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Film Reviews

‘Babylon Berlin’ Is a Seductive, Gritty, Film-Noir-Basted Wonder

Netflix’s original series explores Germany’s fragile but culturally fertile Weimar Republic in 1929. Read story.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

‘Beyond the Opposite Sex’: ‘Transition’ Not Catchall Definition for Everyone with Gender Dysphoria

Documentary reinforces the idea that people who transition are defined by their character, not their gender affirmation. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

‘You Were Never Really Here’ Is a Dark, Haunting Trip

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, writer/director Lynne Ramsay’s experimental thriller goes against the grain of the vigilante genre. Read story.

Monday, April 30, 2018

‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ Gets a Bit Too Undone at Times

It’s a stew of a film that lures viewers into its tasty trap without fully satisfying. Read story.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

‘A Quiet Place’ Ushers In Return of Creativity and Suspense in Horror

Director John Krasinski has reinvigorated modern thriller storytelling with a script, setting, and production that are original and fantastically constructed. Read story.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Is Easy and Uncluttered

Writer/director is at his meticulously whimsical best with the stop-motion feature. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Is an Engrossing, Memorable Adventure

Although the plot development is a little rushed at times, the story is suspenseful, engaging, and visually stunning. Read story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dark Comedy ‘Barry’ Dazzles in Series Opener

Bill Hader stars as a reluctant hitman in his fab new show on HBO. Read story.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

‘Itzhak’ Gives Glimpse Into Violinist Itzhak Perlman’s Life

Director Alison Chernick presents a touching and persuasive documentary on the celebrity virtuoso. Read story.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

‘Wrinkle in Time’ Is an Empowerment Powerhouse

Replete with beautiful backdrops and stunning effects, this story possesses both significance and magic. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘Ramen Heads’ Takes Viewers on Mouth Watering Journey

Japanese documentary delves into the specialized world of legendary gourmet ramen makers. Read story.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

‘Thoroughbreds’ Portrays Contradictory Impulses of Affirmation and Destruction

Film homes in on the primitive and the savage at the core of WASP affluence. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

‘Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy’ Is Dreamy and Visually Gorgeous

Thomas Riedelsheimer’s documentary paints a portrait of an artist who continues to evolve and invent. Read story.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

‘The Party’ Tells of a Soiree Gone Wrong

The dark comedy posits that “right” and “wrong” are not always black and white, even though it may seem that way. Read story.

Friday, March 9, 2018

‘Oh Lucy!’ Goes Dark Before the Light Comes in Again

The film tells of a woman coming apart and looking for a way back into normality that has suddenly morphed. Read story.

Friday, March 9, 2018
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