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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Odds and Ends

One of my favorite regular features is this one that I do around this time every year. It’s my way of writing about a...

Get Out: I Am Not Your Negro

Historically, horror movies have not been a black thing. This is probably because, as many people before me have pointed out, real life for...

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...

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,”...

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...

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,...

La La Land: Dancing With the Stars

A movie that can blow the doors off the theater, La La Land is set in the present day, but in every other respect,...

Loving: Love Wins

I keep waiting for Jeff Nichols to blow me away. I know he can do it. I’ve seen everything he’s done since Take Shelter,...

Oh God, mother! Blood! Blood!

My movie reviews have been in hibernation for a couple of weeks, but mother! is well worth coming out of it for. After all,...

A Taxi Driver: Korea Cab

If it's August, it must be time for Korean movies. While Hollywood takes its annual breather between the summer blockbusters and the fall prestige...