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I, Tonya: Skatewreck

As a teenager, I came across a glowing Sports Illustrated profile of Tonya Harding during the run-up to the 1992 Winter Olympics. Reading the...

The Post: My God, the Fun!

Steven Spielberg's The Post isn’t a great movie, but it is a timely one, and sometimes that’s even better. As we watch its characters...

The Best Documentaries of 2017

The types of documentaries that tend to win awards and appear on lists like this one are films that tackle Big Issues: wars, the...

Molly’s Game: Hand in My Pocket

The most surprising thing about Aaron Sorkin’s directing debut, Molly’s Game, is that it’s about a woman. Sorkin is one of Hollywood’s most famous...

The Top 10 Movies of 2017

Movies are supposed to be an escape, and Heaven knows there was plenty to escape from this year. Then again, movies are also art,...

Darkest Hour: Not Their Finest

I'm going to start this negative review of Darkest Hour by saying good things about this film. First of all, this is the best...

The Greatest Showman: Hokum

It's been quite a ride for Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, hasn't it? Just 13 months ago, you'd have needed to be a pretty...

Shape of Water: God and Monster

You know that Guillermo Del Toro is Mexican, and his latest cinematic fairy tale The Shape of Water is set in America, but watching...

Star Wars: Last Luke

I’ve been a Rian Johnson fan ever since I saw his wildly original debut film Brick. I was legitimately excited to hear he was...

Disaster Artist: Tommy Boy

Good news, everyone: We found the role that James Franco was born to play. It is the part of Tommy Wiseau, the mysterious, eccentric...