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Mary Poppins Returns: Go Fly a Kite

Okay, so Mary Poppins Returns is loud. That’s the first word that’s coming to mind. There are others, too: It’s energetic, boisterous, and overbearing....

Rogue One: Suicide Squad

At the risk of boasting, back when Disney and Lucasfilm announced the plot of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, I sniffed out how...

Tarantino-esque

In the way that sharks come with remoras and roadkill with crows, Quentin Tarantino films are usually followed with a tail of aesthetic imitators...

Nocturnal Animals: Creatures of Darkness

Set in sunny Southern California and the backroads of Texas, Nocturnal Animals is nevertheless a piece of work that will chill you to your...

Suspiria: Dance of Death

First, a confession: I’m not a big fan of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. The production design and the music in the 1977 horror film are...

Moana: Once on This Island

Moana Voices by Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. Written by Jared Bush. Rated PG. When Hollywood talks about “diversity,”...

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Show Must Go On

Great movies often have great performances, but I think it must be harder for an actor to give a great performance in the midst...

Bonus Film Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Unfortunately, the biggest accomplishment of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is to draw attention to the Ben Fountain novel that it's based on. That...
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Mark Hulme’s Way

A Fort Worth native now based in Dallas, Mark Hulme has spent much of his first 50 or so years building a publishing business....

Personal Shopper: Get Ghost

An award-winner at Cannes last year, Personal Shopper has turned into an excuse for many film critics to re-assess Kristen Stewart and say, “Wow,...