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Elemental, My Dear

Elemental, My Dear

Radioactive by George Wolf Honestly, I’m not digging this title, yet it somehow fits. For the story of an intellectual giant, Radioactive seems too easy, too cheesy, and a bit…read more →

Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

The Two Popes by Hope Madden How funny is it that Hannibal Lecter is playing Pope Benedict XVI? That’s not the only sly jab Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles (City of…read more →

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Hope Madden My God, I love Fred Rogers. I didn’t watch the show as a kid, preferring Under Dog, Scooby Doo and other…read more →

Nice Guys Finish Last

Nice Guys Finish Last

Ford v Ferrari by Matt Weiner Director James Mangold has a knack for turning the comfortable biopic formula into something genuinely gripping, even when it’s not surprising. In the case…read more →

Born in a Trunk

Born in a Trunk

Judy by George Wolf Call it a comeback, a re-introduction or a friendly reminder, but Renee Zellweger’s channeling of Judy Garland is an awards-worthy revelation. Since winning an Oscar for…read more →

Charlie’s Angels

Charlie’s Angels

Charlie Says by Hope Madden It’s been 50 years since Charles Manson and his family effectively terminated the 1960s. Filmmaker Mary Harron (American Psycho) joins Daniel Farrands and Quentin Tarantino…read more →

Wild Thing

Wild Thing

Wild Nights with Emily by Hope Madden Here’s a fun trend in recent indie filmmaking: let’s revisit our historic “spinsters”, shall we? Craig William Macneill gave Lizzie Borden the treatment…read more →

Sibling Smackdown

Sibling Smackdown

Fighting With My Family by Hope Madden Rarely, if ever, has WWE PR been as charming as Stephen Merchant’s biopic Fighting with My Family. A traditional underdog tale, the film…read more →

Another Fine Mess

Another Fine Mess

Stan & Ollie by Hope Madden Wouldn’t it be nutty to peek behind the curtain of one of cinema’s most famous pairs—your Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, Bert and…read more →