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OPENING  Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (NR) Wow, this is all over the place. This Korean movie was shot concurrently with its...

Spy Partners

A middling entry in the genre of comic spy thrillers, The Spy Who Dumped Me is enlivened considerably by its unorthodox pairing of lead...

Nothing’s Fair in Eighth Grade

While we’re all taking the temperatures of the summer blockbusters and examining their contents for possible clues as to the direction of Hollywood, this...

Blindspotting: By the Bay

They say three makes it a trend, so here we have three movies in Black Panther, Sorry to Bother You, and Blindspotting, which comes...

Film Shorts

OPENING  Blindspotting (R) Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-write and co-star in this thriller about a parolee who witnesses a white cop shoot an unarmed...

M.I.6

Watching Mission: Impossible — Fallout made me feel like I was seeing a 56-year-old man’s midlife crisis dialing 911. I can’t be the only...

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OPENING  Damascus Cover (R) Jonathan Rhys-Meyers stars in this spy thriller about an Israeli agent in the Cold War years who goes undercover into Syria....

Film Shorts

OPENING  The Cakemaker (NR) This Israeli drama stars Tim Kalkhof as a German baker who travels to Israel to locate the family of his dead...

Sorry to Bother You: White Courtesy Phone

Much as I hate the Trump presidency, I love the wave of African-American satire in response to it. After the delirious highs of Get...

Whitney: Didn’t She Almost Have It All

Sometimes I write up obituaries of famous people on this site, and when they’ve died in unfortunate circumstances, I get angry responses. “What an...