The Loneliest Whale

January 11, 2022 by

What could have been a somewhat interesting scientific journey, searching for a whale on its own in the vast seas, casts even wider ripples as it hits the screen today, during a time when so many of us feel cut off from our own, lonely and hungry for community.

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The 355

January 6, 2022 by

What was probably a well intentioned distaff take on the standard spy action picture feels more like an adequate throwback. Not smart enough to be a satire, not convinced enough to come at us like the real thing. It’s somewhere in the middle. And, right now, for some, that might not be so terrible.

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The Tender Bar

January 5, 2022 by

There are one and a half reasons to watch this coming of ager. For some, those may be enough.

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Joanna Langfield’s Top Ten Movies, 2021

December 30, 2021 by

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December 23, 2021 by

The Matrix Resurrections

Lana Wachowski goes for broke here. And, oh yeah, there are a lot of effects, too.

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December 21, 2021 by

The Tragedy of Macbeth

The promise of the combo: Coen, Washington, McDormand and, oh yeah, Shakespeare, may be scintillating, the result is every bit as stunning as we’d hoped.

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Parallel Mothers

December 21, 2021 by

Pedro Almodovar’s melodrama is a full bodied toast to motherhood, the good, the bad and the oh so complicated.

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Being the Ricardos

December 19, 2021 by

I’m all for showing the love for Lucy (and Desi) but I’m not sure this homage will make us feel it.

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The King’s Man

December 19, 2021 by

This origins story is a little bit schizophrenic, and a little bit fun.

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Nightmare Alley

December 14, 2021 by

Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the 1940’s film noir is appropriately creepy. It’s also weirdly cold, which, sadly, neutralizes the whole damn thing.

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