uncompromised vision at the core of "Greener Grass." It's a vision that will exclude the vast majority of...

New Hampshire Film Festival: A Nor’easter Drives Everyone to ‘The Cave’

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New Hampshire Film Festival: The 19th annual New Hampshire Film Festival arrived in the wake of a mighty nor'easter that brought high winds and...

Film Review: ‘Jay And Silent Bob Reboot’ For Kevin Smith

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Stoner heroes Jay and Silent Bob are among the least likely characters to become leads in two meta films. After all, they started life...

Film Review: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Needs More Evil In Order to Be Good

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There are a lot of reasons to be giddy about the idea of Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer going toe to toe as powerful,...

Film Review: ‘Rocketman’ Soars to Great Heights

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Since the beginning of cinema, there have been biopics. The idea of committing to film the lives of real people is a worthwhile endeavor,...

HIFF Film Review: ‘Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer’ Is Essential Viewing...

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2019 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: One of the more unexpected delights in the Hamptons was a documentary from Mark Landsman about the National Enquirer. "Scandalous:...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘Windows on the World’ Lacks Subtlety But Finds Emotional Resonance

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Film Fest 919: Utilizing the September 11th terrorist attacks as a plot device is the cinematic equivalent of a nuclear weapon. Deploy it properly...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘Premature’ Sees Summer Love With Poetic Realism

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Film Fest 919: Coming of age love stories are as old as the medium itself. Cinema is littered with these tales, in all shapes...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘Bacurau’ is a Wild Experience

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Film Fest 919: Whenever a movie evolves before your very eyes, it can be an exciting thing to witness. Anything you've heard about "Bacurau"...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘The Chambermaid’ Provides Adequate Room Service

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Film Fest 919: It's a unique experience to watch a film set entirely within a hotel while actually staying at one. That's the case...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘Sorry We Missed You’ Has No Hope

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Film Fest 919: What's the difference between Ken Loach and Bruce Springsteen? Both are poets of the working class, albeit on different continents, but...

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