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Ophelia: Too Much of Water

Remember Hamlet 2? In that flawed and awesome comedy, an Arizona drama teacher wants so badly for the characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet to survive...

Yesterday: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

Inevitably, I came to the Beatles through the movies. I was dimly aware of them in my childhood, but when John Lennon was killed,...

Whistle While You Work

Fort Worth has much to offer the film industry, and Rob Smat took advantage. He shot a large chunk of The Last Whistle here...

Last Black Man: I Left My Heart

Of all the great African-American movies I’ve seen in this decade, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is the hardest to categorize. It’s...

Toy Story 4: Yo Gabby Gabby

I was skeptical heading into Toy Story 4, wondering what the series had left to say. I conveniently forgot how I had the same...

American Woman: Raw Sienna

It must have been in 2003 when I happened to catch a few episodes of a British comedy cop show called Keen Eddie. (I...

Dead Don’t Die: Police vs. Zombies

I suspect that I would find The Dead Don’t Die much cooler if I’d seen it 20 years ago. Alas, this century has spoiled...

Late Night Showing

We’ve had some workplace comedies recently that aren’t about young women trying to break in but rather about older women who’ve reached the top...

Gangster Cop Devil: Roadkills

Back in the 1990s, after the success of The Silence of the Lambs, it seemed like five or 10 Hollywood movies every year were...

Rocketman: Dear John

It’s one of the less likely stories of rock history: How did a stocky, balding, bespectacled, obviously gay, not wildly good-looking piano player from...