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Clash (Eshtebak) movie review: the view from inside social upheaval

Fri Apr 21 2017, 02:54pm | 0 comments

Letters from Baghdad documentary review: Gertrude Bell, the original Lawrence of Arabia

Fri Apr 21 2017, 12:32pm | 4 comments

The Lost City of Z movie review: archaeology was his religion

Tue Apr 18 2017, 10:26pm | 4 comments

Smurfs: The Lost Village movie review: how do you solve a problem like Smurfette?

Fri Mar 31 2017, 04:22pm | 39 comments

Mean Dreams movie review: Paxton et justitia

Sun Mar 19 2017, 08:05pm | 0 comments

Logan movie review: wounded Wolverine, dangerous beast

Mon Feb 27 2017, 10:08pm | 31 comments

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (89th Academy Awards) review

Mon Feb 20 2017, 04:46pm | 0 comments

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (89th Academy Awards) review

Mon Feb 06 2017, 06:42pm | 0 comments

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie review: the high price of hope

Fri Dec 16 2016, 02:57pm | 31 comments

Moana movie review: the hero with a thousand faces finally has a female one

Tue Nov 22 2016, 01:02pm | 11 comments

Before the Flood documentary review: DiCaprio takes celebrity climate-change advocacy to a new level (#LFF2016)

Wed Nov 02 2016, 12:54pm | 0 comments

You’ve Been Trumped and You’ve Been Trumped, Too documentaries review: Donald Trump is no friend to “the little people”

Mon Oct 31 2016, 01:56pm | 12 comments

Blood Father movie review: a take-your-daughter-to-work adventure

Fri Oct 07 2016, 11:36am | 1 comment

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

Mon Sep 19 2016, 08:50pm | 16 comments

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

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

Kubo and the Two Strings movie review: quest for family

Mon Sep 12 2016, 01:25pm | 11 comments

Mechanic: Resurrection movie review: the Jessica Alba-centered fanfic that makes this work

Mon Aug 29 2016, 02:23pm | 8 comments

The Intervention and There Is a New World Somewhere movies review: women on the verge

Thu Aug 25 2016, 02:18pm | 0 comments

Microbe & Gasoline movie review: adolescent angst (subtitled)

Wed Aug 03 2016, 05:14pm | 0 comments

Jason Bourne movie review: Bourne again, but why?

Tue Jul 26 2016, 02:19pm | 6 comments

Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) movie review: delays due to zombies

Sat Jul 23 2016, 08:03pm | 18 comments

Now You See Me 2 movie review: now you don’t

Fri Jul 08 2016, 07:19pm | 8 comments

The Secret Life of Pets movie review: dogs and cats living together…

Tue Jul 05 2016, 06:01pm | 3 comments

Gods of Egypt movie review: those whom the gods wish to punish, they force to watch this movie

Sat May 28 2016, 07:20pm | 12 comments

Alice Through the Looking Glass movie review: a mirror cracked

Tue May 24 2016, 09:32pm | 6 comments

These Final Hours movie review: armageddon a hint of emotion

Thu May 05 2016, 09:24pm | 0 comments

Midnight Special movie review: let the children use it

Fri Apr 08 2016, 03:17pm | 2 comments

A Walk in the Woods movie review: ramble on and on

Mon Apr 04 2016, 02:04pm | 7 comments

Hot Pursuit movie review: nice rack and ruin

Mon Mar 21 2016, 01:53pm | 9 comments

Grandma movie review: the wisdoms of age and youth

Tue Mar 15 2016, 05:52pm | 6 comments

Grimsby (aka The Brothers Grimsby) movie review: grim indeed

Fri Mar 04 2016, 09:04pm | 7 comments

Embrace of the Serpent movie review: mild Amazonian odyssey

Sun Feb 28 2016, 10:39pm | 0 comments

Theeb movie review: a tiny slice of the Great War, through a child’s eyes

Sun Feb 28 2016, 06:35pm | 0 comments

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip movie review: born to be mild

Wed Feb 10 2016, 09:16pm | 0 comments

Racing Extinction documentary review: the asteroid this time is humanity

Wed Feb 10 2016, 02:18pm | 40 comments

Where to Invade Next documentary review: finding the American dream everywhere but America

Tue Feb 09 2016, 08:33pm | 14 comments

Boy & the World movie review: urban chaos and color

Thu Jan 28 2016, 06:29pm | 14 comments

The Revenant movie review: an extreme walk in the woods

Mon Dec 28 2015, 12:42pm | 14 comments

Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie review: a new hope

Thu Dec 17 2015, 05:00pm | 98 comments

In the Heart of the Sea movie review: here be monsters (and whales)

Wed Dec 09 2015, 01:55pm | 8 comments

The Good Dinosaur movie review: bad dinosaur, bad

Tue Nov 24 2015, 04:04pm | 41 comments

Spectre movie review: Bond goes backward

Wed Oct 28 2015, 02:32pm | 12 comments

Mississippi Grind movie review: a killer hand

Fri Oct 23 2015, 01:08pm | 0 comments

Dukhtar movie review: giving voice to women who have none

Fri Oct 09 2015, 10:56am | 0 comments

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials movie review: apocalyptic pile-on

Fri Sep 11 2015, 10:40am | 5 comments

Vacation movie review: stay home

Fri Aug 21 2015, 10:30am | 9 comments

Paper Towns and Mistress America movies review: girls’ stories are their own (and not yours, boys)

Mon Aug 17 2015, 06:17pm | 11 comments

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation movie review: familiar yet fresh

Mon Jul 27 2015, 05:29pm | 5 comments

Big Significant Things movie review: road trip to nowhere

Thu Jul 23 2015, 03:51pm | 1 comment

The Salt of the Earth documentary review: photographing the human condition

Fri Jul 17 2015, 11:28am | 0 comments

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