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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

Oscar shop talk with Ed and Chris

On our new podcast, Ed Johnson-Ott of NUVO Newsweekly talks about the Academy Awards with The Film Yap's own Christopher Lloyd.

Audacious Oscar picks and predictions 2017

A complete breakdown of all 24 Oscar races, including predicted winners and who really should get the statue — plus who got snubbed and who they should replace.

A United Kingdom

Less a story of romantic love than love of country, this excellent drama based on history shows the noblest side of patriotism.

Manchester By the Sea

Sad movies have a place in our lives. And it would be a pity to skip one of the best films of 2016.

Charlie Day and Ice Cube play a pair of squabbling teachers settling their beef the hard way in "Fist Fight," a 2017 Warner Brothers comedy.

Fist Fight

Charlie Day's irritated-chipmunk reveries were bound to one day meet a movie so irredeemably terrible they couldn't possibly prop it up. Well, here it is.
An alien craft hovers above the water in "Arrival," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Arrival

A fine science fiction drama, more contemplative and imaginative than we usually see. But a Best Picture Oscar nominee?

Keanu Reeves reprises his role as badass assassin John Wick in "John Wick: Chapter Two," a 2017 Summit-Lionsgate release directed by Chad Stahelski.

John Wick: Chapter 2

"John Wick: Chapter 2" is enjoyably tacky & distinguished, indulging literary allusions & bodacious lacerations like someone chasing 10-year scotch with PBR.

The Lego Batman Movie

Can the Lego team sustain a parody of a tiresome superhero without it becoming tiresome itself? The answer is: Mostly.