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Film Review: The Cage Fighter
A visual-effects artist's attempt at a documentary about a family-man MMA fighter is maddeningly vague, omits pertinent facts and raises more questions than it answers.
Film Review: 24 Frames
Abbas Kiarostami’s final project is a pensive, moody experiment—a challenge to one’s patience but an elegiac “last word” (and picture) from a unique and significant filmmaker.
Film Review: In the Intense Now
João Moreira Salles’s melancholic essay-film examines the cataclysmic potential, as well as the sobering limitations and unintended consequences, exemplified by the revolutionary movements of 1968.
Film Review: Tully
Following the bond that develops between an overworked parent and her nighttime nanny, 'Tully' is both bitingly funny and observant—and a quietly radical statement on motherhood, sure to make mothers everywhere feel less alone.
Film Review: American Folk
Actor-musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth make sweet music together in this tender road-tripping drama.
Film Review: Have a Nice Day
Director Liu Jian’s fierce determination to out-Tarantino Tarantino results in a heartlessly clever, blood-spattered cartoon noir portrait of a modern China ruled by avarice.
Film Review: The Great Buddha
Marvelous Taiwanese study of down-and-outers’ survival strategies defines “bittersweet,” while managing to be effin’ hilarious along the way.
Film Review: Padmaavat
A queen's beauty provokes a tyrant into war in this large-scale, largely inert costume epic from India.
Film Review: Like Me
A Millennial spin on toxic teenage angst, this visually thrilling film takes a jaundiced view of social-media obsession.
Film Review: The Clapper
Ed Helms, the comedian, puts his heart and soul into seriously playing the title role in 'The Clapper', and that’s the big problem here.
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