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Young Jiro Horikoshi holds an imaginary conversation with an Italian aviation pioneer in The Wind Rises.

Jiro Dreams of Aircraft

I never took Hayao Miyazaki seriously when he claimed that The Wind Rises would be his last movie. It seems that the now-73-year-old director...

The Big Sick: Diss Ease

And now I've found the romantic comedy of the summer and perhaps the year. Nice to have that squared away. Kumail Nanjiani, the Pakistani-American...

Out of the Past

Unlike painting or sculpture, movies exist in time, a fact that we’re reminded of whenever we hurry to grab a seat before the 7:20...

The Tunnel: Beneath the Surface

Two years ago, a ferry called the MV Sewol capsized off the southwestern tip of South Korea, leaving more than 300 people (most of...

Atonal Music

I must confess, Freddie Highmore is starting to scare me a bit (in a good way, though). The London native is 15 years old...

Drive by Night

If you were one of the hate-watchers who left Batman vs. Superman worn out and frustrated, maybe what you need is a lo-fi superhero...

Jane Eyre: Viewer, I Married Him

A girl in petticoats and great distress runs across a fog-encrusted heath while lush orchestral music on the soundtrack speaks to the tumult in...

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...

Widows: Four Funerals and a Robbery

After making a movie like 12 Years a Slave, you can hardly fault Steve McQueen for wanting to lighten up for his next film....

Radio Days

I have to admit, I have no idea whether the film version of A Prairie Home Companion is a good movie or not. I...