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Desperation Drives ‘Green Room’

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) knows the simple secret for creating a down-and-dirty little indie thriller: Introduce us to smart, funny characters, but don’t feel the need to burden them with cluttered backstories.   

Netflix Dining Docs Raise the Bar

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cooking shows are a dime a dozen today, with several networks and daytime TV series devoted to foodie entertainment. But a true culinary documentary is rare. Enter Netflix, which offers two original programs that examine food in a beautiful, critical way.  

Francofonia

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Historical perspective allows us to consider the true power and glory of art during moments of great human crises.   

Keanu

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The television sketch comedy princes Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele seemingly abdicated their crowns at the height of their reign with the intention of tackling other formats (although sticking to making us laugh, rather than straying into more dramatic fare).  

Mother's Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I feel like I might have to accept some level of responsibility for the ensemble comedy from Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman), since I, along with just about every other critic in the game, joked about his seeming desire to pander to audiences with holiday-themed rom-coms.  

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Imagine a fantastic true story that feels like it can’t be real. In 1959, toiling away at a newspaper, Ed Myers (Giovanni Ribisi) pens a letter to Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks) that gets sent by a co-worker to Havana, Cuba, where the great writer enjoys a life of unparalleled celebrity and a sense of self-satisfaction.  

Ratchet & Clank

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
This animated adventure follows the timeworn blueprint of an impending galactic threat that must be met and thwarted by a steely resistance augmented by the presence of a lowly figure and a robot ally.  

Ethan Hawke Plays It Cool in ‘Born To Be Blue’

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Robert Budreau's Born to be Blue dares to blur the lines between fact and fiction, while reimagining the intimate details in the tragic life of Jazz great Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke).   

Watch the Thrones

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
So you want to talk about Game of Thrones (Season 6 Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO)? Would you like spoilers with that?  

Elvis & Nixon

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Just in time for election season comes a film that fuses the grandeur of history with a surreal comedy scheme seemingly made for the modern era.  

Everybody Wants Some!!

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Moving on from Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater follows a wayward collection of college baseball players attempting to strike a balance between freedom and responsibility at a time when their only concern would seem to be enjoying and maintaining the good-time ride they’re on.   

The Huntsman: Winter's War

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
To follow up Snow White & The Huntsman, the decision was made to delve into the complex history between the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and the evil queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron).   

A Hologram for the King

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Writer-director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) might seem to be an unlikely choice to steer this seemingly pedestrian human drama about an American businessman (Tom Hanks) on the decline who concocts a scheme to reclaim his footing by traveling to Saudi Arabia to pitch an idea to a wealthy monarch.   

‘Miles Ahead’ of Traditional Biopic Conventions

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Miles Ahead, the new film from multi-hyphenate Don Cheadle, captures Miles Davis a little more than a decade from his final days, but there’s a very real sense of the fragility, both physically and psychologically, that plagued him toward the end.   

Mole Woman No More

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Beyond its ridiculous backstory, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season Premiere, Friday, Netflix) is fun because it explores various elements of contemporary culture through the lens of a childlike adult who missed out on years of life experiences and stupid slang terms.