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Review: Roma

Thinking about the opening shot of Roma brings tears to my eyes. The centerpiece film at the 2018 New York Film Festival is a masterful display of Alfonso Cuaron’s craft, and how the magic of filmmaking can situate the mind in a speci...

 
 
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Review: Runaways (Season 2)

While the familiar page-turning Marvel logo may grace the beginning of every Runaways episode, this Hulu original barely resembles any of the other properties of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the show supposedly inhabits. As the charac...

 
 
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Review: The Favourite

Recently, I was listening to Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, talk about the kinds of stories out there in the world. He said there are only four: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the quest for ...

 
 
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See Boy Erased early and free

Boy Erased looks like it's going to have a lot of people talking when it lands given both its subject matter and quality. Now you'll have the chance to talk about it first. We've got passes for an early screening of the film that you c...

 
 
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Review: Mid90s

I have very distinct memories of my 12 years attending an all-boys school in the Philadelphia suburban area and though it's a radically different scenario than what is presented in Jonah Hill's directorial debut Mid90s, I couldn't help...

 
 
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Nicole Kidman goes bad lieutenant in Destroyer trailer

Nicole Kidman isn't one to shy from darker films like last year's crippling The Killing of a Sacred Deer, but Destroyer may see her at her most transformed. She's as scorched as the desert surroundings, more than a few screws short, and on...

 
 
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Review: Wild Rose (London Film Festival)

Every now and then there comes a film that’s just what you need: something life-affirming, something with just the right balance of reality and fantasy, something with a big ol’ glug of Nashville warbling. Yep, Wild Rose had it ...

 
 
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Alias may be coming back.

When I was six, I stumbled across the very first episode for the opening of Alias, the spy show that catapulted Jennifer Gardner and JJ Abrams into our pop culture brains. It was quite unfortunate, because I saw the scene where Garner's cha...

 
 
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Review: Daredevil (Season 3)

Matt Murdock has had a hard life. Just when you think our favorite superpowered blind lawyer vigilante has totally hit rock bottom, the extraordinary situations that he gets into keeps bringing him lower and lower. Matt, a devout Catho...

 
 
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Review: Titans (Season 1)

There comes a point in one's life where they become disillusioned with the world and their surroundings, and when one's optimism and idealism become cynicism and nihilism. In Titans, that disillusionment is a constant in a wo...

 
 
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Review: Better Call Saul (Season 4)

The path to redemption is not necessarily a straight line—rather, it can be sinusoidal instead. With Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) in Better Call Saul, his journey as a con-man trying to turn into a genuinely good person is full of...

 
 
 
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Review: A Star is Born

I feel like I've been availed with trailers for A Star is Born since last year. This movie has a lot going on so it needed the head start: Bradley Cooper writing, producing and directing, Lady Gaga (billed as Lady Gaga) in her fir...

 
 
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Review: Private Life

Netflix isn't messing around anymore. This awards season they are really trying to shove their success into the faces of the Academy by bringing festival darlings to their platform. The first film from Tamara Jenkins in over a decade, Priva...

 
 
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Review: Wobble Palace

This review was originally posted as part of our SXSW coverage.  Wobble Palace, as you may guess if you know director Eugene Kotlyarenko's other work, is a bit uncomfortable, a bit weird, and insanely satirical. It's almost fantastical...

 
 
 
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Review: The Children Act

There are two types of people in this world: those who read Ian McEwan, and those who do not. The first camp of people also enjoy the films of Douglas Sirk and gazing out of windows when it’s raining to think about life. The second ...

 
 
 
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Review: Billionaire Boys Club

Rarely do I get excited about a film because of the people in it, especially one's "Based on a True Story" I've never heard of. One reason I go to the movies is to forget these people are actors and get engrossed by their performances. But ...

 
 
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Alfonso Cuaron's stunning Roma gets its first trailer

Alfonso Cuaron is one of the most powerful directors working. You need to look no further than the rare 10 we gave his last movie, Gravity, to see how I feel about his work. That's why Roma, from Netflix, is probably one of the most h...

 
 
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First Trailer for Green Book is out

There have only been a handful of thoughtful dramas in 2018 so far. This genre, once home to countless Oscar-bait films, has downsized significantly in recent years as audiences change. However, Green Book's first trailer shows that, at lea...

