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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Movie Review: Glass

M. Night Shyamalan tries to paste two movies together to create a cinematic universe
Observing the career of M. Night Shyamalan over the 20 years since The Sixth Sense made him a cinematic superstar has been a deeply baffling experience.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Movie Reviews: The Upside, A Dog's Way Home, Replicas, On the Basis of Sex

A long-delayed remake, Keanu Reeves doing weird science and The Young RBG Chronicles are the key offerings opening at local theaters this week. Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston star in the aggressively feel-good based-on-a-true-story remake The Upside (pictured).

Friday, January 4, 2019

Movie Review Roundup: "If Beale Street Could Talk," "Escape Room," "Shoplifters"

It's a light first week of 2019 in theaters, with one new wide release and the local opening of two of the best films of 2018. Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters (pictured) showcases the director's creative sweet spot balancing sentimentality with acidic social conscience.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Deck the Newsroom!

City Weekly staffers reflect on their holiday guilty pleasures.
Editorial staffers put their deadlines aside to bask in holiday glory. Staring into an abyss, an ode to American consumerism and effusive muppets? Yep, it's all in here.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Movie Reviews: Aquaman, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, Vice

Welcome to Marwen, Ben Is Back, At Eternity's Gate, Mary Queen of Scots
The jam-packed Christmas week features new releases aimed at action fans, kids and those trying to do their pre-Oscars homework. Aquaman (pictured) can't find a way for its hero to make sense, under the sea or above it.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Movie Reviews: Mortal Engines; Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse; Vox Lux

The Favourite, Anna and the Apocalypse
Holiday movie season kicks into high gear with a little something for everyone, including Oscar-season drama, animated adventure, epic fantasy and a Christmas zombie musical.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Categorical Error

Awards-season “category fraud” is an industry habit that everyone plays along with. But why?
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce its nominees in all categories, including the Supporting Acting categories. The thing about those particular categories is that a whole bunch of the actors won’t be supporting.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Slamdance to honor Steven Soderbergh, screen his new film

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh's career got its big start in Park City 30 years ago.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Movie Reviews: Burning, Maria By Callas, The World Before Your Feet, Schindler's List

Multiplexes are vacant of new releases—unless you count the 25th anniversary re-release of a classic Best Picture winner—which leaves plenty of time to focus on compelling new art-house releases.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Movie Reviews: The Possession of Hannah Grace, Border, Life and Nothing More, Mirai

A post-Thanksgiving dead zone at the multiplexes leaves room for a few unique art-house offerings. The Swedish fantasy Border crafts an intriguing romantic allegory about assimilation and the hate-inspiring ripple effects of dehumanization.

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