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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,...

Timothy Green: Autumn Leaves

The word “odd” is entirely appropriate in the title of The Odd Life of Timothy Green. This family-oriented movie has the bad luck to...

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,...

Hunger Games: Girl on Fire

When it comes to adapting Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games to film, the big challenge is that the book is so many different...

Oh God, mother! Blood! Blood!

My movie reviews have been in hibernation for a couple of weeks, but mother! is well worth coming out of it for. After all,...

Animal World: House of Cards

I just saw this Chinese film called Animal World at AMC Grapevine Mills, and while it's not much good as a movie, it poses...

Smart Sloane

Sometimes, my job is easy. Take Miss Sloane, for example. This movie sets Jessica Chastain in the middle of a House of Cards-style political...

Allied: Love During Wartime

Allied Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by Steven Knight. Rated R. To answer your question, I don’t know whether Marion...

Love, Simon: Am I Blue?

Maybe the reason I'm not as much in love with Love, Simon as everyone else is because I've seen this type of teen coming-out-of-the-closet...

Blade Runner 2049: One of Us

The original Blade Runner was a box-office flop when it came out in 1981. Sometimes this gets forgotten about movies that acquire the reputation...