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OPENING  Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (NR) Cameron Monaghan stars in this thriller as a teenager who becomes a social outcast when he discovers he...

Best Documentaries of ’18

I wanted to pay tribute to as many films as possible this year, which is why I left the docs off my Top 10...

The Best Lead Performances of 2018

Always nice to see some new faces make this list, both in the sense of "new to this list" and new to our screens....

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2018

Here we are once again with my favorite recurring feature of my end-of-year coverage: The best movie dialogue of 2018. Ground rules for all...

The Best Supporting Performances of 2018

I thought I had something interesting to say for the introduction to this yearly feature of mine, but I don’t. These performances come from...

Film Shorts

OPENING  Bathtubs Over Broadway (PG-13) Dava Whisenant’s documentary profiles comedy writer Steve Young and his discovery of a rare cache of vintage recordings of Broadway...

The Top 10

I’m in pain while I compile this. It’s true that every year, I find worthy movies that fail to make even the honorable mention...

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2018

Oh, no! My Top 10 list is the start of my annual avalanche of movie coverage that exhaustively recaps all the movies I saw...

Vice: What a Dick

I stopped making box-office predictions for movies long ago, when I realized I suck at them. However, I’m making a bold one for Vice:...

Mary Poppins Returns: Go Fly a Kite

Okay, so Mary Poppins Returns is loud. That’s the first word that’s coming to mind. There are others, too: It’s energetic, boisterous, and overbearing....