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Film Review: ‘Good Boys’ Uses Raunch to Cover Up Its Sweetness

“Good Boys” gets into lots of bad trouble. It’s no surprise that “Superbad” writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are among the producers of...

Film Review: Casey Affleck’s Directorial Debut ‘Light of My Life’ is a Dystopian Allegory

A lot has been discussed about Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck ("Manchester by the Sea") in the wake of the civil lawsuits he settled in...

Film Review: ‘The Kitchen’ Is an Imperfectly Entertaining Gangster Flick

The Irish mob is under new leadership in Andrea Berloff's new gangster flick, "The Kitchen." Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss star as Kathy,...

Film Review: ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ is a Little Gem of...

After years of small screen popularity, intrepid young explorer Dora finally makes her big screen debut in this week’s ‘Dora and the Lost City...

Film Review: ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ Mixes a Wise Dog With...

Movies with dogs as protagonists usually have one of two routes to take. They can either present the dog as the quintessential 'man's best...

Film Review: ‘Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark’ Is Just Conventional Horror, Unfortunately...

Adapting a beloved or classic literary piece has to be one of the most thankless screenwriting jobs in Hollywood. Baked in notions and preconceived...

Film Review: ‘Love, Antosha’ is a Heartfelt Reverie of an Inspiring Actor Taken Before...

Actor Anton Yelchin was a talent admired and absorbed by those who had the pleasure to work with him over his brief but copious...

Film Review: ‘Jirga’ Is a Peculiar Contemplation on Post-War Trauma

WORLD CIRCUIT: Virtually as certain as death and taxes, humanity has proven that it cannot escape its addiction to war. Likewise, in cinema, filmmakers...

Film Review: ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ is a Bodacious Brew of...

With one hero who quotes Friedrich Nietzsche while flexing his gigantic biceps and another who sports a jacket in tropical temperatures, director David Leitch’s...
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Film Review: Tye Sheridan Seeks Refuge in ‘The Mountain’

As studios compete for prime box office position with big budgets and flashy titles, it's refreshing to be reminded there are still artists committed...

Film Review: ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ Gives Leonardo DiCaprio a New Acting Realm...

The filmmaking sensibilities of writer and director Quentin Tarantino are evolving in two simultaneous courses as seen in not only his new film "Once...

Film Review: ‘For Sama’ Is an Urgent Cry for Salvation in Syria

WORLD CIRCUIT: "We never thought the world would let this happen," so laments director Waad al-Kateab in the opening scenes of her film "For...

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....

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