March 6, 2021
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Review: Film lacks authenticity with big name Hollywood star

By | Mar 5, 2021

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” is a slow slog through the desert with actor Frances McDormand. The use of a Hollywood name like McDormand makes the film feel less authentic than Zhao’s other works.


Review: Netflix rom-com wraps up trilogy in a bow

By | Feb 23, 2021

“To All the Boys: Always and Forever,” the final film in the “To All the Boys” trilogy, picks up where its predecessors left off.


Review: Historical film intensified by superb acting

By | Feb 22, 2021

In 1968, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover exclaimed that the FBI would do anything in its power to “prevent the rise of a ‘messiah’ who could unify and electrify the militant Black nationalist movement.”


Review: Italian film paints story of love, loss and betrayal

By | Feb 19, 2021

“L’ultimo paradiso” is a melodramatic Italian film that lets intrigue take full control over the narrative with little semblance of realism.


Review: Foo Fighters maintain its usual sound

By | Feb 16, 2021

“Medicine at Midnight” is for the most part just like every prior Foo Fighters album, but there is still some fun to be had.


Review: Dramatic film is filled with fits of rage

By | Feb 16, 2021

What role nepotism plays in the failure of “Malcolm & Marie,” Netflix’s latest awards-vying disaster, should be obvious.


Review: Dramatic film weighed down by soundtrack

By | Feb 15, 2021

For the women of the new Mandarin-language Netflix film, fate has rigged their family on a slippery slope of grief.


Review: Jazz album experiments with new sounds

By | Feb 10, 2021

Diego Pinera, an underground German Uruguayan jazz fusion musician, mixes sweet and sour on his new record “Odd Wisdom.”


Review: Crime thriller lacks genuine suspense

By | Feb 9, 2021

“The Little Things” is a stereotypical cop film about a veteran and a new detective investigating a string of identical murders. The actors are energetic but cannot compensate for the bland script.


Review: Jokers hit silver screen with laughs and charisma

By | Mar 4, 2020

Watching an episode of ’s hit show “Impractical Jokers” is like hanging out with a group of high school class clowns — except they are all middle-aged and have a long-running television show.


Review: Singles for the weeks of 2/28

By | Mar 4, 2020

“17”
Pink Sweat$
Released Feb. 28
Atlantic Recording Company
This song’s smoothed out vocals and simple beat are the perfect match.


Review: Uncanny CGI overpowers engaging storytelling

By | Mar 4, 2020

Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild” is a timeless story, and the film adaptation tells it well.