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Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? When it comes to the life of Alexander Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has proven to be an incredible storyteller with "Hamilton."
Posted Jul 2, 2020
The Outpost (2020)
Rod Lurie's war film is exceptional, with deep abiding respect for the men and women in harm's way, but also an incredibly clear-eyed take on the folly of putting them there.
Posted Jun 29, 2020
aTypical Wednesday (2020)
There are moments of smart comedy here, and J. Lee has a solid filmmaker's eye, but the dramatic moments fall flat.
Posted Jun 24, 2020
Funny, smart, subversive, and incredibly timely, "Irresistible" is truly a story only Jon Stewart could have told.
Posted Jun 23, 2020
The series ends on a decidedly strong note.
Posted Jun 20, 2020
"Babyteeth" find heart and quirk in a tragic situation.
Posted Jun 17, 2020
You'll need a shower after watching this, but you'll also be left with a bit to think about. It's a missed opportunity, but one not without some redeeming qualities.
Posted Jun 16, 2020
There's far more of Paul Greengrass in this DNA than anything else, which lends it a gravitas, in addition to strong work from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Posted Jun 15, 2020
Things start out here with a lot of promise, before devolving around the midway point.
Posted Jun 14, 2020
Bill Nighy is great here, although unable to fully carry"Sometimes Always Never" on his own.
Posted Jun 13, 2020
Artemis Fowl (2020)
It's impossible to tell what Kenneth Branagh saw in this material. Disney clearly was hoping for a gigantic tentpole franchise, though that's not going to be the case.
Posted Jun 11, 2020
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Spike Lee is at the height of his powers here, once again expertly mixing anger and entertainment.
Posted Jun 10, 2020
"Aviva" is a dreamy and impressionistic (if occasionally befuddling) dance-filled romance.
Posted Jun 9, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020)
In many ways, "The King of Staten Island" is Judd Apatow's best film yet. Hilarious and heartfelt, as well as with a real New York City spirit. Pete Davidson is fantastic.
Posted Jun 8, 2020
You Don't Nomi (2019)
Fans of "Showgirls" should definitely watch "You Don't Nomi," but those who hate the cult film should also give this documentary a shot.
Posted Jun 7, 2020
Judy & Punch (2020)
The idea here is solid, to be sure, it's just not executed in a manner that generates any real enthusiasm.
Posted Jun 5, 2020
Elisabeth Moss breathes tremendously devilish/holunsettling life into the title role. She shines in a strong cast that includes Logan Lerman, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Odessa Young.
Posted Jun 4, 2020
Kevin James undoubtedly showcases an ability to go to some dark places with this villainous role. Unfortunately, "Becky" is paper thin and mean-spirited.
Posted Jun 4, 2020
"Hammer" is a short film, but it drags its feet getting to the sort of conclusion you see coming from a mile away.
Posted Jun 2, 2020
The Vast of Night (2020)
"The Vast of Night" works best as a hint at what Patterson will one day be able to accomplish behind the camera.
Posted May 30, 2020
End of Sentence (2020)
John Hawkes and Logan Lerman get to do something different here, and that's worth taking note of. The film doesn't nearly make the best use of them possible, sadly.
Posted May 29, 2020
The High Note (2020)
A trio of strong performances, along with some very catchy music, make all the difference here.
Posted May 25, 2020
Lily Collins and especially Simon Pegg sell the sometimes preposterous nature of this flick and make it work, more often than not.
Posted May 22, 2020
The Trip to Greece (2020)
Anyone who doesn't get a kick out of Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan's antics are dead inside. Not only is the film incredibly funny, the food porn on display is quite something.
Posted May 21, 2020
The Lovebirds (2020)
Powered by a dynamic comedic duo of Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, "The Lovebirds" is always an enjoyable watch.
Posted May 20, 2020
The documentary is a lot of fun for those who love this sort of cinema.
