Category: Movie Reviews

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Blinded by the Light

There’s a moment in “Blinded by the Light,” a new film from writer/director Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham,” “Bride & Prejudice”), when the young protagonist, a kid named Javed (Viveik Kalra), watches the...

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette

A child changes everything, or so the familiar parenting adage tells us. For the main character in Richard Linklater’s new film “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” becoming a parent not only changed her lifestyle; it...

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged

The original “47 Meters Down”—which told the story of a pair of sisters (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) on a boat tour promising close-up encounters with sharks who found themselves trapped at the bottom...

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Aquarela

Water, water, everywhere. That’s your very capsule review of “Aquarela,” a new film from Russian documentarian Victor Kossakovsky. The movie begins, though, and for a very long time stays with, ice. Ice on a...

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Sextuplets

The laughless mess of “Sextuplets” proves that Marlon Wayans still has a big obstacle in the way of his comedic greatness—himself. You’d be better off streaming one of his potent, whip-silly episodes of his...

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Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Starting out as an investigation into whether United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld was murdered rather than dying accidentally in a plane crash in 1961, then spiraling outward into a probe of various strange...

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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

In an early scene in “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles,” the visionary filmmaker Luis Buñuel flashes back to a formative day in his childhood. As a young boy, he is racing to...

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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

Your mileage may vary, but Hulu’s “The Amazing Johnathan Documentary” is my least favorite kind of movie, one that pretends to be about the famous celebrity in the title but instead focuses on the...

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What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

Shot with a diligent photographic discipline, Roberto Minervini’s gleaming black-and-white documentary “What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?” is a rightfully fuming and attentive cinematic meditation that follows the delicate lives of...

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Driven

Oh, if only John Delorean was as good at making cars as he was in escaping civil and criminal charges. But he was not, and that is why his namesake car is best remembered...