Luce film review

Luce (dir. Julius Onah): Film review

Based on a play by J.C. Lee (Warplay, Pookie Goes Grenading), this talky drama positively smolders from beginning to end

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Funke (dir. Gabriel Taraboulsy, Alexander Emanuele)

I’d still like to know more about pasta

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The Farewell (dir. Lulu Wang): Film review

Based on a story first made popular on an episode of This American Life

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The Art of Self-Defense (dir. Riley Stearns): Film review

This is Fight Club by way of Napoleon Dynamite

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Wild Rose (dir. Tom Harper): Film review

Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give the film is also the one that scares me most: I want to listen to more country.

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SHAZAM! (dir. David Sandberg): Film review

Unlike a lot of onscreen heroes, Zachary Levi is having fun. So are we.

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THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT (dir. Kim Nguyen): Film review

At once a financial thriller, a workplace comedy, and a character study of obsessives, this strange curiosity fails to commit to any one tone.

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US (dir. Jordan Peele): Film review

The most important thing about Us is that it is absolutely fucking terrifying.

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YARDIE (dir. Idris Elba): Film review

Dan Scully reviews the new film by actor Idris Elba.

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THE INVISIBLES (dir. Claus Räfle): Film review

All of this actually happened, and relatively recently to boot.

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TRIPLE FRONTIER (dir. J.C. Chandor): Film review

A tale about men with little to lose and everything to gain,

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CAPTAIN MARVEL (dir. Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck): Film review

What should’ve been a paean to girl power is instead a bland, by-the-numbers product of the Marvel machine.

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BODIED (dir. Joseph Kahn): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The film blogosphere has been alight about Joseph Kahn’s latest feature, Bodied, since its explosive debut at TIFF over a year ago.

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DIAMANTINO (dir. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt): Philadelphia Film Festival review

From Portugal comes what is easily the funniest film of 2018

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THE FAVOURITE (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos): Philadelphia Film Festival review 2

Dan Scully reviews the latest movie from the director of The Lobster.

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THE GUILTY (dir. Gustav Möller): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Like all good thrillers, THE GUILTY weaves in current issues from the real world,

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Shoplifters (dir. Hirokazu Koreeda): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The best films are those which afford the viewer an inside look into a life experience different from their own

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Burning (dir. Chang-dong Lee): Philadelphia Film Festival review

Based on a Murakami short story, BURNING clocks in at 148 indispensable minutes.

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SUPPORT THE GIRLS (dir. Andrew Bujalski): Film review

A common refrain in the world of workplace woes goes like this: “People don’t quit jobs. They quit managers.” This is undoubtedly true for the handful of jobs I’ve left….

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SKATE KITCHEN (dir. Crystal Moselle): Film review

While watching Skate Kitchen, I found myself entertained, engaged, and delighted, but it wasn’t until it ended – until I realized that rolling credits meant the end of my time…