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Shirley That’s Enough

Lots of actors can express contempt, but when Elisabeth Moss grabs hold of it, it’s special. Somehow she makes that basic emotion into something...

Spaceship Earth: A Whole New World

I was a teenager in Arizona when eight scientists sequestered themselves in Biosphere 2, a geodesic dome in the desert outside Tucson containing an...

Painter and the Thief: Crimes of the Art

Movies like Topkapi and The Thomas Crown Affair would have you believe that art thieves are glamorous aesthetes who commit their crimes because of...

Lucky Grandma: Figure Eights

Last summer we saw The Farewell, a film revolving around a sweet old Chinese woman that struck a chord with American audiences. However, if...

How to Build a Girl: Dolly Rock

If you saw Booksmart, you probably didn’t look at Beanie Feldstein and think that she'd be able to slot into a naturalistic English dramedy...

Frances Ha

As you know, our governor’s executive order this past Monday allowed for movie theaters in our area (as well as other establishments) to open...

Russian Duet

Despite the rich history of Russian film, which kept going even under the Soviet regime’s censorship, not many movies from that country reach us...

Bacurau: Water Power

If you’re worried about your local multiplex during this time of no theatrical movies, you should be. Even a big chain like AMC Theatres...

Never Rarely: Autumn in New York

You don’t know what you’ve been missing until it’s in front of you. This year was shaping up to be a historic year for...

Portrait of a Lady: Hint from Héloïse

Today’s film-school term is “male gaze.” Developed in the 1970s by British film theorist Laura Mulvey, this idea holds that movies are made from...