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2 weeks ago
One of the greatest Cinderella stories in the history of sports is chronicled in “Valiant,” a well-crafted sports documentary from director Cruz Angeles. The movie tells the story of the historic inaugural season of the Vegas Golden Knights, a... Read the full review »
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The dark, absurd period fairy tale “Judy & Punch” makes an accurate observation (and a bold statement) about sex and violence in pop culture, and the mob mentality that can rapidly turn fear into savagery. This strange tale of puppetry, spousa... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
The multi-genre “Palm Springs” is an oddball, sci-fi rom-com about loneliness and love, a thoughtful story of existential consternation with a sharp-witted joke library. The film, written by Andy Siara and directed by Max Barbakow, is a weird... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
“Spaceship Earth” is a documentary that fails on the most basic level: it tells the story that nobody wants to hear. The film, blessed with the compelling story of the spectacular failure that was Arizona’s Biosphere 2 project, squanders its... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
My Spy (2020)

My Spy (2020)

5 / 10
In what usually proves to be rare in the cinema world, “My Spy” is a family film that exceeds expectations, if only slightly. The studio’s marketing campaign didn’t do the film any favors, including a trailer filled with groan-worthy dad j... Read the full review »
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There is a group of folks who will absolutely hate “Irresistible,” the new political satire from writer / director Jon Stewart. They’ll equate it with beating a dead horse, finding it to be an aggravating exercise in what they like to term ... Read the full review »
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In today’s lecture titled “When Disney Films Go Wrong,” I present “Artemis Fowl,” a wholly unredeemable mess of a movie from director Kenneth Branagh. The studio dumped this trash heap on Disney+, and even the home streaming platform is... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
Mizuko (2020)

Mizuko (2020)

7 / 10
The intensely personal documentary short film “Mizuko (Water Child)” has a painful beauty that’s heartbreaking yet comforting. Inspired by a Buddhist ritual on how to grieve abortions, a Japanese-American woman reevaluates what it means to e... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
The female-driven comedy “Daddy Issues” seems to have omitted the most important ingredient that makes the genre work: interesting characters. This dull movie (available now on VOD) is a string of tedious mumblecore style situations, albeit wi... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
One of the greatest roles the medium of film can achieve is to magnify the voices and stories of marginalized communities. “The Garden Left Behind,” an ambitious film about the transgender experience in America, strives to help all of us under... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
“The Short History of the Long Road” is a socially-conscious, intimate story about a daughter and her father, two nomads who live in their vintage camper van. Calling the open road home, it’s the only life teenager Nola (Sabrina Carpenter) h... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
The classic rom-com is given a non-traditional spin in “The Lovebirds,” now streaming on Netflix. The honeymoon is over for couple Leilani (Issa Rae) and Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani), who’ve decided to split up after a couple of years together.... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
The retro sci-fi film “The Vast of Night” does a lot with a micro-budget, proving that it doesn’t take boatloads of cash to tell a suspenseful story. It’s a spooky campfire tale brought to life, but it’s slow moving and ends with a payof... Read the full review »
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3 weeks ago
“On the Record” is a documentary film that’s as important as it is stomach-churning. Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, the skillfully crafted film presents the account of music executive Drew Dixon and her brave decision to publicly co... Read the full review »
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2 months ago
Happy Madison fans will likely enjoy “The Wrong Missy,” a raunchy, throwaway comedy from Adam Sandler’s prolific production company. The film, now streaming on Netflix, certainly isn’t going to change the world, but it provides sufficient... Read the full review »
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2 months ago
I had to put down my iPhone so I could start writing this review. I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed with my phone. Chances are, you are too. The documentary “Screened Out” explores how technology consumes many of our lives, taking an in-depth l... Read the full review »
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2 months ago
The recently widowed Frank (John Hawkes) embarks on a journey at the request of his dying wife in “End of Sentence,” a beautifully moving film from director Elfar Adalsteins. Shortly before succumbing to cancer, Anna’s (Andrea Irvine) last... Read the full review »
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2 months ago
I had never heard of Kate Nash, the singer, songwriter, actor, and subject of “Underestimate the Girl,” a documentary by filmmaker Amy Goldstein. I’m now a fan. Nash is an irresistibly likeable subject, and she is a huge part of what makes t... Read the full review »
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2 months ago
Billed as the world’s first ASMR horror short, “Tingle Monsters” is creative, clever, and thrilling. The film is a simple and straightforward story of vlogger Dee (Alexandra Serio) who returns to live streaming after a hiatus that was caused... Read the full review »
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2 months ago
An awkward teenager reinvents herself in “How to Build a Girl,” a charming but mostly uninspired film based on the best-selling novel by Caitlin Moran. The coming-of-age story is fresh in a way that’s distinctly offbeat, but not refreshingly... Read the full review »