After the Wedding

August 7, 2019


This high melodrama proves what good actors can bring to a production that otherwise falls flat.

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Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

July 23, 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywod 2

Quentin Tarentino’s combustible fairy tale is blissfully entertaining. It also reveals a new perspective from the already legendary filmmaker.

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The Lion King

July 11, 2019

The Lion King

A true visual accomplishment, what really makes this one roar, when it does, are its very human stars.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

June 28, 2019


Fun. Remember fun? Thankfully, the MCU does and serves it up big time for us in this new chapter, one designed not just to entertain, but to make the transition into the new generation.

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The Loudest Voice: Review of Showtime’s seven-part miniseries about the late Fox News exec.

June 20, 2019

101 - 1996

There’s nothing subtle about this look at Roger Ailes. But, really, should there be?

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Toy Story 4

June 19, 2019


What a way to go (out).

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Men in Black: International

June 12, 2019


Oh, I dunno. There’s nothing inherently terrible about this calculated installment of what was originally an inspired treat. But there’s nothing particularly fun or exciting, either. Which leaves us kind of hanging there, suspended in, in this case, literal animation.

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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese.

June 10, 2019

Bob Dylan 2

Don’t even try to get your bearings in this look back at the legendary tour Bob Dylan led across America in 1975. Scorsese, whose dazzling documentaries have looked at creativity in a pretty linear way, goes full Dylan here. As much as the iconic musician loves to play with expected norms, Scorsese not only allows that, but plays along, making us want to go ‘wow’ and ‘huh?’ at the same time.

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Dark Phoenix.

June 5, 2019

Dark Pheonix

What a dismal piece of business this is! While Simon Kinberg’s chapter of the X-Men saga taps a lot of the familiar notes, this barely memorable slog feels obligatory, a weak step toward the new and hopefully more exciting future.

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May 28, 2019

Rocketman 2

Now this is my idea of a rock star biography. Flamboyant and fun, featuring dramatically aligned hit musical numbers, this toe-tapper never forgets the complicated soul of its you-thought-you-knew-him subject.

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