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Film Reviews

The BFG: The Bigger They Are …

A few months ago, many observers were stunned when Mark Rylance won the Oscar for Best Supporting actor for his work on Bridge of...

The Neon Demon: Fashion Victims

Maybe you heard that Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon caused boos and walkouts at Cannes. Sometimes it seems like every movie does that,...
The Phenom

The Phenom: Mental Games

You’ve seen Johnny Simmons around. The almost unbearably cute 29-year-old Dallas product has distinguished himself in Hollywood as the doomed boyfriend in Jennifer’s Body,...

Blue Tang Clan

Maybe you heard rumors about a human lesbian couple turning up in Pixar’s Finding Dory. I was prepared to ignore the issue, but it...

Cry Wolfe

Genius is a movie about Thomas Wolfe. I don’t mean the 1960s journalist who coined the term “radical chic.” That writer became known as...

Presto!

Back in 2013, Now You See Me was seen by audiences as a nice surprise and by critics as largely flashy but empty sleight...

Tour de Francia

Do I really need to say at this point that American movies have failed Latino audiences? Well, yes, actually. After all, what may be...

All the Single People

However much is wrong with American capitalism, it could be worse. Just look at Greece, where mismanagement has led to mass unemployment, falling income,...

Death Pool

Maybe you saw I Am Love, the 2010 romantic tragedy that introduced many Americans to the Sicilian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino. His follow-up feature is...

Suddenly Susan

I come to you this week as a Whit Stillman fan. There may not be that many of us, but our passion for his...