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Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and...
Handel, Strozzi & Purcell's Italian muses
Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is...
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Women mobsters in The Kitchen, country ways in Honeyland...
EMV's "original instrument" vocals
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Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a...
Binge on baroque and beyond
Panto pantsed for Adults Only
Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is musically Blinded by the Light and a stunning history is uncovered
And in other films: Octavia Spencer accuses, Cate Blanchett breaks down, Julianne Moore manipulates, Leslie Jones faces the Angry Birds and four teen girls attract sharks
Aug 16th, 2019
Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a director's story and dreams in animation
And more: a calming Little Forest, a Free Trip to Egypt to connect with Muslims and two Film Noirs by a woman director
Aug 2nd, 2019
Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed
Including new appreciations of Emily Dickinson and Pavarotti, the real story of auto builder John DeLorean, a British filmmaker inspired to draw on her own life and two oddball seniors falling in love
Jun 6th, 2019
New vs old in Birds of Passage; an easy look at a killer sickness in Five Feet Apart and a good one for the kids, Wonder Park
And lots more: hippies try farming, a divorcé seeks love, melodrama and politics in Argentina and a dystopian teen thriller with something of a Handmaid’s Tale vibe
Mar 14th, 2019
Chloe meets Greta, Ruben Brandt steals art and Jean-Luc Godard ponders the state of the world in his Image Book
Also dancers on an acid trip in Climax and four other movies not available for review
Feb 28th, 2019
Growth of an artist in Never Look Back, more on How to Train Your Dragon and life with a wrestling family
Also going international: in Spain by an Iranian and in Singapore with a Japanese foodie
Feb 22nd, 2019
Romance under stress, Nicole Kidman with a different look and the King Arthur story for modern kids
Also some animated fun from Quebec and an inscrutable film with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
Jan 24th, 2019
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a best, Mary Queen of Scots, not an equal
Also a rare Peter Jackson-produced dud, a toned-down Deadpool re-release, a self-destructive country singer and a Clint Eastwood film under-promoted around here
Dec 13th, 2018
Green Book, the film of the year so far, plus new visits by Robin Hood and Ralph
Also, another Rocky-driven bout, patriarchy and medicine in old Vienna and the start of a brand new film festival
Nov 23rd, 2018
More hacking exploits by Lisbeth Salander, gay aversion slammed in Boy Erased and a hypnotic mystery from Korea
Also a teen girl tries to escape her problems through improv theatre
Nov 8th, 2018