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Film Reviews

Snowden: Whitehat

In some ways, Oliver Stone suits an Edward Snowden biopic perfectly. Who better to tell the story of this generation’s foremost government whistle-blower than...

Water Landing

Named for US Airways pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Clint Eastwood’s film tells the real-life story of how, in January 2009, Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff...

Susana Gibb’s Movie Dreams

For someone who’s been acting in TV and film for more than 20 years, Susana Gibb is surprisingly ambivalent about her chosen profession. The...

Morgan Has Broken

Maybe you saw The Witch and wondered what else its young star, Anya Taylor-Joy, might be capable of. Morgan represents your first chance to...

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...