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Film Reviews

Colossal: Seoul Destroyer

Look, I get it. You don’t like Anne Hathaway. Her adorability seems overly calculated to you. She floats through too many films with an...

Gifted: Small Figures

It’s really too bad that Marc Webb was a fan of Spider-Man. Years ago, the director of (500) Days of Summer went to Sony...

Your Name: If I Were a Boy

If you were thoroughly scouring critics’ lists of last year’s best movies, you may have run across Your Name popping up on a few...

Jason Headley Breaks In

Comedy has been a passion for Jason Headley. Before 2015, he had written, directed, and starred in a number of comedy short films, some...

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,...

T2: Talking Smack

Twenty years ago, I saw Trainspotting and thought, “Holy crap!” Danny Boyle’s drama about dead-end Scottish heroin addicts detonated on the scene in 1996,...

Beauty and the Beast: Ring My Belle

While in pre-production on La La Land, Damien Chazelle reportedly wanted Emma Watson instead of Emma Stone for the lead role. That now looks...

Long Kong

I don't mind saying I was excited when I saw the onscreen talent associated with Kong: Skull Island. Yet I felt my excitement leaking...

Logan: El Norte

In the continuing saga of the overwhelming white maleness of superhero movies, Latinos have been markedly less visible than even blacks and Asians. However,...

Get Out: I Am Not Your Negro

Historically, horror movies have not been a black thing. This is probably because, as many people before me have pointed out, real life for...