Movie Reviews
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Bel Powell stars as Minnie in the new movie "Diary of a Teenage Girl"

Diary of a Teenage Girl

Few films can start with a teenage girl boasting "I just had sex" and get away with it. But "Diary of a Teenage Girl" is no run-of-the-mill coming-of-age tale.
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No Escape

"No Escape" is a clumsy but effective thriller that treats its Asian antagonists as faceless, disposable bogeymen.

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Mistress America

The second collaboration between star/writer Greta Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach is an exponentially more mature and revealing look at young womanhood.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in "American Ultra," a 2015 Lionsgate action-comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

American Ultra

Jesse Eisenberg makes a credibly, and unexpectedly, badass action hero. But "American Ultra" tops out at modest velocity straight down the middle of the road.

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The End of the Tour

This portrait of two men on the road is simultaneously a great character study and possibly the best portrait of writers I’ve ever seen.
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Brisk, colorful and deliciously sexy, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E" is the end-of-summer surprise we've been craving.

The rise and fall of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. is chronicled in "Straight Outta Compton," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by F. Gary Gray.

Straight Outta Compton

The movie doesn't feel phony, but it beats an unexpected retreat to safety — a solace far beyond the gaze of the greatness “Compton” gives you at the outset.
Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman and Joel Edgerton (who also wrote and directed) star in "The Gift," a 2015 psychological thriller from STX Entertainment.

The Gift

Co-star/writer/director Joel Edgerton delivers a confidently patient, psychologically potent and wonderfully acted parable about victimization and vindication.