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Anyone familiar with Krisha’s intolerable theatrics and visual grandstanding shouldn’t be surprised that It Comes at Night devolves into heavy-handed moralism. more

Jun 6, 2017 3:55 PM Film

My Cousin Rachel, Michell’s economical adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, further examines the psychological consequences of living in denial. more

Jun 6, 2017 3:34 PM Film

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Song to Song, Malick’s monumentally moving new melodrama set against the Austin music scene, shifts focus to examine the beginnings of a modern love story that refuses to be defined by technology or nostalgia. more

Mar 28, 2017 2:43 PM Film



Not since Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation has a film unpacked the mind of a screenwriter quite like Staying Vertical. more

Mar 28, 2017 2:30 PM Film

Lacking in story and stakes, Wilson doesn’t leave much of an impression beyond Harrelson’s charismatic grousing. more

Mar 21, 2017 5:10 PM Film

despite its tone deaf aggrandizing, Kong: Skull Island is not an insulting disaster. There are many affecting moments that deal with the lingering cost of war and the possibility of peace over profit. more

Mar 7, 2017 4:40 PM Film

"People who can’t love animals can’t love people.” This quote comes early in Kedi, Ceyda Torun’s documentary about the nomadic street cats of Istanbul, and emphasizes the necessity of empathy in any community. more

Mar 7, 2017 4:24 PM Film

Unlike Ade’s previous films, Toni Erdmann shows traces of hope and contentment. more

Jan 24, 2017 4:20 PM Film

Herein lies the brilliance of Paterson as an elevated exploration of duality. Life can be one thing, or it can be another, malleable and volatile like crashing waterfalls, or simply sublime like water falling on hair. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:27 PM Film

Sentimental on paper, 20th Century Women’s central conceit is executed with grace and wit. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:23 PM Film

Julieta, which opens Friday, Jan. 13, ultimately ponders if forgiveness can ever be possible when deceptions are so devastating they can enrage the ocean. more

Jan 10, 2017 3:41 PM Film

Desperate men can only outrun delusion for so long. Hunter Gatherer measuredly embodies this process via the lives of two fringe characters that mistake treading water for entrepreneurial ambition. more

Jan 10, 2017 3:24 PM Film

Pablo Larraín's Jackie immerses you in this sequestered conversation before flashing back to the events immediately leading up to and after Nov. 22, 1963. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Film

La La Land, which opens Friday, Dec. 16, exists in a world where race is never an issue and your dream job is but a brave decision away. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Jessica Chastain stars as the all-knowing power broker who leaves her cushy job at a right wing firm to help pass a formidable lefty gun-control bill in the Senate that would require universal background checks on firearm purchases. more

Dec 7, 2016 12:30 PM Film

Things to Come unfolds through the eyes of Nathalie Chazeaux (Isabelle Huppert), a middle-aged Parisian teacher whose seemingly routine path in life suddenly shifts when her professor husband Heinz (André Marcon) finally admits to an act of infidelit more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Film

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