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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...

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....

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,”...

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...

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,...