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Movie review: ‘Mr. Right’


Focus World

On paper, the action-comedy-thriller Mr. Right seems like it can’t go wrong. Read more

Movie review: ‘Remember’



What separates the truth from a lie that’s been told so many times that it’s inextricably woven into the fabric of the subconscious? Read more

Movie review: ‘Kill Your Friends’


Well Go

Nicholas Hoult shines as a criminally heartless and shamelessly sexist music-industry pro in Kill Your Friends, an often darkly comic and violent riff on making it in entertainment that doesn’t have anything new to say about the collision of avarice and ambition. Read more

Movie review: ‘I Saw the Light’


Sony Pictures Classics

Hank Williams, the great tragic genius of country music, wrote some of the most memorable American popular songs before dying in 1953 in the back seat of his powder-blue Cadillac. Read more

Movie review: ‘Midnight Special’


Warner Bros.

Director/writer Jeff Nichols walks a tightrope with his latest film, Midnight Special. Read more

Movie review: ‘Marguerite’


Cohen Media Group

There’s a line in Marguerite — a strangely moving story of a wealthy heiress whose passion to sing opera is matched only by her profound tone-deafness — that put me in mind, ever so briefly, of a corny old joke. Read more

Movie review: ‘They Will Have to Kill Us First’



This documentary about what happened after music was banned in parts of Mali is powerful and timely. Read more

Movie review: Texas film ‘Krisha’



Shot for next to nothing at the Houston home of the director’s mom, Krisha is a Texas film that has taken the indie world by storm. Read more

Movie review: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’



Back in 2002, My Big Fat Greek Wedding became a bona fide cultural phenomenon, a romantic comedy that mined the cultural specificities of the Greek heritage of unknown writer and star Nia Vardalos. Read more

Movie review: ‘City of Gold’


Sundance Institute

Anyone in middle-America suburbia who has ever marveled at the wonder of the Korean taco can thank Jonathan Gold for their culinary discovery. Read more

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