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Opening Embrace of the Serpent (NR) Nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, this Colombian drama is about an Amazon River shaman (Antonio Bolívar)...

Buried Child

If you’ve seen a few too many uninspired Holocaust dramas like I have, you might start to think that the subject is played out...

Film Shorts

Opening The Boy and the Beast (PG-13) This Japanese animated film by Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars) is about a street kid who stumbles upon a...

The Hop Cop

I must admit that for a Disney animated film about an adorable little bunny rabbit, Zootopia proved harder to shake off than I expected....

Unbreakable Kimmy Baker

I hate to keep harping on the subject of whitewashing, but Hollywood keeps shoving it back in my face. One of the major supporting...

Film Shorts

Opening Backtrack (R) Adrien Brody stars in this supernatural thriller as a psychiatrist who discovers that all the patients he’s been seeing are ghosts. Also...

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

I’m joining the Oscar boycott this year. It’s partly out of sympathy with #OscarsSoWhite, but it’s mostly because I don’t think any of the...

Bonus Film Review: The Mermaid

Big movies tend to come out in the Far East around Chinese New Year, and the recent festivities included the likes of Kung Fu...

Film Shorts

Opening Theeb (NR) Nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, this Jordanian movie stars Jacir Eid al-Hwietat as a Bedouin boy who must guide...

Peek-a-Boo

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve just run across the first genuinely Satanic movie of my life. Lots of horror flicks traffic in mere demonic trappings...