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Movie review: ‘Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World’


Twentieth Century Fox

The fanboys and fangirls will surely go wild for this documentary about the Swiss artist whose disturbing, obsessive work included, most famously, designing the hair-raising creature of the Alien sci-fi movies. Read more

Movie review: ‘San Andreas’


Warner Bros.

Well, the filmmakers behind San Andreas deserve credit for at least one thing: They didn’t skimp on the effects. Read more

Movie review: ‘Survivor’



Everything about Survivor screams formula. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Connection’


Drafthouse Films

The engrossing crime saga The Connection is the other half of The French Connection, that landmark blast of ’70s cinema about the importation of heroin to New York City. While this story, mostly set in the French port town of Marsei... Read more

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

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