Posted May 19, 2020
"American Trial: The Eric Garner Story" could have been something special. The idea has spectacular merits. It's just in the execution that things fall flat.
Posted May 18, 2020
Castle in the Ground (2019)
Most of the appeal here is watching the combo of Imogen Poots and Alex Wolff, even if it gets tough to watch what happens to them at times.
Posted May 16, 2020
"Scoob!" has more weird moments than you might expect. It's also rather touching during its beginning and end.
Posted May 15, 2020
Tom Hardy goes gonzo to play Fonzo in "Capone" for filmmaker Josh Trank. It's bonkers and unconventional, but utterly compelling, especially in terms of Hardy's turn.
Posted May 11, 2020
There are periodic sparks from the imagination of Christophe Honoré, but too often you wind up hoping for something more interesting to happen than what ultimately does.
Posted May 10, 2020
Valley Girl (2020)
Was a remake of "Valley Girl" necessary? Not in the slightest. Is this new version still a lot of fun and really enjoyable, regardless? Absolutely.
Posted May 8, 2020
How to Build a Girl (2020)
Beanie Feldstein shows off both comedic and dramatic chops here, anchoring the movie with a deeply human performance.
Posted May 7, 2020
Michelle Obama has a captivating screen presence, whether it's seeing her being interviewed on her book tour, seen in quiet moments, or anything in between.
Posted May 6, 2020
Clark Duke knows how to direct, that much is quickly clear. "Arkansas" definitely has a Coen Brothers feel to it, though it never reaches the heights of their work.
Posted May 5, 2020
"Crshd" is a very creative, very funny, and even very moving experience. Despite the specificity of the characters, the desires and issues on hand are absolutely universal.
Posted May 4, 2020
Tammy's Always Dying (2019)
Some elements work, some don't. It ultimately creates a mixed bag that's just shy of recommendation worthy.
Posted Apr 30, 2020
Jean Dujardin is great in "Deerskin," selling every weird bit. The mix of comedy and horror by Quentin Dupieux is very much in his wheelhouse, but more accessible than usual.
Posted Apr 29, 2020
Bad Education (2019)
"Bad Education" is equal parts, enraging, entertaining, funny, informative, and sad. Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney are excellent, though Jackman especially shines.
Posted Apr 27, 2020
"Extraction" is mainly for hardcore action fans and those who think Chris Hemsworth can do no wrong.
Posted Apr 26, 2020
To the Stars (2020)
Liana Liberato is very good here, but the film wraps up in such an unsatisfying way that you can't help but feel a bit let down in the end.
Posted Apr 25, 2020
Robert the Bruce (2019)
Angus Macfadyen clearly felt like this was a passion project. Unfortunately, it doesn't really reflect in the overall execution.
Posted Apr 24, 2020
The Willoughbys (2020)
"The Willoughbys" will definitely appeal to kids, while not driving adults up a wall.
Posted Apr 23, 2020
"True History of the Kelly Gang" is an ambitious effort. At times, the fuels added to the fire is a real boon. Other times, it's a lot of energy that doesn't add up to a lot.
Posted Apr 22, 2020
This documentary may not teach film scholars anything new, but there's a lot of fun to be had in watching so many people wax poetic about these special types of works.
Posted Apr 20, 2020
The Quarry (2020)
Even when the script lets them down by making things incredibly obvious, Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham find compelling notes to play.
Posted Apr 18, 2020
Behind You (2020)
Derivative, lacking in scares, monotonous, and just overall disappointing, it's a real chore to sit through.
Posted Apr 16, 2020
Endings, Beginnings (2020)
Showcasing the yearning for human connection that we all share, filmmaker Drake Doremus once again will rock you to your core.
Posted Apr 13, 2020
The Lost Husband (2020)
Despite an easy-going nature, the predictability of the work winds up being a major hinderance, eliminating forward momentum.
Posted Apr 9, 2020
We Summon the Darkness (2020)