Review: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, A Breezy And Violent Tinseltown...

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I want to live in the idyllic 1969 that Quentin Tarantino glorifies in his stylish and surprisingly personal Once Upon a Time in Hollywood....

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: ‘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...

Review: ‘Burning’, Steven Yeun Shines In Lee Chang-Dong’s Hazy Psychological Thriller

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On the surface, so much of Lee Chang-dong’s Palme d'Or contender Burning is very simple. A boy of modest means and grand aspirations meets...

Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ Is #MeToo And #TimesUp Meets ‘The Purge’

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NOTE: This is a reprint of my review from the Sundance Film Festival.  Imagine the Salem Witch Trials in the age of social media. How...

Review: ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’, Lana Condor Shines In Netflix’s Best...

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“I write a letter when I have a crush so intense that I don’t know what else to do,” says Lara Jean Covey in...

Review: ‘The Miseducation Of Cameron Post’, Gay Conversion Drama Leaves A Lot Unsaid

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Maybe it's in response to the especially hostile political environment, but this is proving a fertile time in the indie circuit for gay teen...