March 29, 2017
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Beauty and the Beast Review

Porcelain patriarchy’s latest portrayal of Stockholm syndrome success story

Movie Reviews Is your masculinity feeling fragile?  ... More

March 17, 2017 by Kendall Mac

'Kong: Skull Island' Review

Movie Reviews The most recent Hollywood take on the giant ape himself, King Kong, should have left us with a monstrous hunger for more. ... More

March 15, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

'My Scientology Movie' Review: Not Deep Enough

British filmmaker kinda-sorta looks into the sci-fi religion

Movie Reviews British writer/producer/filmmaker Louis Theroux’s look into the church of Scientology could have been fascinating.
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March 15, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Off the Rails' Review

Movie Reviews On paper, Darius McCollum is the kind of repeat offender that our crime-and-punishment elected officials want to use as reason for harsher sentences. He’s been arrested 19 times and has served more than 30 years behind bars.
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March 15, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

'Get Out' Review: Shattered Expectations

Jordan Peele conquers the horror world

Movie Reviews Much of the draw of Get Out is in seeing its writer/director Jordan Peele (of legendary comedy duo Key and Peele) strike out of the genre for which he’s known.
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Feb. 28, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Logan' Review: Bye-Bye, Wolvie

Hugh Jackman’s final SCHNIKT!

Movie Reviews While this is really the bajillionth in a series of long, sometimes-overproduced and complicated tales in the X-Men franchise, it’s true that you don’t really need a lot of backstory to follow along. ... More

March 08, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

'Kedi' Review

Movie Reviews The camera moves along the ancient streets of Istanbul, following a particularly adorable orange cat. Diners at streetside cafés hand over treats. Passersby respectfully step around her.
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March 01, 2017 by Alex De Vore

The Great Wall Review: Leapin’ Lizards!

To whom do you suppose Matt Damon owed a favor?

Movie Reviews Picture it: a bunch of mostly white mercenary types from various countries set aside their differences to journey to China in seach of black powder—a most poweful weapon that’ll basically make ’em rich, or at least help them with a cool firewor ... More

Feb. 22, 2017 by Alex De Vore

I Am Not Your Negro Review: Required Viewing

The words of James Baldwin are needed as much as ever

Movie Reviews You’d never know it was Samuel L Jackson reading the words from activist and writer James Baldwin’s unfinished work, Remember This House, in the new documentary I Am Not Your Negro, but it mostly works. The downside, of course, is that Baldwin’ ... More

Feb. 15, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Staying Vertical' Review: Merde! Ce film suce

Movie Reviews It’s slightly jarring that Staying Vertical just sort of starts out of nowhere, even more so when it jumps from scene to scene in a loosely structured series of vignettes tied to one another by a main character and seemingly little else. ... More

Feb. 08, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'The Salesman' Review: Slowest of the Slow

Death of an attention span

Movie Reviews Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) has been the recipient of much praise for his newest movie, The Salesman, but it’s difficult to understand why.
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Feb. 01, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Paterson' Review: Sheer-ish Poetry

Jim Jarmusch almost gets there

Movie Reviews When I was a kid, my aunt bought an 1980s-era Mercedes; her dream car, and I started to notice them everywhere.
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Jan. 18, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'20th Century Women' Review

Movie Reviews Jamie isn’t your average teenage boy raised by a single mom and coming of age in 1979. Or maybe he is. ... More

Jan. 18, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

Paterson Review: Sheer-ish Poetry

Jim Jarmusch almost gets there

Movie Reviews Jarmusch has tapped into an often-overlooked type of storytelling that favors relating a simple tale told well over spectacle. ... More

Jan. 11, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Strike a Pose' Review

Movie Reviews In 1990, infamous pop star Madonna launched her Blond Ambition tour, which proved one of the most controversial concerts of all time.
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Jan. 18, 2017 by Kim Jones
 

Morning Word: Sanctuary Standoff

Morning Word Sessions Doubles Down on Sanctuary ThreatUS Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated a Trump promise that sanctuary cities will lose funding if they don't toe the line and work with federal Immigratio ... More

March 28, 2017 by Matt Grubs

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