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Long Kong

I don't mind saying I was excited when I saw the onscreen talent associated with Kong: Skull Island. Yet I felt my excitement leaking...

Logan: El Norte

In the continuing saga of the overwhelming white maleness of superhero movies, Latinos have been markedly less visible than even blacks and Asians. However,...

Film Shorts

OPENING Before I Fall (PG-13) Zoey Deutch is better than this teen flick that she’s headlining. She portrays a popular girl in high school who...

Get Out: I Am Not Your Negro

Historically, horror movies have not been a black thing. This is probably because, as many people before me have pointed out, real life for...

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

A certain contemporary jazz musical looks set to run roughshod over the major awards on Oscar night, which makes my annual piece that much...

Film Shorts

OPENING Bitter Harvest (PG-13) Max Irons stars in this thriller set in the 1930s as a Ukrainian artist who resists when the Soviet Union carries...

Film Shorts

OPENING Everybody Loves Somebody (PG-13) Karla Souza stars in this comedy as a single L.A. doctor who asks a co-worker (Ben O’Toole) to pose as...

A Cure for Wellness : It’s in the Water

Maybe you’ve seen the creepy trailer for A Cure for Wellness. The movie itself lives up to it. It’s so creepy that creepy actor...

Toni Erdmann: The Greatest Love

I notice that only one week after Toni Erdmann opened in Dallas theaters, it's already closing down there this weekend. This is despite the...

The Lego Batman Movie: Everything Is Batman

A lot of things have made the recent DC Comics movies look bad, but nothing has made them look worse than The Lego Batman...