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Glenn Heath Jr.

Relentless and intoxicating, Good Time is a manic and devious exploration of greed. more

Aug 22, 2017 2:07 PM Film

Actor, screenwriter, lothario, Flamenco dancer—Hampton Fancher has forgotten more experiences than most people have had in their entire lifetime. more

Aug 22, 2017 1:57 PM Film

LOGAN LUCKY

Claudette Barius

As a stand-alone studio film, Logan Lucky is one of the most joyously political in recent memory. more

Aug 15, 2017 5:16 PM Film

Poets don’t explain themselves,” says the red-haired muse Stella (Pamela Flores) to naïve writer Alejandro (Adan Jodorowsky) toward the beginning of Endless Poetry. more

Aug 15, 2017 5:05 PM Film

Wind River is more spiritual revenge film than police procedural, one that relies upon certain thematic binaries to bluntly express itself. more

Aug 8, 2017 3:45 PM Film

Step, which opens Friday, Aug. 11, pays respect to the small decisions and conversations that help empower disenfranchised families to break free from crippling cycles of poverty and fear. more

Aug 8, 2017 3:26 PM Film

Indeed, authority figures don’t own Detroit. It’s a film that belongs solely to the people who are fed up with the status quo and continue to demand better. more

Aug 1, 2017 4:48 PM Film

Gillian Robespierre, who previously collaborated with Slate on the excellent Obvious Child, further proves herself to be a deft chronicler of prickly characters in transition. more

Aug 1, 2017 4:39 PM Film

In the end, A Ghost Story, which opens Friday, July 28, is an oddly compelling study of masculinity searching for reinvention through anonymity. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:38 PM Film

Heineman’s new documentary City of Ghosts works in reverse fashion, exploring the experiences of Syrian activists who’ve been forced to flee their hometown of Raqqa after ISIS forces took control in 2014. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:27 PM Film

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