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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Ferdinand by Hope Madden I’m thrilled to announce that Ferdinand, the new animated feature from Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Rio), did not ruin my childhood. Whew! The story of a…read more →

Day for Knight

Day for Knight

Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Hope Madden and George Wolf Did The Force Awakens simply recycle our Star Wars memories and sell them back to us? It did, but not…read more →

Island Life

Island Life

Wonder Wheel by George Wolf The sheer number of films Woody Allen continues to churn out almost guarantees that some will hit (Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and some…read more →

Hi Doggie!

Hi Doggie!

The Disaster Artist by Hope Madden There is genuine affection in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, a behind-the-scenes biopic that gets inside the making of the best bad movie of…read more →

Free Bird

Free Bird

Thelma by Hope Madden A surprising, gorgeously filmed prologue creates a mood: a little girl, bundled in a red coat, follows her shotgun-toting father across a frozen pond into the…read more →

Bond of Brothers

Bond of Brothers

Last Flag Flying by George Wolf “Men make the wars, and wars make the men.” Last Flag Flying is a loving salute to the enduring nature of honor. Thoughtful and…read more →

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

BPM (120 Beats Per Minute) by George Wolf Transitioning slowly from a sweeping, outrage-fueled political drama to a hushed and intimate personal study, BPM becomes a deeply emotional portrait of…read more →

Scrape it Off your Shoes

Scrape it Off your Shoes

Sweet Virginia by Hope Madden Which is a better death—a bullet, or a broken heart? Aah, the neo-noir, always trodding that lonesome, masculine road. Director Jamie Dagg’s latest effort, the…read more →

The Glamorous Life

The Glamorous Life

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story by George Wolf You won’t find many violins playing for the sad, lonely lives of good-looking people, but Bombshell makes a compelling case that a…read more →