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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Justin Sherburn Sets the Score

Born in Fort Worth 42 years ago, Justin Sherburn may be based out of Austin now, but he still has fond memories of the...