January 19, 2021
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Review: “Mank” is a weak attempt at pretentious filmmaking

By | Dec 12, 2020

Fincher’s newest film, “Mank,” proves there is an interesting story to be told, but the narrative never presents itself.


Review: Holiday film reveals Vanessa Hudgens can’t hold three roles

By | Dec 4, 2020

“The Princess Switch: Switched Again” retains the Christmas charm of the original “The Princess Switch” movie, but the acting drags it down.


Review: Potential Oscar nominee killed by poor script

By | Dec 3, 2020

“Hillbilly Elegy,” anticipated to be an Academy Awards season contender, fails dramatically and disappointingly.


Review: Merry tunes and lively acting define holiday film

By | Nov 23, 2020

“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” is a vibrant holiday story with a cast composed almost entirely of actors of color.


Review: Romantic holiday film lacks jolly spirit

By | Nov 16, 2020

For a movie about Christmas, “Operation Christmas Drop” lacks the trademark jolly spirit of the holiday.


Review: Polish slasher film fails to scare

By | Nov 13, 2020

“Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight” is a Polish horror movie with gross monsters and a stereotypical slasher movie plot.


Review: Ambient horror film loses plot

By | Nov 4, 2020

“Cadaver” is a Norwegian horror film with stunning set design and effective cinematography, but the plot is not as strong as it could have been.


Review: “The Witches” is a poor adaptation of beloved book

By | Nov 4, 2020

Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” has been adapted into a more cartoonish version. Anne Hathaway as The Grand High Witch is excellent, but there are few other saving graces.


Review: “Borat” sequel comes at perfect time

By | Nov 3, 2020

Sacha Baron Cohen’s sequel to his famous film “Borat,” “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” exposes the bigoted underbelly of the United States just as the first one did.


Review: Vibrant film charts family’s evolving dynamics

By | Oct 28, 2020

“Minari” focuses on a family overcoming challenges of feeling isolated in a new environment. The film will likely be on streaming services next year.


Review: Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama is detached and weightless

By | Oct 26, 2020

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” — writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s new Netflix film — mistakes gaudy self-importance as inherent relevance.


Review: Semiautobiographical film discusses problems in theater industry

By | Oct 20, 2020

“The Forty-Year-Old Version” is Radha Blank’s semiautobiographical debut feature film, and it premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.