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4 months ago
An underserved genre in film is the meet-cute romance for folks over 50. That’s what’s most appealing about “Sometime Other Than Now,” a boilerplate love story / drama about two lost souls who discover in each other what they never knew th... Read the full review »
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It’s terrific to see the animated movies continuing to evolve, and “Raya and the Last Dragon” is the latest film that takes the traditional idea of a Disney heroine and makes a huge leap into a welcome new direction. This magical fantasy / a... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
One of the best things I can say about the “Tom and Jerry” feature movie, now streaming on HBO Max, is that it isn’t wholly terrible. The animation is bright, the human cast delivers enjoyably goofy performances, and the film stays true to t... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
As it goes in the film world, there will be plenty of critics who will think they are “too good” for a ridiculous movie like “Willy’s Wonderland,” an outrageous, audience-pleasing popcorn flick with an 80s slasher vibe. This film is one... Read the full review »
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Cherry (2021)

Cherry (2021)

5 / 10
A man’s journey that starts during his years as a college student and leads to a stint as an Army medic in Iraq, a suffering drug addict, and eventually an armed robber is told in “Cherry,” a film by the Russo brothers. Based on Nico Walker... Read the full review »
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Crisis (2021)

Crisis (2021)

6 / 10
“Crisis,” a crime drama about opioid addiction, is surprisingly decent. Writer / director Nicholas Jarecki lends a pedigree to this forgettable but not terrible story with three interconnected plot lines. The performances are much better than... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
It all started when filmmaker Gillian Wallace Horvat was told that she’d make a good murderer. Intrigued by the comment, she began to study the elements and little details that make a successful serial killer. Out of this research was born “I... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
If David Lynch, Lewis Carroll, and Nicolas Winding Refn all got together to take a little trip with the help of LSD, the end result might be the avant-garde fantasy horror film “The Blazing World.” This experimental, psychological, and hyper-s... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
Disney has taken Kate DiCamillo’s 2013 Newbery Award-winning book “Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” and made it into a second-rate movie (shortened to “Flora & Ulysses”) that will only appeal to kids who have pretty low sta... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
It’s a bummer when a film has an important historical story to tell but the finished product just isn’t very good. Such is the case with “Judas and the Black Messiah,” director Shaka King‘s take on the true story of charismatic Black Pan... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
“The World to Come,” the film adaptation of Jim Shepard‘s 2017 short story of the same name, is just as sophisticated and lovely as the author’s elegant prose. Shepard also co-authored the screenplay (with Ron Hansen), and his eloquent wri... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
“The Father” gives its audience a fully immersive experience with the frustrations of dementia in this stage-to-screen adaptation of Florian Zeller‘s 2012 play. Making his feature film directorial debut, Zeller gives the project a personal t... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
“Greenland” ranks well above average when it comes to disaster movies. Screenwriter Chris Sparling takes the traditional end of the world blueprint and inserts some really nice surprises and twists, making this formulaic action flick seem not... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
It’s been said that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, and such is the story of partners Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci). The two men are taking a road trip through the English countryside, visiting friends,... Read the full review »
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Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, “The Mauritanian” tells the true story of a man who spent 14 years of his life imprisoned without charges at the notorious United States military... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
A surprise reunion in the South of France causes passions to reignite and jealousies to swell in “Ma Belle, My Beauty,” a relationship drama from writer / director Marion Hill. The film features an on-screen depiction of a non-traditional, pol... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
Mass (2021)

Mass (2021)

7 / 10
The emotionally exhausting film “Mass” is an impressive screenwriting and directorial debut from Fran Kranz. It’s exceptionally well-written, skillfully acted, and thoughtfully explores the idea of grief, guilt, and forgiveness. This film wi... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
The one-note “Together Together,” from writer / director Nikole Beckwith, is a wannabe rom-com about surrogacy. This bland, flat film is one of the most disappointing titles to screen at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, and it’s the first co... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
The quirky apocalypse comedy “How It Ends” is a witty and strangely optimistic story about a woman (Zoe Lister-Jones) who sets out to make peace with her past regrets and tie up loose ends on the very day a giant asteroid is scheduled to wipe... Read the full review »
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4 months ago
There’s a great subject and story at the heart of “Rebel Hearts,” a documentary about a group of feminist nuns who banded together to become a serious thorn in the side of the patriarchal Catholic Church. These women are unsung heroes of rel... Read the full review »