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Reviewed: 'Blade Runner 2049'

The sequel presents a bleak vision of the future with a stunning command of space and scale. Read story.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Reviewed: ‘Loving Vincent’

Film is an artistic masterpiece. Read story.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Reviewed: ‘Django’

This biopic explores Django Reinhart’s life during the Nazi occupation of France. Read story.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

‘The Big Sick’

Film is a huge step forward for diversity in Hollywood, and is all the funnier and more painful for the crossed wires of Pakistani and American cultures.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’

This fascinating documentary packs a lot of info, sobering sociocultural revelations, and stirring music into a revelatory two-hour journey.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

‘Dolores’

The film gives valuable, equal time to Dolores Huerta, an undeservedly lesser-known but vitally important figure in the farmworker struggle and grape boycott. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Deepest State

New documentary ‘Icarus’ exposes Russian sports doping scheme. Read story.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

‘The Exception’

Even Christopher Plummer can’t save this film; check out reruns of Hogan’s Heroes instead. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

It Comes At Night

Playing on fears, this survivalist horror flick is a surreal thought-provoker. Read story.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Boatmaker Screens at S.B. Maritime Museum

Ken Minor will speak on his hand-built sailboat. Read story.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Megan Leavey

Kate Mara portrays a complex woman who refuses to give up. Read story.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

‘Chuck’ Ain’t Requiem for a Heavyweight

Film captures wonderfully naturalistic gritty graininess of ’70s movies. Read story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

“Alien: Covenant’

This prequel has nothing left to hide, but does offer legitimate spookiness. Read story.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

‘Lost City of Z’ Is Subtly Powerful

The slow-paced thought-provoker examines Amazonian exploration. Read story.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

‘Colossal’

Poignant film explores the nature of evil. Read story.

Monday, April 24, 2017
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