Movie Review: Dark Horse

Movie Review: Dark Horse
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Dark Horse was released two years ago at the Sundance Film Festival, and as I’ve said in the past, if that festival has proven anything, they know a well-crafted documentary more than anyone else in the business. … read more

Film Review: Puzzle

Film Review: Puzzle
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Turtletaub tells nuanced story with Puzzle that explores Agnes’ motivations and acknowledges how hard change can be, especially when it means stepping away from the people we love. … read more

Film Review: Foxtrot

Film Review: Foxtrot
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Foxtrot’s three acts are tonally distinct, each bringing their own lurching plot twists, each grim or violent or (bleakly) humorous in their own ways. But the final chapter becomes oppressive in its reality, and however Maoz employs the hypnagogic and the hyperreal, he asks his audience to ponder war and borders. … read more

Film Review: Loveless

Film Review: Loveless
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From the director of Gloria and Leviathan comes Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s bleak depiction, simultaneously brutal and measured, of a failed marriage and fractured family—a lost child and a lost society. … read more

Film Review: A Fantastic Woman

Film Review: A Fantastic Woman
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Director Sebastián Lelio crafts an empathetic and surprisingly soft portrait of Marina (Daniela Vega), a trans woman, as she pushes fiercely for a chance to carve out space for herself, a space to mourn. … read more

Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

Film Review: Call Me By Your Name
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Burnished and sensuously crafted, Call Me By Your Name is an ambrosial painting of adolescence: of intimacy and love, of bodies and sensuality, of decisive moments and how they unfold. … read more

Film Review: 13 Minutes (Elser)

Film Review: 13 Minutes (Elser)
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As I’m sure is the case with many filmgoers, I had never heard the name Georg Elser before seeing Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 13 Minutes, which is really a shame. … read more

Movie Review: Maudie

Movie Review: Maudie
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Overall, fans of period-based biopics or fans of Maud Lewis herself will find plenty of reasons to enjoy Maudie. Sometimes it’s a special kind of refreshing to visit a new film that unfolds precisely the way you want it to. … read more

Movie Review: Norman

Movie Review: Norman
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There is nothing more pathetic or obnoxious in this world than a bullshit artist who claims to have everything at arm’s reach, but in reality, doesn’t have a pot to piss in. … read more

Movie Review: Paris Can Wait

Movie Review: Paris Can Wait
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Eleanor Coppola’s narrative-film directorial debut, Paris Can Wait, is a stale jaunt through French terrain by way of a Peugeot convertible, exorbitant dinners and flat—mostly nonexistent—romance and comedy. … read more