All Reviews

Author: The JT LeRoy Story

An utterly fascinating exploration of the murky line in literature between inspirational and fraudulent, as well as the mystery of celebrity.
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The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

An overlong, overly maudlin example of Golden Age filmmaking, a four-hankie weepie — I laughed, I cried, I couldn't wait for it to end.

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The Shallows

“The Shallows” won’t linger in your memory, but it should keep you entertained.

The Magnificent Seven

"The Magnificent Seven" is a well-built summer blockbuster that doesn't supplant the original but certainly doesn't shit in its bed.



An intriguing premise that never builds much of a sense of dread, this Polish/Israeli horror/comedy is a better idea than movie.


Middle-of-the-road animation for kiddies with some humor thrown in for adults that doesn’t really click.


The Hollars

A great big warm, wet hug of a movie, this dramedy about a wayward kid going home is weighted with cliches but rings true and avoids tripping over pretensions.

Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition

The Disney classic kicked off a golden age of animation, and 25 years later it looks better than ever.


Bridget Jones’s Baby

Precisely what you expect from the franchise revival, with the added bonus of zero romantic tension and a plot that drags on a half-hour longer than necessary.


An entertaining and chilling movie that, at about 134 minutes, keeps you engrossed, but it needs less of a soapbox and more humanity.


Blair Witch

You can't recapture lightning in a bottle, but "Blair Witch" is thematically and aesthetically a true inheritor to the original game-changing film.

Complete Unknown

Splendidly acted by Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, "Complete Unknown" questions one woman’s false personas and the very concept of identity as a fixed point.

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Duck, You Sucker! (1971)

Like a lot of Sergio Leone's films, "Duck, You Sucker!" has some big ideas lurking beneath a gaudy facade of violence and miscreant behavior.
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Captain America: Civil War

"Captain America: Civil War" is the sort of super-hero movie that hits its marks and gives you everything you expected but offers no surprises or boldness.