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Dream: One Horse Town

First comes the documentary with a remarkable inspirational story, then comes the inferior fiction version of it headlined by A-list stars. James Marsh’s Oscar-winning...

Riders of Justice: Mads for Revenge

With his drooping eyelids and aquiline nose, Mads Mikkelsen is often typecast by Hollywood as villains — surely you remember him hitting James Bond’s...

Spiral: Sign of the Pig

The original Saw series is a relic of the post-9/11 time when we wanted to watch bastards pay for whatever in the slowest and...

Wrath of Man: H Is for Heat

Sometimes in life, you just want to see Jason Statham shooting people. My last few movie reviews have required me to be quite serious...

Truffle Hunters: White Gold

Marcella Hazan was a great expert on Italian cuisine, and I remember reading in her The Classic Italian Cook Book that farmers would forage...

Slalom: Après Ski

The first shot of Slalom is of a teenage girl’s ass. This French movie which played at last year’s virtual Cannes Film Festival has...

In the Earth: Lost in the Woods

Most filmmaking activity has shut down during this pandemic, but not all of it. Inevitably, some directors were always going to look at the...

Odds and Ends

I couldn’t get to the few movies that are being released in theaters this week, so I thought I’d run another of my yearly...

French Exit: Frances in France

You see what Michelle Pfeiffer can do when she’s focused. This actress lit up Hollywood in the late ’80s and all through the ’90s...

Godzilla vs. Kong: Monster Smackdown

I have to say, this current series of Hollywood movies about Godzilla feels like the wrong kind of throwback. Taken as a whole, ...