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I’m Your Woman: Rogue Jean

Last year, Julia Hart caught my attention with her film Fast Color, and I’m still baffled why that science-fiction thriller didn’t get more attention....

The Prom: High School Musical

When Ryan Murphy was announced as the director of a filmed version of a recent Broadway musical, I and other watchers of his TV...

Ma Rainey: Levee Sings the Blues

When Chadwick Boseman died this past summer, we heard that he had one performance left in the can, a starring role in a film...

Holiday Movie Preview

As of this writing, there is one major Hollywood blockbuster scheduled to come out in theaters before the end of the year. It is...

Sound of Metal: The Rest Is Silence

Like many other things in this world, movies tend not to be made for deaf people. Sure, one can always turn on the subtitles...

Happiest Season: Straight Faces

Gay people have many movies to call their own but not a Christmas movie. When you consider that Lifetime, Hallmark, and Netflix put out...

Martin Eden: London, Italy

This past February, I would have bet money that The Call of the Wild would be the best Jack London adaptation of the year....

The Climb: Worstie

The Climb begins with a deliciously funny nine-minute single take, as best friends Mikey (Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin) cycle up a...

Freaky: Kill Switch

Three years ago, Christopher Landon’s Happy Death Day found some great laughs by applying the conceit of Groundhog Day to a slasher film. Now,...

Ammonite: Museum Piece

I hate making the same comparison as every other film critic, but sometimes two movies bear so many similarities that ignoring it only makes...