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cinemas

The Girl with All the Gifts movie review: I believe the children are our future…

Stakes out its own fresh place in an SF subgenre that is well played out, and rehumanizes it ways that are both extraordinarily moving and deeply unnerving.

Bridget Jones’s Baby movie review: how to infantilize women

The desperation, the neuroticism, and the idiocy of Bridget Jones continues to be appalling, not appealing. She is not the everywoman she is meant to be.

cinemas

The Magnificent Seven movie review: a dusty, dry husk of a movie

Humorless, rote, clichéd, and entirely unsurprising. Antoine Fuqua attempts to recapture old Hollywood magic — and fails — rather than create his own.

Finding Altamira movie review: family at the intersection of science and art

Couched in a tale of scientific discovery is a lovely portrait of a father-daughter relationship grounded in intellect and curiosity, a rare thing onscreen.

classics

cult classic film virgin: Sid & Nancy

Riveting and repulsive, with a claustrophobic perspective that mirrors its subjects: all id, all in the moment. But it’s also shallow, all on the surface.

classic film through a feminist lens: Baby Face (1933)

It’s easy to see an anti-feminist “Just look what happens to women who break the rules” underneath what is most obviously simply straight-up salaciousness.

in cinemas

opening this week

  
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The Free World
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Storks
  
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A Good American
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Little Men
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Imperium



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Bad Moms
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Captain Fantastic
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Don’t Breathe
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Little Men
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The Lobster
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Love and Friendship
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Sausage Party
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Cafe Society
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Tickled
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Cardboard Boxer
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The Good Neighbor
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cinemas UK

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Bad Moms
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Captain Fantastic
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Don’t Breathe
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Sour Grapes
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Wiener-Dog
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Cafe Society
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Julieta
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Tickled
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Chevalier
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dvd/streaming

new on dvd/vod this week

  
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Swiss Army Man
  
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Love and Friendship
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Money Monster
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The Good Neighbor
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Author: The JT Leroy Story
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Equals



recent releases US/Can

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A Bigger Splash
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The Lobster
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Love and Friendship
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Tale of Tales
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Wiener-Dog
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Antibirth
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The Man Who Knew Infinity
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Money Monster
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Sunset Song
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Cardboard Boxer
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The Good Neighbor
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A Hologram for the King
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The Neon Demon
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recent releases UK

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Sing Street
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Tale of Tales
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I Saw the Light
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The Man Who Knew Infinity
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Sid & Nancy (30th anniversary restoration)
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Demolition
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Hardcore Henry
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A Hologram for the King
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Knight of Cups
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Suburra


decipher

green light
worth paying multiplex prices for
yellow for maybe
worth a look, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it
red for no
give it a miss
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my reaction under consideration
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my reaction under gag order for now
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not yet seen by me

what the traffic lights mean

green light
worth paying multiplex prices for
yellow for maybe
worth a look, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it
red for no
give it a miss
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my reaction under consideration
gagged smiley
my reaction under gag order for now
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not yet seen by me

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more goodies

from Facebook: 25% off everything at US Zazzle

Sat Sep 24 2016, 05:11pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: movies explain microaggressions

Sat Sep 24 2016, 05:10pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: classical urban dance

Sat Sep 24 2016, 05:09pm | 0 comments

The Magnificent Seven movie review: a dusty, dry husk of a movie

Sat Sep 24 2016, 03:29pm | 10 comments

new and ongoing theatrical movie releases, US/Can/UK, from Sep 23

Fri Sep 23 2016, 10:18pm | comments off

2016’s films ranked

Fri Sep 23 2016, 10:04pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: apparently Emma Watson shouldn’t talk about anything but quidditch, and then only in private

Fri Sep 23 2016, 08:04pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: imagine if black people were 31% of those we see onscreen (instead of 31% of those killed by police)

Fri Sep 23 2016, 07:46pm | 2 comments

#LFF2016: Down Under, Indivisible, Wild

Thu Sep 22 2016, 10:55pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: best name for a winebar ever (London photo)

Tue Sep 20 2016, 09:09pm | 2 comments

new and ongoing dvd & streaming releases, US/Can/UK, from Sep 19-20

Tue Sep 20 2016, 08:54pm | comments off

from Facebook: Space Ghost: Coast to Coast is free to watch but who knows for how long

Tue Sep 20 2016, 08:01pm | 0 comments

#LFF2016: A Date for Mad Mary, Chasing Asylum, The Dreamed Ones

Tue Sep 20 2016, 06:41pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: what direct-to-VOD means to me…

Tue Sep 20 2016, 06:14pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: someone is dressed inappropriately for the new Jumanji reboot/sequel

Tue Sep 20 2016, 05:42pm | 8 comments

from Facebook: fictional NYC apartments get real

Tue Sep 20 2016, 05:07pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: it’s cute when men make movies about men

Tue Sep 20 2016, 05:06pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: Jonathan Pie (aka actor and comedian Tom Walker) is my new boyfriend

Tue Sep 20 2016, 05:02pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: there are no fairy tales…

Tue Sep 20 2016, 04:56pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: giant metal flower (London photo)

Mon Sep 19 2016, 10:22pm | 0 comments

The Girl with All the Gifts movie review: I believe the children are our future…

Mon Sep 19 2016, 08:50pm | 3 comments

from Pinterest: fancified bike (London photo)

Fri Sep 16 2016, 10:06pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: Star Wars is *too* for girls!

Fri Sep 16 2016, 08:05pm | 1 comment

from Facebook: culture losing out to money again

Fri Sep 16 2016, 06:22pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: a spruced-up version of that appalling Girls’ Life magazine cover

Fri Sep 16 2016, 06:21pm | 1 comment

from Facebook: the awesome Riz Ahmed on being typecast onscreen and off

Fri Sep 16 2016, 06:09pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: the makers of thriller Level Up need to level up

Fri Sep 16 2016, 06:08pm | 2 comments

from Pinterest: the lobby of the Ritz (London photo)

Thu Sep 15 2016, 10:22pm | 0 comments

Finding Altamira movie review: family at the intersection of science and art

Thu Sep 15 2016, 06:05pm | 1 comment

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years documentary review: yeah yeah yeah

Thu Sep 15 2016, 12:44pm | 13 comments

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