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Mercy, Mercy Me

Mercy, Mercy Me

Da 5 Bloods by Hope Madden Leave it to Spike Lee to follow up the socially searing masterwork in direction BlackKklansman with something bigger, badder and even more immediately relevant.…read more →

She Said She Said

She Said She Said

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael by George Wolf Even with the fragmented and ubiquitous nature of film criticism in the social media age, Pauline Kael’s summation may…read more →

Born in a Small Town

Born in a Small Town

Pahokee by George Wolf If you’re the parent of a current high school senior, you’ll find some extra poignancy in Pahokee, an observational doc that follows four small town Florida…read more →

Kelly Green

Kelly Green

True History of the Kelly Gang by George Wolf Planting its flag unapologetically at the corner of accuracy and myth, The True History of the Kelly Gang reintroduces a legendary…read more →

Partial

Partial

Santiago, Italia by Hope Madden History repeats itself.  This often frustrating, even tragic theme has powered many films and documentaries over the years, including Nanni Moretti’s Santiago, Italia.   An…read more →

Strings Attached

Strings Attached

Trolls World Tour by George Wolf They may sing songs we already know in a sequel that’s often thematically simple, but to quarantined families longing for an escape from re-runs,…read more →

See Me, Feel Me

See Me, Feel Me

Invisible Life by George Wolf Invisible Life (A Vida Invisvel) is one of the few films that earns its melodrama status in only positive ways. Director/co-writer Karim Ainouz attacks our…read more →

Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil

Resistance by George Wolf In the opening minutes of Resistance, a young Jewish girl asks her parents, “Why do they hate us?” Then, just before the end credits, stark onscreen…read more →