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Film Reviews

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...

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

A certain contemporary jazz musical looks set to run roughshod over the major awards on Oscar night, which makes my annual piece that much...

A Cure for Wellness : It’s in the Water

Maybe you’ve seen the creepy trailer for A Cure for Wellness. The movie itself lives up to it. It’s so creepy that creepy actor...

Toni Erdmann: The Greatest Love

I notice that only one week after Toni Erdmann opened in Dallas theaters, it's already closing down there this weekend. This is despite the...

The Lego Batman Movie: Everything Is Batman

A lot of things have made the recent DC Comics movies look bad, but nothing has made them look worse than The Lego Batman...