Movie Review

War and Peace

The scene is the former Leningrad in 1945, a few weeks after the close...

Careful What You Wish For

The people who tell you "there are more tears shed over answered prayers" are...

The Perils of Pauline

It's hard to believe from today's vantage point, but the liveliest, most intelligent cultural...

The Bird Is the Word

Margot Robbie was a hot property coming off her appearances in Bombshell and Once...

Lynch’s Interiorized Empire

Next Door to Darkness," a select retrospective of David Lynch's films at the Berkeley...

#Me Too? Her Too, Says The Assistant.

The Assistant is a quiet, dry, despairing little movie about a recently hired office...

Full Medal Blackout

All war movies are not necessarily created equal. Case in point: Todd Robinson’s The...

You Talk Too Much

Some people believe Guy Ritchie invented the “bro action comedy” in 1998, with Lock,...

Don’t Drink the Water

If we were to tell you that a new sci-fi thriller is about what...

The Oligarch and the Potentate

Alex Gibney's documentary Citizen K doesn't tell us anything especially new about its subject,...


News junkies and political activists may remember the riots that shook the suburbs of...

Desolation Row

A quick note on Chinonye Chukwu's Clemency, the second death-row drama this month (after...

Escape from Death Row

It's a pleasure, after all the high-profile, much-ballyhooed holiday releases, to get wrapped up...

Agnès in Wonderland

In her sweet-old-lady period — if we could ever label the filmmaker who gave...

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