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Moana: Once on This Island

Moana Voices by Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. Written by Jared Bush. Rated PG. When Hollywood talks about “diversity,”...

Bonus Film Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Unfortunately, the biggest accomplishment of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is to draw attention to the Ben Fountain novel that it's based on. That...

Film Shorts

OPENING Abattoir (R) Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw) directs this horror film about an investigative reporter (Jessica Lowndes) looking for a motive behind the murder of...

Personal Shopper: Get Ghost

An award-winner at Cannes last year, Personal Shopper has turned into an excuse for many film critics to re-assess Kristen Stewart and say, “Wow,...

Loving: Love Wins

I keep waiting for Jeff Nichols to blow me away. I know he can do it. I’ve seen everything he’s done since Take Shelter,...

La La Land: Dancing With the Stars

A movie that can blow the doors off the theater, La La Land is set in the present day, but in every other respect,...

Film Shorts

OPENING Always Shine (NR) Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald star in this thriller as two friends whose attempt to mend their friendship during a vacation...

Smart Sloane

Sometimes, my job is easy. Take Miss Sloane, for example. This movie sets Jessica Chastain in the middle of a House of Cards-style political...

Film Shorts

OPENING   Bleed for This (R) Miles Teller stars in this biography of boxing champion Vinny Pazienza. Also with Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, and...

Oh God, mother! Blood! Blood!

My movie reviews have been in hibernation for a couple of weeks, but mother! is well worth coming out of it for. After all,...