NOPE Review

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Is it possible to tame a predatory animal? This is one of the questions at the heart of Jordan Peele’s latest feature. Within the first five minutes, Peele’s evolution as a director

Mr. Malcolm’s List Review

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To some, the casting of this Austen-like film is reflective of the so-called “Bridgerton-effect” in which a diverse group of actors lead a period piece. Other examples include The Personal History of

Cha Cha Real Smooth Review

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Right from Sundance comes the charming and sincere Cha Cha Real Smooth from director Cooper Raiff. Raiff may be only twenty-five, but his handle on snappy dialogue, complicated relationships and tackling tricky

The Batman Review

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As “Ave Maria” begins to play, Matt Reeves boldly fills the screen with an announcement that this film is not about Bruce Wayne/Batman but The Batman – the making some sort of

Licorice Pizza Review

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With his latest film, has PTA tapped into an extraordinarily rich world or failed to do more than rummage around in LA insiders best hits? That’s the thought I wrestled with for

Sundown Review

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Whether desired or not, most of the runtime of Michel Franco‘s Sundown will be spent trying to figure out what exactly is motivating Neil Bennett to avoid returning to his life in

Drive My Car Review

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Does life imitate art or art imitate life? This question sits at the very center of Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car – a film ultimately about human contradictions, shared grief and the