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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Informers

On some level, I can’t help but feel sorry for Black Mass. This movie gives off every sign of wanting to be very serious...

Scorch Marks

I must admit I was a bit bewildered when I heard that last year’s The Maze Runner was getting a sequel. The dystopian YA...

Babbling Brooke

The press can’t resist a narrative, especially when it resembles a bad romantic comedy. Noah Baumbach spent the late 2000s gaining a small but...

Mile After Mile

After the success of the movie version of Wild, it seems inevitable that someone would make a film of A Walk in the Woods:...

Fifteen

Theater actress Marielle Heller became obsessed when she read The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a 2002 illustrated novel by Phoebe Gloeckner that drew...

The Hong-yi Games

The same week that The Diary of a Teenage Girl expands to Tarrant County (see above review), another teen movie hits our theaters. It’s...

Lost in America

You know Jason Segel as the adorable big cut-up from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets and especially TV’s How I Met Your Mother....

Send in the Cloud

In 2008, Shannon Cloud was 13 years old when her mother signed her up for Kamp Hollywood, a filmmaking and acting summer camp in...

Solo Effort

I’ll admit I’ve never seen the spoofy 1960s spy show on which The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is based. The film version looks promising on...

White People Problems

If you love Brooklyn hipsters, you need to see Fort Tilden, a movie that’s set right in the milieu and that opens this week...