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Sep 28, 2022

Daddy’s Girl: ‘Blonde’ is more than you ever wanted to know about Marilyn Monroe

A few notes on Andrew Dominik’s Blonde: Let’s be frank. Do we really need another retelling of the Marilyn Monroe story? Might as well...
Sep 21, 2022

Here on Earth: Docs about a killer avalanche and the life of ‘ecopragmatist’ Stewart...

You don’t have to be a winter sports enthusiast to be mesmerized by Buried. The documentary, subtitled The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche, shows in...
Sep 14, 2022

Agatha’s Attic: Nifty whodunit ‘See How They Run’ pays tribute to Agatha Christie

Relaxed and witty, See How They Run is an ideal non-anxiety-producing piece of popcorn entertainment for the busy autumn season, a reminder that there’s...
Sep 7, 2022

Where’s Adolf?: Ill-conceived WWII flick ‘Burial’ plays Hide-the-Hitler with history, and loses.

Contrary to any rumors you may have heard along the publicity grapevine, the new release Burial, a war movie that details what happened to...
Aug 31, 2022

Take a Knee: Colin Kaepernick protested against police brutality and paid a price. But...

The title of Tommy Walker and Ross Hockrow’s rousing, thought-provoking new documentary,  Kaepernick & America, is sure to awaken vivid memories for anyone who...
Aug 24, 2022

Tough Break: What makes the bank-holdup movie ‘Breaking’ different from the rest?

Stripped to its bare essentials, Breaking is a chamber piece. An extremely tense one—botched daylight bank robbery, hostages, police snipers closing in, the lone...
Aug 17, 2022

Odd Man Out: ‘Free Chol Soo Lee’ is a portrait of inequality, racism and...

If it’s accurate to suggest that the chief business of most mainstream narrative movies is to provide happy endings and that documentaries own the...
Aug 10, 2022

Thieves Like Us: Bad girl Aubrey Plaza hits her stride as ‘Emily the Criminal’

A few of us have known someone like Emily, the protagonist of Emily the Criminal—usually for a very short time. That’s because our heroine,...
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