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Mary Poppins Returns: Go Fly a Kite

Okay, so Mary Poppins Returns is loud. That’s the first word that’s coming to mind. There are others, too: It’s energetic, boisterous, and overbearing....

Hidden Figures: Fuzzy Math

Mathematics seems to be one of the hardest subjects for filmmakers to tackle. It's relatively easy to show the audience that a character is...

Get Out: I Am Not Your Negro

Historically, horror movies have not been a black thing. This is probably because, as many people before me have pointed out, real life for...

Housing Balloon

The best part of Pixar's new movie Up comes early on. The film starts with its main character, Carl Fredericksen, as a little boy...

Extreme Job: Chicken Cops

I was waiting my whole life for someone to make a movie about fried chicken. I didn’t know that until I actually saw Extreme...
Night Moves opens Friday

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OPENING: Night Moves (R) Jesse Eisenberg stars in this thriller by Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cut-Off) as a member of an ecoterrorist group planning to blow...

Thor: Good God Almighty

Everyone seems surprised that Kenneth Branagh is directing Thor. Well, I’m not. True, he made his name directing and starring in a string of...

Film Shorts

OPENING  Blockers (R) The movie that Neighbors 2 was trying to be. This raunchy sex comedy stars John Cena and Leslie Mann as parents who...

A Simple Favor: The Vanishing of Emily

I’ll admit I enjoyed A Simple Favor more than I expected to. That’s probably because I read the Darcey Bell thriller novel that it’s...

Crouching Tiger, Eating Panda

The latest animated family film from DreamWorks Animation, Kung Fu Panda is not as much fun as Kung Fu Hustle, but it's much better...