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Aidan Monaghan

The Lost City of Z portrays a good man who decides that honoring this sentiment is paramount to family and country. One could label this a selfish choice. But it remains the only one imaginable for someone so thoroughly enamored with transcendence. more

Apr 18, 2017 3:42 PM Film

Even more troubling is the tacked on feminist ending, which reinforces the film’s “flexible outlook” toward violence that Hammer’s character promotes right before the first round is discharged. more

Apr 18, 2017 2:30 PM Film

There hasn’t been much local programming that has dealt with female experiences and representation on screen. This drought makes the Museum of Photographic Arts’ “Aging Women in Film” series a welcome addition to the pre-Summer arts calendar. more

Apr 11, 2017 3:50 PM Film

If Colossal is ultimately about recognizing your demons and making a change, it can’t quite decide the best route to reach self-empowerment. Tonally, the film is as much a hot mess as Hathaway’s frazzled protagonist. more

Apr 11, 2017 3:29 PM Film

Your Name is mixed bag of bravura style and exhausting storytelling that ultimately cascades toward a familiar conclusion. more

Apr 4, 2017 5:18 PM Film

Mine eventually gets overtly political, connecting Mike’s mental instability and ideological fatigue with the philosophical ramblings of a traumatized local. more

Apr 4, 2017 4:48 PM Film

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Van Redin / Broad Green Pictures

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

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THIERRY VALLETOUX

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

Obviously influenced by the visceral grotesqueness of David Cronenberg’s work, Ducournau favors close-ups of tearing skin and flayed flesh to develop its foreboding tone. more

Mar 21, 2017 5:30 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

Now in its 24th year, the San Diego Latino Film Festival [SDLFF] has steadily become an essential event. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:35 PM Film

Rarely does this messy friendship get laid bare on the big screen. Avedisian’s singular performance comes to embody these unpredictable and daring virtues. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:26 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

Always a loose canon, Logan (Hugh Jackman) has been the closest thing to a cowboy the X-Men ever had. more

Feb 28, 2017 4:53 PM Film

The sun always seems to be shining in My Life as a Zucchini, and yet darkness still very much exists. Claude Barras’ colorful stop-motion animation isn’t your typical children’s film. more

Feb 28, 2017 4:26 PM Film

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David Bornfriend

With so much scandal, corruption and incompetence spewing out of Washington D.C. lately, the melodrama that is the Academy Awards seems somewhat quaint. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:05 PM Film

The new horror anthology XX defies genre norms by pushing stories of female complexity to the forefront. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:00 PM Film

At times ludicrous and exhilarating, A Cure for Wellness embraces the silliness of its plot without a hint of irony. more

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Moral and physical foundations are equally brittle in Asghar Farhadi’s films—at any point a building or relationship can come crashing down more

Feb 14, 2017 12:50 PM Film