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Kristian Lin

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Inu-Oh: Under the Bridge

Playing at multiplexes and the Modern Art Museum this weekend, Masaaki Yuasa’s Inu-Oh is a heady mash-up of Noh theater and glam rock that...

Emily the Criminal: Boxcutter

Aubrey Plaza’s transition to dramatic actress continues apace with Emily the Criminal, which opens this week. Some actors who spend years on a sitcom,...

Film Shorts // August 10-16, 2022

OPENING   Bodies Bodies Bodies (R) For a horror movie that’s structured as a sick joke, this is disappointing in both its setup and payoff. Amandla...

The Dropout: Blood Money

It is so fascinating to watch Amanda Seyfried’s lead performance in The Dropout. This actress has taken on romances like Letters to Juliet,...

Bullet Train: Ladybug Express

Something to recognize about Japanese thrillers: Ridiculous comic elements are often baked in. It’s part of their sense of humor, and the zaniness can...

Film Shorts // August 3-9, 2022

OPENING   Ali & Ava (NR) Clio Barnard’s drama is about a romance between two tortured people (Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook) in working-class England. Also...

Vengeance: Conspiracy Theory

It’s a plot as old as plots: a city slicker comes to the countryside with preconceived notions about the rural folk and then finds...

Film Shorts // July 27-August 2, 2022

OPENING   Detective vs. Sleuths (NR) This Hong Kong police thriller is about a unit tracking a serial killer who is targeting suspected killers from cold...

Hansan: Naval Ops Commander

Eight years have passed between Kim Han-min’s record-breaking period naval war film The Admiral: Roaring Currents and his prequel, Hansan: Rising Dragon, which opens...

Nope: Don’t Look Up

In the remote California desert, a horse rancher ventures out to his stable late at night to find out why the lights and sprinklers...