Review: ‘The Souvenir’, Pain Gives Way To Hope In Joanna Hogg’s Captivating Coming-Of-Age Drama

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Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir feels like someone taking a deep exhalation of confusion, frustration, and anger after a long time of holding it in....

Review: ‘Charlie Says’, Peace, Love, And Murder In A Middling Manson Family Drama

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Charles Manson and the Manson family left a path of carnage and destruction in their wake during the late '60s and early '70s. Many members of...

Review: ‘Detective Pikachu’, Pokémon Are The Real Stars Of This Enjoyably Silly Whodunit

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Pokémon have existed as a multimedia phenomenon for three decades, spawning loads of video games, anime, and hit animated movies such as 1999's The...

Review: Zhang Yimou’s ‘Shadow’ Finds Balance Of Action And Political Intrigue

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Sometimes even the great ones make a misstep. Zhang Yimou's misguided foray into Hollywood filmmaking wasn't as bad as some others, but it was...

Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, James Cameron’s Manga Adaptation Kicks Robo-Butt

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Finally, a live-action manga adaptation we can all get excited over. Alita: Battle Angel has been in the works for a long time, once...

Sundance Review: ‘The Report’, Adam Driver Investigates CIA Torture In Riveting Political Drama

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There's a great scene in Scott Z. Burns' The Report when a TV news item airs proclaiming to tell the full story about the capture...

Sundance Review: ‘Honey Boy’, Shia LaBeouf Gets Serious In Exploring His Troubled Past

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Trust me, I understand if the idea of Shia LaBeouf making a movie about his own troubled childhood reeks of some woe-is-me bullshit, an...

Review: Joe Cornish’s ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Is A Fun, Kid-Friendly Spin...

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Welcome back, Joe Cornish. Don't make us wait this long again. The director of 2011's awesome alien invasion flick Attack the Block has hardly...

Review: ‘Escape Room’ Cannot Escape Typical Thriller Movie Clichés

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  Escape rooms are all the rage right now, so it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to get in the mix...

Review: ‘The Favourite’, Emma Stone And Rachel Weisz Engage In Bawdy Palace Intrigue

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*NOTE: This is an edited reprint of my review from the Middleburg Film Festival. The Favourite is open now in limited release, expanding next...