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Glenn Heath Jr.

Much of Dunkirk is unforgettable, a relentless ode to minor human victories in the face of colossal national disaster. more

Jul 18, 2017 3:21 PM Film

Valerian, which opens Friday, July 21, has antiquated views on gender equality and race. more

Jul 18, 2017 3:01 PM Film

Shot over the course of three performances by The Talking Heads during a December 1983 run at the Pantages Theater, Stop Making Sense brilliantly represents Demme’s endless love of musical performance and gleeful urgency. more

Jul 11, 2017 5:40 PM Film 1 Comments

Director Matt Reeves shows an appreciation for silence by implementing purposeful long takes dedicated to exploring the nuances of character. more

Jul 11, 2017 5:35 PM Film

Some of those films are unforgivably jingoistic (Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor, Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy’s Act of Valor), while others employ fascist aesthetic techniques to lionize white male saviors (Roland Emmerich’s The Patriot). more

Jul 4, 2017 6:38 PM Film

As horny nuns who are bored silly by convent rules and routines, Alessandra (Alison Brie), Genevra (Kate Micucci) and Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza) sigh and pout their way through The Little Hours with the skill of eye-rolling millennials. more

Jul 4, 2017 12:15 PM Film

While it doesn’t reach the insane highs of Wright’s best work, Baby Driver, which opens Wednesday, June 28, beautifully highlights the magic of narrative free styling. more

Jun 27, 2017 5:55 PM Film

Calling this sweaty hothouse melodrama, which opens Friday, June 30, an allegory for the Civil War itself would be misleading. It’s more concerned with the overlap between gender and ideology, and how one can be used to hobble the other. more

Jun 27, 2017 5:40 PM Film

Okja is at its best when centered firmly on Mija’s singular quest, but Bong seems determined to provide a larger critique of corporate greed and mindless consumption. more

Jun 20, 2017 4:31 PM Film

Despite the seemingly downer subject matter, The Big Sick is indeed very funny and moving, if slightly bloated. more

Jun 20, 2017 4:26 PM Film

Dawson City: Frozen Time may sound like a time capsule on paper, but it’s something altogether more profound in motion. more

Jun 13, 2017 4:32 PM Film

Sam Elliott has been a stalwart film performer since the 1970s but is often relegated to supporting roles that highlight his deep voice and stoic stance. more

Jun 13, 2017 4:20 PM Film

Stanley and Bud

Eric McNatt Photo

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

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, an award-winning new feature by director Juho Kuosmanen, condenses this timeline down to a matter of weeks yet is equally affecting. more

May 30, 2017 4:34 PM Film

Director Kitty Green’s strange and darkly funny doc/fiction hybrid revisits the famous murder of JonBenet Ramsey through a collage of candid interviews. more

May 30, 2017 4:21 PM Film

Slack Bay’s batshit, levitation-heavy ending produces a faux-sense of culmination that easily splinters the plot across family lines. more

May 23, 2017 5:09 PM Film

Elián González could have easily been just another body floating off the coast of Florida, the latest casualty in the United States’ failing foreign policy toward Cuba. more

May 23, 2017 5:03 PM Film

ALIEN: COVENANT

Photo Credit: Mark Rogers

If love and faith are weaknesses in the Alien franchise, they have remained essential factors differentiating human from monster. Alien: Covenant, however, offers an altogether bleaker view of things. more

May 16, 2017 5:44 PM Film

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Robb Rosenfeld

Most films see the end of a marriage as an opportunity for spectacle. The Lovers depicts this process in laborious and meticulous detail. more

May 16, 2017 5:30 PM Film