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Jennifer Lawrence in mother!, Dylan O’Brien in American Assassin and Catherine Deneuve with The Midwife
Also what rodents can tell us about society in Rat Film
Sep 14th, 2017
Spider-Man new and improved, a classic rock festival and talking away the troubles in Northern Ireland
Also a little-known attempt to assassinate Hitler, immigrant humor in a radio station and perplexing doings with artistic types
Jul 6th, 2017
Just in time for Trump, The Founder, thoughts on feminism, 20th Century Women, and M. Night’s rebound, Split
Also a fanciful take on a poet’s political perils, Neruda, and a late-arriving Studio Ghibli animation, Ocean Waves
Jan 20th, 2017
Three movies tell real stories: Spotlight, The 33 and Mavis
Also a rare visit to remotest Nepal and a Robert De Niro film going straight to video on demand.
Nov 13th, 2015
My Oscars picks: Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel, Still Alice and CitizenFour
Boyhood vs Birdman. It looks like a dead heat right now.
Feb 20th, 2015
Birdman, Whiplash and St. Vincent top a full slate of new films now playing
And watch a refugee from Downton Abbey land as The Guest in New Mexico.
Oct 24th, 2014
Remakes, love stories for Valentine’s Day and an exceptional Canadian film now in theatres
Robocop and that flying horse are only fantasies; the “weed princess” brings a dose of reality
Feb 14th, 2014