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El Royale With Cheese

It took us 24 years, but we finally got a Pulp Fiction clone that’s worthy of standing beside the original. That would be Bad...

A Star Is Born: Last Number

It’s an evergreen story, the one about a star on her way up marrying a star on his way down. That’s why A Star...

Fahrenheit 11/9: “How the Fuck Did We Get Here?”

If the Trump administration didn’t exist, Michael Moore might have invented it. After all, his previous documentary, 2015's Where to Invade Next, was about...

A Simple Favor: The Vanishing of Emily

I’ll admit I enjoyed A Simple Favor more than I expected to. That’s probably because I read the Darcey Bell thriller novel that it’s...

Oh, Mandy!

Here's an exercise: 211, Looking Glass, The Runner, The Humanity Bureau, Inconceivable, Vengeance: A Love Story, Army of One, Dog Eat Dog, The Trust,...

To Catch a Predator

Why am I not surprised that Shane Black is the filmmaker who cast a convicted sex-offender buddy of his and had him play a...

Searching History

We cap off what some Hollywood-watching wags have dubbed "Asian August" with a gripping thriller called Searching. For all the merited hoopla over Crazy...

Bad Englishmen

Today’s topic is toxic masculinity. Wait, what am I saying? Our president is a man who bragged about sexually assaulting women, and as long...

Papillon: A Man Escaped

A petty criminal convicted of murder (wrongly, he claimed), Henri “Papillon” Charrière published his story in 1970, captivating French readers with his account of...

Crazy Rich Asians: Singapore Swing

Among us Asian-Americans, the anticipation for Crazy Rich Asians has been something like what African-Americans felt for Black Panther. The difference is, African-Americans have...