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Film Reviews

Meta Man

With Deadpool, the Marvel Comics movies definitively burst into their decadent phase. Other superhero films (including some of Marvel’s) have riffed comically about the...

Happy Returns

At first, it was all good for 45 Years. After winning the Silver Bear (runner-up) prize at the prestigious Berlinale last year, this British...

Bonus Movie Review: Hail, Caesar!

Over the weekend, I watched the Super Bowl and got caught up on this week's movies, and I got far more entertainment value from...

Pick Again

I like Teresa Palmer. The athletic blonde Australian, who turns 30 this month, is equally at home in comedies like Take Me Home Tonight...

Lone Star Images

Caroline Frick started the Texas Archive of the Moving Image in her tiny apartment in Austin in 2002. “It was a surreal, bootstrap kind...

Heavy Seas

Don’t confuse The Finest Hours with These Final Hours. The latter is an Australian movie about the apocalypse that I reviewed last spring. The...

Bears Repeating

The previous installments of the Kung Fu Panda series came out in the summer, but Kung Fu Panda 3 is timed to Chinese New...

Odds and Ends

I watched even more movies this year (more than 300!) than usual, which afforded me more opportunities to see weird and wacky smaller films....

Women in Love

There’s a proud tradition of gay male film directors who make their best movies about women: George Cukor, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pedro Almodóvar, François...

Masked and Anomalous

It so happens that this week’s Film page features two movies that played at last November’s Lone Star Film Festival. Carol was the main...