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This warmhearted biography of Astrid Lindgren isn't less about the making of a writer than the formation of the woman who would become the prolific writer of beloved children's books. Director Pernille Fischer Christensen sprinkles Becoming...
2 years ago | Film Reviews
The more prickly and belligerent Israel becomes — and McCarthy never burdens her with likability — the more Holofcener and Whitty soften her choices with extenuating circumstances, imbuing their subject with a zeal for artistic purity at odds with...
The real Lee Israel, the celebrity profiler turned forger who died in 2014, was a more boastful figure than the sad-sack recluse Melissa McCarthy plays in Marielle Heller's sympathetic biopic, especially when methodically detailing her brief,...
3 years ago | Film Reviews
Called back into active duty after a cyberattack reveals the identities of all current MI7 agents, the decidedly out-of-date English uses his old-school knowledge to track down Volta and unplug him from the world’s power grid
The bumbling Johnny English was made to take the piss out of James Bond, but with time he's grown ever more like the British super-spy. After writing Pierce Brosnan's final films as Bond, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade created Johnny English as an...
Shine could easily be called The Salsa Kings Dance With Pride and Love. Anthony Nardolillo devotes a sizable chunk of his first film to dance numbers, and there's an infectious joy to these scenes, which reveal more about the...