Sundance 2020 Review: ‘The Climb’ Finds The Funny in Toxic Friendships

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Having friends as an adult is not as easy as it is when you are a kid. Your life is more complicated, social norms...

Sundance 2020 Review: ‘Possessor’ Is A Savage Sophomore Effort From Brandon Cronenberg

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Tasya Vos. The name sounds like someone from a Bond movie. That's not too far off. Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is a corporate mercenary, but...

Sundance 2020 Review: ‘Downhill’, An Enjoyable Bunny Slopes Version Of ‘Force Majeure’

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A snapshot is just a single moment in time. Anybody can stop to grin like a fool for a photograph; it's what happens outside...

Sundance 2020 Review: ‘The Glorias’, Julie Taymor’s Gloria Steinem Biopic Is Uneven But Engaging

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Life's road is jagged, never a straight line. That's especially true for renowned feminist activist Gloria Steinem, whose life has always been colored outside...

Sundance 2020 Review: ‘Worth’, Michael Keaton Leads A Thoughtful Drama About 9/11 Victim Compensation

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What is the value of human life? Can you place a dollar figure on a person's life? "What is life worth"?  That's the question...

Sundance 2020 Review: ‘Black Bear’, Aubrey Plaza And An Actual Black Bear Highlight A...

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I don't know if there's been a movie more suited to Sundance's NEXT lineup than Black Bear, a rip-roaring, razor-sharp comedy about toxic relationships...

Sundance 2020 Review: ‘Come Away’ Gives Peter Pan And Alice In Wonderland Grim Origin...

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If Brenda Chapman's name is familiar to you, it's probably also what will draw you to Come Away. A longtime animator on Dreamworks' The...

Sundance 2020 Review: ‘The Perfect Candidate’, Haifaa al-Mansour Gets Back To Her Hopeful, Empowering...

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It's good to see Haifaa al-Mansour get back to basics, so to speak. Her 2012 debut, the uplifting, vitally-important coming of age film Wadjda,...

Review: ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Wants To Be The Next ‘Fast & Furious’, And...

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"Bad Boys Bad Boys, whatcha gonna do?" Here's an idea, let's make Bad Boys into the next Fast & Furious. That seems to be the mandate...

10 Great Overlooked Films Of 2019

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So what makes for a great overlooked film, or a hidden gem as I like to call them? For me, it's simple. Any movie...