<i>Lady Macbeth</i>: modern horror in period-drama clothing

Lady Macbeth: modern horror in period-drama clothing

The more layers of clothing society puts on a young woman in the Victorian era, the more we want to take the clothing off.

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In defense of The Dark Tower

The majority of critics agree that the long awaited adaptation of Stephen King's beloved series The Dark Tower is a dumb, murky mess of a film, but what this review presupposes is ... maybe it isn't?Here are the basics: Beyond Earth, there exist many other worlds that access each other through a series of portals.

(Film)   Aug 10, 2017

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A Ghost Story reimagines a haunting

The most provocative thing about writer and director David Lowery’s latest film, A Ghost Story, is probably the ghost itself.

(Film)   Aug 3, 2017

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To the Bone reveals the nature of anorexia

Of all the many ways the human psyche can turn on itself, anorexia nervosa might be among the most frightening and hard to comprehend.

(Film)   Jul 27, 2017

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Kumail Nanjiani makes romcom magic in Michael Showalter's The Big Sick

Did you know that there's a lot of hype surrounding the summer's biggest romantic comedy, The Big Sick?

(Film)   Jul 20, 2017

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War for the Planet of the Apes illuminates the human impulse to violence

It's not unusual for genre fiction to offer compelling allegories for our time.

(Film)   Jul 13, 2017

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The Beguiled: Kinda like a gothic Bachelor

It's three years into the Civil War, and the girls at Farnsworth Seminary are growing bored and restless.

(Film)   Jul 6, 2017

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog's Zahn McClarnon sources sympathy for his characters at home

Zahn McClarnon's performance as Hanzee Dent in TV's Fargo is one of the most chilling in the series—and that says something, considering the number of mobsters and murderers in the show's second season.

(Film)   Jun 29, 2017

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Baby Driver: Learning to care about people in cars

What a fun and thrilling summertime romp we have in writer-director Edgar Wright's Baby Driver.

(Film)   Jun 29, 2017

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The Force goes behind cop culture's thick blue wall

Peter Nicks' documentary feature The Force takes an intimate and humanizing look at the Oakland Police Department as it undergoes federally mandated reforms in front of an increasingly distrustful public.

(Film)   Jun 22, 2017

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A refreshingly Raw take on teen horror

If you generally don't care for horror films, or you don't have the patience for subtitles, or you're terrified of your own sexuality, or you just can't stomach watching teens engaged in cannibalism, then Raw might not be the picture for you.

(Film)   Jun 15, 2017

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Forget blockbusters—here are some of the summer's most anticipated indie films

The 2017 summer movie season fast approaches.

(Film)   Jun 1, 2017

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Buster's Mal Heart is a visual poem about the suffocating sadness of a world in which we're victim to unfair rules. How does that make you feel?

It's been a minute since I've had the pleasure of sending you into a dark theater to trip out in the immersive glow of a bizarre story, but writer and director Sarah Adina Smith's latest feature, Buster's Mal Heart, delivers the opportunity.

(Film)   May 18, 2017

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Moms on film: a Mother's Day compendium

Mother's Day: a time for appreciating the women who birthed us, for being appreciated by our children, and for longer than usual brunch lines.

(Film)   May 11, 2017

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'The Dinner': just a little too much to swallow

A total lack of likeable characters isn't necessarily immediate cause to dislike a film.

(Film)   May 4, 2017

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'Sand Castle' unpacks Operation Iraqi Futility

My mom's Netflix account has been working overtime lately to provide me, my roommates and untold ex-boyfriends a constant stream of programming.

(Film)   Apr 20, 2017

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The International Wildlife Film Festival remembers founder Chuck Jonkel

When Mike Steinberg took over the International Wildlife Film Festival four years ago, Chuck Jonkel paid him a visit at the Roxy Theater.

Apr 13, 2017

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Three must-see features at this year's International Wildlife Film Festival

David Attenborough's Light on Earth

(Film)   Apr 13, 2017

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Like Groundhog Day, but without the funny

In Before I Fall, we meet high school senior Sam (Zoey Deutch) as she floats through a typical day in any popular, rich girl's life.

(Film)   Apr 6, 2017

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Olivier Assayas sustains suspense with Personal Shopper

You can tell that director Olivier Assayas wrote Personal Shopper with Kristen Stewart in mind.

(Film)   Mar 30, 2017

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The uneven charm of Woody Harrelson's Wilson

Here's the weird thing about Woody Harrelson's title character in Wilson: He is at once cynical and uncomfortably affable, and that charms and repels the people around him in equal measure.

(Film)   Mar 23, 2017

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Netflix wins with I Don't Feel at Home

As it turns out, there's a super exciting, award-winning comedy-thriller hiding out in plain sight on your Netflix queue.

(Film)   Mar 16, 2017

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Jim Jarmusch's Paterson captures contentment

How do I love writer and director Jim Jarmusch's latest and possibly greatest film, Paterson?

(Film)   Mar 9, 2017

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Racism gets the horror treatment in Jordan Peele's 'Get Out'

Allow me a little rant about the withered state of things: Nobody wants to put on their shoes and go to the cinema anymore!

(Film)   Mar 2, 2017

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'I Am Not Your Negro' brings James Baldwin back

There's something undeniably confrontational about director Raoul Peck's Academy Award-nominated documentary.

(Film)   Feb 23, 2017

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