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Backstabbing for Beginners: Diplomatic Impunity

The first problem with Backstabbing for Beginners is its title. It sounds like the name of a bitchy Heathers-like black comedy set in a...

You Were Never Really Here: Hammer Time

If you know the name of Lynne Ramsay, it may very well be from a public spat with the producers of the Western Jane...

I Feel Pretty: Witty and Bright

I'll admit I was skeptical about whether Amy Schumer's comedy would translate to the PG-13 context of her latest film I Feel Pretty, especially...

Big Fish & Begonia: Fly Like a Dolphin

Ten years ago, Kung Fu Panda came out in China, and while audiences there loved the story of animals who were martial arts warriors,...

A Quiet Place: Silence = Life

I've experienced many movies whose visuals needed to be seen on the big screen, but A Quiet Place is the first one that needs...

Isle of Dogs: The Search for Spots

I’ve seen a lot of movies about dogs, and as with most other subjects, some of them have been terrific (Best in Show) and...

Ready Player One: Game Nights

Back in the 1980s, Steven Spielberg said that video games would become art the day they made someone cry. I think that already happened...

Unsane: I Think I’m Paranoid

Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane is the latest in a grand tradition of movies about young women incarcerated in madhouses who don’t actually belong there. The...

Love, Simon: Am I Blue?

Maybe the reason I'm not as much in love with Love, Simon as everyone else is because I've seen this type of teen coming-out-of-the-closet...

Thoroughbreds: Horse Play

We’re getting a bunch of high-profile teen flicks this month, and I’ve seen them all by now, but the only one I care to...