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  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    Despite some distracting narrative choices and sketchy character development (especially with Mara’s character, who, of course, turns into a love interest), the film does eventually find its footing

  • Gus Van Sant should feel right at home telling the story of John Callahan, an eccentric quadriplegic cartoonist from Portland, Oregon, who’s led a long road to recovery from alcoholism. He should be another of the director’s rebel...

  • Stranger-than-fiction stories about fascinating people can still make one dud of a movie. That's the case with Ben Lewin's latest, The Catcher Was a Spy, one of those serious period dramas not memorable enough for release among the already...

  • In Silas Howard's drama, the phrase "a kid like Jake" carries a couple of different connotations. First, it describes an imaginative and playful 4-year-old named Jake (Leo James Davis); on the other hand, it's a distanced, at-arms-length,...

  • Romantic comedies are always looking to reinvent themselves, and Rachel Israel's debut feature Keep the Change arrives as a fresh iteration that still calls back to the genre's Nora Ephron-wave classics. The story follows the familiar arc...

  • Kay Cannon's Blockers proves that a 2018 sex comedy can still be shocking and hilarious while checking off all the woke boxes. It smartly confronts the gendered double standards that have littered the genre for generations, as well as...

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