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Movie review: ‘Poltergeist’


Twentieth Century Fox

Remake of the classic horror story doesn't stand a ghost of a chance Read more

Movie review: ‘Good Kill’

Good Kill

A story of soldiers conflicted about their mission is nothing new. What the absorbing Good Kill ably reckons with is how the means of that assignment — rather than just the goals of the mission itself — send one lauded pilot into an emotional tailspin. Read more

Movie review: ‘Felix and Meira’


Oscilloscope Laboratories

The problem with any screen romance between someone from the Hasidic community and an outsider is the limited range of outcomes. Read more

Movie review: ‘Saint Laurent’


Sony Pictures Classics

Saint Laurent is an epic film about the life of the famed fashion designer, a 150-minute immersion into the styles of the 1970s, which look better as time goes on. After all, aside from the 1920s, there was no decade in the last 100 years whose fashion was so distinct... Read more

Movie review: ‘Slow West’



There’s an alien feel to Slow West, an unconventionally conventional Western about a romantic tenderfoot provided safe passage to the frontier by a grizzled, unsentimental gunman. Read more

Movie review: ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’


Bleeker Street Media

There is something about Blythe Danner’s on-screen essence that is perfect for the gently aged widow she plays in I’ll See You in My Dreams, her first leading role in years. Read more

Movie review: ‘Tomorrowland’



Coming on the heels of the brutally dystopian vision of what’s to come glimpsed in Mad Max: Fury Road, the jet packs and Jetsons gleam of the charming if preachy Tomorrowland comes as a huge sigh of reli... Read more

Movie review: ‘5 to 7’


Walter Thomson

Judging from its premise, 5 to 7 sounds like it’s going to be at least a little bit raunchy. A single, 20-something guy in New York falls for a married, 30-something French woman who can only be with him from 5 to 7 p.m. because, we... Read more

Movie review: ‘White God’


Magnolia Pictures

If someone wants to make a case that our four-legged actor friends deserve to be considered for Oscar consideration, right alongside Streep and McConaughey, they need only offer White God as evidence. The exhilirating, if heavy-handed Hungarian film, which won the Un ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Where Hope Grows’


Tom LeGoff

Where Hope Grows is a sometimes moving and generally watchable melodrama about a drunken ex-ballplayer who finds purpose and a friend back in his home town. Read more

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