August 23, 2019

Ignore the Tomatometer: Cate Blanchett and director Richard Linklater have created a potent, relatable tale of midlife re-evaluation. Read more

August 18, 2019

This shallow but fun comedy of three school-skipping tweens manages to balance the sweet with the crass. Read more

August 16, 2019

The best of the recent crop of films inspired by rock music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s – this time, it’s the Boss’ turn – from the director of “Bend It Like Beckham” Read more

August 11, 2019

Despite one major flaw, this film starring Olivia Colman and Walton Goggins offers a nuanced consideration of the toll of fundamentalism. Read more

August 4, 2019

Writer/director Lulu Wang draws on personal history for this tale of returning to China and lying to Grandma about her terminal cancer diagnosis. Read more

August 2, 2019

Olivia Wilde completely won me over with her funny, affirming, and (yes) smart feature directing debut. Read more

August 1, 2019

Sword of Trust could not have landed at a more appropriate moment in time. There seems to be a growing disdain for truth in America. While our society buckles under the weight of alternative facts and normalized hate it can be difficult to find a reason to laugh. Lynn Shelton does just that in Sword of Trust. Despite the gravity of the film’s subject matter, the cast swing from ebullient improvised comedy to tragic pathos with ease.  When Mary (Michaela… Read more

July 28, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film is well-acted and stuffed with period detail, but lacks the characterization or satisfying resolution of his best works. Read more

July 21, 2019

With stellar, complex performances, Jessie Buckley and Julie Walters anchor this archetypal tale. Read more

July 15, 2019

Luke and Jo is a thoughtful and patient film which places two artists at different points in their development side by side for a weekend of self-discovery. Erik Odom and Andie Morgenlander, the titular Luke and Jo, share some genuine moments of connection in their scenes together. Giving these actors the chance to improvise lends an immediacy which makes the film feel personal and vital, despite some unevenness in the pacing and cinematography. Luke and Jo is a good film… Read more

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