 
 
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Fantasia 2018 Review: Chained for Life

Chained for Life wastes no time introducing its main topic. A quote crawls the screen expressing that actors have to be beautiful, because being beautiful allows them to play anything. Soon, we see our beautiful actress, Mabel (Jess Weixler...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Under the Tree

Neighbors suck. They're loud. They complain. They get in your business. They fight, bicker, air their laundry (not the sexy stuff) in front of you, and offer nothing of value to anyone's lives ever. The best kinds of neighbors are the ones ...

 
 
 
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Atlanta renewed for Season 3

Atlanta has been renewed for another season, and I can breathe a sigh of relief. On Thursday, FX ordered another season of the two-time Emmy winning show that has been making waves on cable television. Atlanta, born from the always captivat...

 
 
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Jim Carrey returns to TV in first trailer for Kidding

For the first time in over two decades, Jim Carrey will be returning to TV as a series regular in the upcoming Showtime series Kidding. It feels like it's been about as many years since I've been excited to see him in something, too. No, t...

 
 
 
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Bleeding Steel trailer has Jackie Chan fighting the Nemesis

Jackie Chan has greyed. He's gotten older, and because of that, he's dipped from the limelight. Holder of the Guinness World Record for most stunts performed by a living actor, he's more than earned his rest. But, in this time where geriat...

 
 
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Review: Atlanta Robbin' Season

Back in 2016, there were two shows on television that had my vested interest; Westworld and Atlanta. Westworld, as I’m sure you know, is about enslaved androids that look behave and feel just as humans do. It’s a science-fiction...

 
 
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Review: Disobedience

Director Sebastian Lelio has developed a reputation as an arthouse director. To you, this means there's a good chance you've not seen his films. They're not blockbuster releases. They're not precisely mainstream. They're not really under ap...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Back Roads

It can be tough to watch a movie that deals with difficult subjects. If you're watching a movie where a character's life spirals out of control due to alcoholism, it can be incredibly hard to sit through if you've struggled with alcoholism ...

 
 
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Review: Acrimony

I hate to say it, but the trailer and poster for Acrimony tricked me into thinking it might be better than it is. Congratulations, Tyler Perry marketing team. I’m going to attempt to untangle what exactly the point of Acrimony ...

 
 
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Review: Best F(r)iends (Volume 1)

This is a hard movie to review. It isn’t ‘good’, but I loved it. If you’re a fan of The Room, it retains that film’s oddball charm without it feeling forced. It barely makes sense and its slow pacing makes me w...

 
 
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Y: The Last Man pilot ordered for FX

After languishing around for almost a decade, the popular comic Y: The Last Man might finally be getting the adaptation that has eluded it for years. On Thursday FX placed an order for a pilot based off of the popular comic by Brian K. Vaug...

 
 
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Ethan Hawke is a reverend on the brink in First Reformed

Crisis of faith movies are a bit of a common thing in cinema, so initially when I saw that Ethan Hawke was going to play a reverend coming to grips with his beliefs I was ready to write it off, but then when I saw that Paul Schrader was wri...

 
 
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See Midnight Sun early and free

The plot description for Midnight Sun has the word tear-jerker in it, so I think you know what you're getting here. A young adult romance full of challenges and possible death, its in line with a spate of these kinds of films that have...

 
 
 




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Mortal Engines"London calling to the faraway towns"

 

Roma"Alfonso Cuaron has made one of the best movies of the decade"

 

Runaways (Season 2)"Teenagers (and parents) with attitude "

 

Mary Poppins Returns"It's a jolly holiday with Mary"

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"The most "comic book" comic book movie ever"

 

Backtrace"Spinning in the mud"

 

Mowgli"Uncanny jungle valley"

 

Anna and the Apocalypse"We've reached uber niche!"

 

The Favourite"Probably not a pun, but it should be--it's my favorite"

 

Ralph Breaks the Internet"The deepest piece of media that also has the floss dance"

 

Creed II"Creed : Creed II :: Rocky : Rocky II"

 

Robin Hood"For the last time, arrows are not bullets"

 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald "Doesn't break the mold, just dusts it off for more"

 

Instant Family"I'm not crying! You're crying!"

 

Widows"Viola Davis = fire"

 

They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 
 
 
 
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