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The Farewell

Bucking current movie trends, "The Farewell" opens with words that read "based on an actual lie." It won me over right then because...

Crawl

Part of summer's definition for moviegoers includes sharks on screen, but this season's sharp-toothed water predators take on a different...

Midsommar

Horror stays dark despite the light of "Midsommar" in a new film featuring colorful flowers, flowing white costumes and lots of bright...

Yesterday

Featuring music from a hugely successful rock band, an Oscar winner's direction and a screenplay by a certified hitmaker, the movie...

All is True

Like Shakespeare in Love, the new movie "All is True" imagines a life for the bard. More of a "Shakespeare in Grief," the story starts...

Anna

Director Luc Besson could get really mad at how the new movie Anna rips off so many elements from his film Nikita — except he's the...

Souvenir

In her movie "The Souvenir," writer director Joanna Hogg explores a toxic and slowly debilitating love affair like one she experienced...

Rocketman

Though dealing with familiar issues, "Rocketman" takes off with more intense energy than most movies about popular music stars. Addiction...

Tales of the City

Netflix just advanced "Tales of the City," a limited series with appeal for today's binge-viewers plus longtime PBS fans who may remember...

Book Smart

Book Smart shows film smarts with clever scripting and energetic visuals that take it to brassier realms than high school/coming-of-age...

Wine Country

Despite its funny stars and vineyard setting, the new Netflix film "Wine Country" focuses more on fears induced by middle age than on...

Road Trip

For film critics, going on vacation often represents no movie watching as we escape our regular activities, which works out perfectly...

Avengers: Endgame

Describing the massive destruction he causes for the Avengers series, bad guy Thanos proclaims: "I am inevitable." And given the...

Penguins

A box office hit and Oscar winner, the documentary "March of the Penguins" from 2005 should have ended any need for further arctic bird...

John Wick 3

Optimists looking for the good side of everything can find educational value in the hyper violent and hugely paranoiac third John Wick...

Little

"Little:" the movie I wanted to like in a big way. And, for lots of reasons. Reason one: it features Regina Hall. From such television...

The Mustang

Northern Nevada plays a big role in "The Mustang" featuring the state prison's wild horse training program. The program joins two similar...

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