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Film Reviews

No Laughing Matter

Joker has a problem. What could have been a dark satire and a social commentary on society and its cruelty is instead a movie...

Ad Astra: Gray Space

I remain stubbornly confounded by the adulation afforded to James Gray. Other intelligent filmgoers — both in my line of work and not —...

Hustlers: Money Moves

I’ve been on the “Jennifer Lopez can act” bandwagon ever since I saw Out of Sight back in 1998. It has been rough sledding...

Brittany: We Come Running

You don’t have to be a fitness geek with 2 percent body fat to run a marathon. In fact, it’s possible to be quite...

It Stinks

This past weekend, I saw a 2½-hour movie about a bunch of social outcasts (mostly boys with one girl) who bonded when they were...

Nightingale: White Devil

Jennifer Kent is relentless. I say that with some degree of certainty, having seen the Australian filmmaker’s harrowing 2015 debut The Babadook and now...

Ne Zha: Demon Seed

Last year when I reviewed Big Fish & Begonia, I wrote about how China is playing catch-up with the rest of the Far East...

Ready or Not: Olly Olly Oxen Free

You may remember Samara Weaving making a brief but hilarious impression as the ex’s rambling fiancée in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The 27-year-old...

Blinded by the Light: Born in the U.K.

Sarfraz Manzoor hated growing up as the son of Pakistani immigrants in Britain in the 1980s, but instead of seeking out The Clash or...

Little Woods: Smuggler’s Blues

A black woman walks down the street and watches a car with a law enforcement insignia pass by her in the other direction. She...