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Pretty, Pretty Good Finale

If you’re a long-time HBO viewer, it’s hard not hear the carnivalesque theme to Curb Your Enthusiasm (“Frolic” by composer Luciano Michelini) directly after the...

Film Shorts // May 8-14, 2024

OPENING   Aggro Dr1ft (NR) The latest film by Harmony Korine is a dreamlike portrait of a contract killer. Starring Joshua Tilley, Jordi Mollà, Devon James,...

Fall Guy: Take the Plunge

We don’t appreciate stunt performers enough, and I say that as a guy who will spend an idle five minutes watching movie and TV...

Mars Express: Red Planet Revolt

I wasn’t looking for a French update of Ghost in the Shell, but now that one is playing this weekend at AMC Grapevine Mills,...

Challengers: Love Match

The astronomy guys have this thing called the three-body problem, which you may have heard of lately because it gave its name to a...

Film Shorts // May 1-7, 2024

OPENING   Aa Okkati Adakku (NR) This Telugu-language romantic comedy stars Allari Naresh, Faria Abdullah, Vennela Kishore, Harsha Chemudu, and Jamie Lever. (Opens Friday) Chief of Station...

The Most Overlooked Movies of All Time*

* according to me and 838 other film critics Right, so here’s how it all went down. In 2022, Sight & Sound magazine ran its...

Boy Kills World: Don’t Speak

It’s not often that a fictional character sums up the premise of his movie better than I could, but that’s what happens in Boy...

Film Shorts // April 24-30, 2024

OPENING   Babylicious (NR) This Pakistani romantic comedy stars Shehroz Sabzwari as a man who moves heaven and earth to disrupt the wedding of the woman...

Sasquatch Sunset: The Last of Us

I don’t know if Sasquatch Sunset will wind up being the strangest movie I see in 2024, but it will definitely be a big...