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Son Ye-jin demonstrates her derring-do during a naval battle in The Pirates.

Princess of Whales

They say that comedy can be highly culturally specific, and I can tell you it’s true after staring uncomprehendingly at the Korean movie Miss...
Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl take up a crusade for the truth in The Fifth Estate.

Springing Leaks

Is Julian Assange a hero or a creep? Going into The Fifth Estate, I entertained both opinions about the founder of WikiLeaks. However, this...
Yes, your movie is that terrible. Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike in Hector and the Search for Happiness.

Stop Hectoring Me

And now, ladies and gentlemen, comes one of the year’s most insufferable movies, Hector and the Search for Happiness. Simon Pegg’s collaboration with Edgar...

Film Shorts // May 26 – June 1, 2021

OPENING   American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally (R) This drama is based on the real-life trial of the radio broadcaster (Meadow Williams) who broadcast...

I Taped an Alien

If The Fourth Kind had come out next spring, we could have dismissed it as a Johnny-come-lately rip-off of Paranormal Activity. Coming out now,...

Possessor: Some Bodies

I’m trying to avoid the clichés endemic to film critics when I’m talking about Andrea Riseborough, but it isn’t easy resisting the temptation to...

Stangled Web

Hmmm, what do we make of men writing all the R-rated female-centric comedies these days? Look at Neighbors 2, the upcoming Bad Moms, and...

Film Shorts // June 28 – July 4, 2023

OPENING   The Childe (NR) This drama stars Kang Tae-ju as a Korean-Filipino amateur boxer who seeks money to pay for medical treatment for his gravely...

Film Shorts

OPENING The Founder (PG-13) Michael Keaton stars in this biography of Ray Kroc, who hijacked McDonald’s from the company’s original founders. Also with Nick Offerman,...

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...