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Pope Francis: Frank Conversation

In February 2013, when Pope Benedict XVI stepped down due to his advancing age, the Catholic Church found itself in dire need of a...

Deadpool 2: Double Dip

Part of the trailer for Deadpool 2 has Ryan Reynolds acting out a scene with kids’ action figures, doing all the character voices himself....

Lu Over the Wall: Siren’s Songs

We’re used to animated movie musicals over here, but what about Japan? It’s puzzling that we haven’t had more anime musicals, considering Japan’s insanely...

Tully: I Need Help

Back in 2011, Jason Reitman was coming off a hellacious tear that included Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, and Young...

To Infinity War and Beyond

When I reviewed Captain America: Civil War in these pages two years ago, I said that at some point the Marvel films were going...

Backstabbing for Beginners: Diplomatic Impunity

The first problem with Backstabbing for Beginners is its title. It sounds like the name of a bitchy Heathers-like black comedy set in a...

You Were Never Really Here: Hammer Time

If you know the name of Lynne Ramsay, it may very well be from a public spat with the producers of the Western Jane...

I Feel Pretty: Witty and Bright

I'll admit I was skeptical about whether Amy Schumer's comedy would translate to the PG-13 context of her latest film I Feel Pretty, especially...

Big Fish & Begonia: Fly Like a Dolphin

Ten years ago, Kung Fu Panda came out in China, and while audiences there loved the story of animals who were martial arts warriors,...

A Quiet Place: Silence = Life

I've experienced many movies whose visuals needed to be seen on the big screen, but A Quiet Place is the first one that needs...