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Last Black Man: I Left My Heart

Of all the great African-American movies I’ve seen in this decade, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is the hardest to categorize. It’s...

Toy Story 4: Yo Gabby Gabby

I was skeptical heading into Toy Story 4, wondering what the series had left to say. I conveniently forgot how I had the same...

American Woman: Raw Sienna

It must have been in 2003 when I happened to catch a few episodes of a British comedy cop show called Keen Eddie. (I...

Dead Don’t Die: Police vs. Zombies

I suspect that I would find The Dead Don’t Die much cooler if I’d seen it 20 years ago. Alas, this century has spoiled...

Late Night Showing

We’ve had some workplace comedies recently that aren’t about young women trying to break in but rather about older women who’ve reached the top...

Gangster Cop Devil: Roadkills

Back in the 1990s, after the success of The Silence of the Lambs, it seemed like five or 10 Hollywood movies every year were...

Rocketman: Dear John

It’s one of the less likely stories of rock history: How did a stocky, balding, bespectacled, obviously gay, not wildly good-looking piano player from...

Booksmart: Wildin’ Out

A little more than 11 years ago, Superbad came out, and amid the general appreciation for that classic of teen raunch, some people fairly...

Aladdin: When You Wish

What kinds of roles do actors of Middle Eastern descent play? Either they’re terrorists or they’re virtuous souls who suffer from terrorism, violence, prejudice,...

Summer Movie Guide

As far as movies are concerned, summer started last month with Avengers: Endgame, which is probably going to be the biggest box-office hit of...