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I Care a Lot – Review

Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) wants everyone – sworn on God before the court – to know her heart is gold. Polished, honeyed phrases say all the right things: she is worried about her elderly charges, she...

News of the World – Review

Like News of the World protagonist Jefferson Kidd (Tom Hanks), Paul Greengrass has made a career spinning headline news into info-tainment for paying audiences. However, Greengrass’ latest is no meditation...
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Malcolm & Marie – Review

Covid-conscious filmmaking is a tricky business. When production of Euphoria's second season was halted due to the pandemic, creator Sam Levinson and star Zendaya cooked up a more viable creative outlet: a...
The Dig

The Dig – Review

Any other year, it would have been difficult to reconcile the minutiae of archaeological excavation against the backdrop of one of the century’s greatest military upheavals, but if the long 2020 has taught...

Below Zero – Review

Below Zero is a mostly-solid action-thriller that knows how to steal from better movies, ratchet up the tension, and provide enough nasty twists to keep you invested. Its Con Air meets Assault on Precinct 13...
Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Review

Midway through Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the eponymous singer – played by Viola Davis – sits with one of her band members in their studio. She has, until now, been portrayed as a diva: refusing to sing...
Mank

Mank – Review

Herman J. Mankiewicz is not anybody’s first choice for a prestige Hollywood biopic. He may have co-written one of the greatest films of all time, Citizen Kane (and that’s debated), but to most people the...
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Hillbilly Elegy – Review

In an early scene of Hillbilly Elegy, our protagonist, J.D. Vance, is at a catered three-course meal desperately trying to differentiate between the silverware positioned before him. It’s a familiar...
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Rebecca – Review

“I don’t believe in ghosts” declares Lily James, as her Mrs. de Winter sets off for a new life in Manderley. And yet this is a film undeniably haunted by the looming spectre of Hitchcock’s 1940 Best...
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The Boys in the Band – Review

It's been 50 years since the first stage-to-film adaptation of The Boys in the Band, and the world's a different place—or so you'd hope. Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking work is less...
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Enola Holmes – Review

On her sixteenth birthday, Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) has her life upturned when her mother and mentor (Helena Bonham Carter) disappears, leaving her at the mercy of the misanthropic Mycroft (Sam Claflin,...
Cuties

Cuties – Review

Adolescence is a time few want to relive, but its inherent dichotomies are inexhaustible fodder for cinema. Cuties, Maïmouna Doucouré’s debut, evokes Céline Sciamma’s vision of youth in Water Lilies and...