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Film Reviews

Moonlight: Black Boy, Blue Boy

Amid this current efflorescence of African-American cinema that we are lucky enough to be living through, there has been a curious void. Where is...

Arrival: Graphic Language

Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” is a terrific and well-nigh unfilmable piece of science fiction. Frequently told in the future tense, this lengthy...

The Handmaiden: Pickpocket

Korean movies don’t talk about homosexuality. Homosexuality is legal in South Korea, but a majority of people still disapprove, so it seldom comes up...

Hacksaw Ridge: They Also Serve

The attempted career rehabilitation of Mel Gibson continues with Hacksaw Ridge, a World War II film about a real-life American soldier who became a...

American Honey: Lucky Star

You may not know who Andrea Arnold is, but she’s a genius. The native of Kent, England, has made films only sporadically in her...

American Pastoral: Trouble in Paradise

Philip Roth is unquestionably one of the titans of American literature, and yet the cinematic landscape is littered with unsatisfactory adaptations of his work:...

Keeping Up With the Joneses: Spy, Neighbor!

I came to a hard conclusion after watching Keeping Up With the Joneses: Zach Galifianakis should not be a leading man. Don’t get me...

The Big G

Sometimes your work and your passions collide. In other words, I’m getting paid to write about a Godzilla movie. Thankfully, Shin Godzilla is pretty...

Gabriel Horn Gets Sketchy

Gabriel Horn’s latest adventure started eight years ago at an art auction in Los Angeles. The Fort Worth actor was looking to buy some...

The Dressmaker: Sew Vindictive

I suspect that if I were Australian, I’d think The Dressmaker was the best thing I’d seen. After all, it is a nice showcase...