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Friday, August 25, 2017

Movie Reviews: Good Time, Ingrid Goes West, Leap!, All Saints

The Only Living Boy in New York, Whose Streets?, Birth of the Dragon

Posted By on August 25, 2017, 8:02 AM

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A variety of limited releases trickle into the pre-Labor Day weekend, including a timely documentary about media coverage of protests and one of the year's best films.

The Only Living Boy in New York
(pictured) takes the basic set-up of The Graduate and turns it into narcissistic coming-of-age nonsense. The Ferguson, Mo. protests over the police killing of Mike Brown Jr. get an intense you-are-there documentary exploration in Whose Streets? The faith-based, fact-based drama All Saints is so low-key Jesus-y—and low-key everything else—that it barely moves the drama needle.

MaryAnn Johanson laments the horrible messages for would-be artists in the animated tale Leap!

Eric D. Snider praises the cautionary social-media-era satire of Ingrid Goes West. An apocryphal event in the life of Bruce Lee becomes the dully mediocre  Birth of the Dragon, lacking even any sweet kung-fu action.

In this week's feature review, David Riedel says the exhilarating crime thriller Good Times is one of the year's best movies.

Also opening this week, but not screened for press:  the Bollywood action-romance A Gentleman.


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