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Equity: The Women of Wall Street

I’ll admit, it never occurred to me that we might need a female version of all those high-finance dramas that we’ve seen ever since...

Southside With You: Obama Afternoon

Barack Obama isn’t out of office yet, and already I’m nostalgic for his presidency. I’d probably appreciate his easy communication and cool leadership in...

The Tunnel: Beneath the Surface

Two years ago, a ferry called the MV Sewol capsized off the southwestern tip of South Korea, leaving more than 300 people (most of...

Hell or High Water: Texas Hold-Up

The big economic recession that hit eight years ago has inspired its share of films like 99 Homes and The Big Short, but even...

Kubo and the Two Strings: Paperboy

I must confess I’m less enamored with Kubo and the Two Strings than most other people seem to be. This stop-motion animated film is...

Pete’s Dragon: Beast of the Northern Wild

Disney Studios continue to raid their back catalog of animated hits to remake into live-action films for a new era, and so far I’ve...

Florence Foster Jenkins: Murder on the High Cs

Meryl Streep has proven her singing ability time and again, so it seems more than a bit perverse to cast her as one of...

Bonus Film Review: Suicide Squad

Once upon a time, Warner Brothers revived its Batman series with a talented young director at the helm named Christopher Nolan. And it was...

Five Nights in Maine: Loved and Lost

Opening this week at AMC Grapevine Mills for a limited run, Five Nights in Maine is a racially charged two-hander of a bereavement drama...

He’s Trippin’

At 52, David Reyes took a while to finally finish his first fiction film. “I was part of that sad generation that saw Star Wars...