Atomic Blonde
Aug20

Atomic Blonde

The film leans heavily on Charlize’s charisma, director David Leitch’s action chops and its killer soundtrack (David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Queen, George Michael, etc.) to keep the fuel going.

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Dunkirk
Jul30

Dunkirk

It is without a doubt his most accessible work — blending in his jumbling narrative style with a traditional, though unrelenting plot. Still, in places it is surprisingly intimate, something most Nolan fans likely haven’t seen since Memento (2000) well over a decade ago. This is paired with a tone of total chaos and terror that inevitably falls to sentiment.

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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
Jun22

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Trane’s career was short, but the influence is still felt today. Scheinfeld worked overtime to put together a documentary that has the blessings of the Coltrane family, but does not soft-pedal the mercurial saxophonist.

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Doomsday Films: A Compendium
Jun10

Doomsday Films: A Compendium

The end of the world may or may not come. That Mayan calendar thing turned out to be nothing, Y2K did not cause planes to fall from the sky. Television and tent revival preachers have been predicting the end of days for generations. It may be the second coming, a rogue comet hurtling toward Earth, nuclear annihilation,
or any of many other options.

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Wonder Woman
Jun10

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is not the absolute feminist dream–no Hollywood blockbuster could be–but it’s what we’ve been waiting for. It’s devilishly witty, sexy, fierce and passionate. Superheros always stand for something–it’s what most of the DC films have been missing and, on some level, something the Marvel films have overdone.

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Churchill
Jun04

Churchill

Much has been said about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. From his articulate and fiery maxims to his dogged strategies and tortured reluctance during World War II. Giant, voluminous biographies have been written about the man.

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The Wedding Plan
May26

The Wedding Plan

Here, the narrative speaks boldly: Without someone giving you adoration, you are without reason. This is sort of regressive belief system plagues the movie’s rather frustrating 110 minute run-time.

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Obit
May17

Obit

What is an obit? Director Vanessa Gould lets the writers speak for themselves. Though the answer is not as divisive as others, there are still misconceptions related to the field.

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Fat Girl
May14

Fat Girl

Breillat’s film is emotionally visceral, deliberately uncomfortable, and cognizant of its frank take on consent and self-identity.

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After the Storm
May10

After the Storm

The sharp wit of the dialogue, the dry, morbid sense of humor and the unrestrained, candid nature of the family dynamics give the film a uniqueness of tone and entertainment that most films never match.

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