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Little Boy, Big World

Little Boy, Big World

Capernaum by Brandon Thomas “I want to sue my parents!” a defiant pre-teen child exclaims inside of a crowded courtroom. Everyone – his parents, the judge, the attorneys – appears…read more →

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

The Invisibles by Rachel Willis In 1943, the infamous Joseph Goebbels declared Berlin was “free of Jews.” However, 7000 Jewish residents remained in hiding in Germany’s capital. Director Claus Räfle…read more →

Spare Parts

Spare Parts

Alita: Battle Angel by Hope Madden Cyberpunk comes to the big screen in the form of a post-apocalyptic roller derby. I would not have guessed that’s how it would go.…read more →

The Great Outdoor Fight

The Great Outdoor Fight

Donnybrook by Matt Weiner Go into Donnybrook expecting an action movie about bare knuckle fighting and you’re going to be sorely disappointed: there’s more road movie than Rocky. But director…read more →

A Very Merry Unbirthday

A Very Merry Unbirthday

Happy Death Day 2U by Hope Madden Two years ago, writer/director Christopher Landon’s Happy Death Day managed the unexpected. It took an immediately tiresome premise—Groundhog Day meets Scream—and generated enough…read more →

Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part by Hope Madden Everything is not awesome. Don’t tell Emmet (Chris Pratt), though. Try as he might (mainly to please the ever-brooding Lucy/Wildstyle…read more →

Spare the Rod

Spare the Rod

The Prodigy by Hope Madden There is nothing especially wrong with The Prodigy, director Nicholas McCarthy’s take on the Bad Seed formula. Not much right about it, either. Sarah (Taylor…read more →

Best Served Cold

Best Served Cold

Cold Pursuit by Hope Madden Liam Neeson, everybody. If we’d ever wondered what fueled Neeson’s on-screen obsession with a character who can turn from perfectly ordinary, even good guy to…read more →

T.M.I.

T.M.I.

What Men Want by George Wolf There are a few moments in What Men Want – too few – when the forced caricature of Taraji P. Henson’s character takes a break…read more →