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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

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...

Apocalypse: Four Horsemen

Just a few weeks after I praised Captain America: Civil War for going away from the “all-powerful baddie trying to destroy the world” model...

Nice Guys: Black Humor

Shane Black famously wrote the script for Lethal Weapon while still in his early 20s and then spent the better part of a decade...

Angry Birds: Red Mist

Movies based on video games continue to earn their wretched reputation, and I’m afraid The Angry Birds Movie won’t do anything to change that....

In Love With Love

Michael Gans saw his future in film when he was in his early teens, after seeing Grand Canyon, Lawrence Kasdan’s 1991 drama telling the...

Helicopter Parenting

A few weeks ago in my review of Hello, My Name Is Doris, I wrote about the slight uptick we’re seeing in movies made...