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    Film Review: ‘Scoob!’ Is a Manic Misstep

    “Scoob!” may be a computer-animated modern reboot of the Hanna-Barbera classic series, but the sleuth squad of childhood legend is nowhere to be found. “Scoob!” has a frightening case of impostor syndrome. The goofy ’70s sound effects are here, the singular exclamations like “zoinks” and “jinkies” are present, but other than Frank Welker’s befuddled “ruff” […] More

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    Film Review: ‘We Don’t Deserve Dogs’ is a Doggone Compelling Documentary

    Despite humanity’s often bad behavior toward people and animals alike, we still receive unconditional love and support from our darling, wet-nosed companions. In documentarian duo Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker’s “We Don’t Deserve Dogs,” the filmmakers’ dogged determination to showcase man’s best friend as mankind’s savior pays off as an essential experience. On all levels, […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Big Time Adolescence’ Brings Heart and Nuance to the Coming-of-Age Tale

    It’s easy to write-off a coming-of-age film as being too familiar. In most ways, they all typically are because the tropes are hard to escape. A high school film, or the race-to-the-party movie, gets by simply on how entertaining it can be, while operating in previously explored terrain. What’s refreshing about Jason Orley’s “Big Time […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Extra Ordinary’ Is Weird, Wacky, and Destined to Be Your New Cult Favorite

    Sadly, this year’s SXSW festival has been canceled, but one of last year’s most unexpected delights, “Extra Ordinary,” finally makes its way to theaters. Maeve Higgins stars as Rose Dooley, a driving instructor from a small Irish town in this quirky horror comedy. But, you see, Rose isn’t just a driving instructor. She has spent […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Onward’ Reminds Us That Moving Forward Sometimes Requires Looking Back

    Pixar and Disney continue to be an unstoppable team as their latest endeavor, “Onward,” journeys to theaters this weekend. Things haven’t always been easy for the Lightfoot family, having lost their patriarch sixteen years ago. Ian (Tom Holland) never met his father, who died before he was born. Older brother Barley (Chris Pratt) has only […] More

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    Film Review: ‘The Invisible Man’ Reveals Darker Sides of a Classic Monster

    The unknown is the ultimate fear for many. That is until something like Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man” comes along to suggest true horror lies in the unseen familiar. In the case of Elizabeth Moss’ Cecilia Kass, this entails an abusive husband terrorizing her from beyond the grave. Even without physical evidence of Adrian Griffin […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Come to Daddy’ Revels in Paternal Sin

    Ant Timpson takes estranged family reunions to hellacious depths with “Come to Daddy.” This arthouse mystery derives pleasure from raking Elijah Wood’s gentle onscreen spirit over the flames of madness. Wood’s Norval Greenwood, a self-described music artist, is summoned from the plush safety of Beverly Hills to a dingy lake shore cabin in Oregon. Foreboding […] More

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

    2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: A deeply personal family story became one of the quieter, lovelier entries this year in Park City when Lee Issac Chung brought his semi-autobiographical film, “Minari,” to audiences this week. Steven Yeun and Han Yeri are Jacob and Monica Yi, a Korean couple who move their two young children, Anne (Noel […] More

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