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Film Review: Hot to Trot
That lame title—along with the use of ho-hum music like The Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited”—gives you the basic tip-off about this earnest but muddled gay take on competitive dancing.
Film Review: Crime + Punishment
Documentary offers a well-intentioned but disjointed chronicle of the whistleblowers known as the NYPD 12.
Film Review: The Oslo Diaries
Devastating, resonant documentary account of the secret 1993 Israeli-Palestinian peace talks succeeds by sticking with its subject well past the flashbulb-signing ceremony.
Film Review: Arizona
Death comes swiftly and often in this dim, mean-spirited comedy-thriller.
Film Review: What Keeps You Alive
This brisk psychological thriller about what you don’t know about the people you love features excellent performances by leads Brittany Allen and Hannah Emily Anderson and some tidy plot twists.
Film Review: The Bookshop
A delicately conceived and beautifully acted tragicomedy about a widow in an insular post-war British community who is determined to open a bookstore in a place overflowing with detractors.
Film Review: Searching
Father searches for his missing teenage daughter in a story told entirely through video screens.
Film Review: Support the Girls
Girl power rules everywhere you look these days—even in a sports bar.
Film Review: John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
This quirky French doc about tennis great turned star commentator John McEnroe in his 1980s heyday may irk serious fans in other realms, as it often puts an unsportsmanlike artsy spin on a beloved sport.
Film Review: The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
Masaaki Yuasa’s new animated feature often comes across like a freewheeling, frequently surreal mashup of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie and Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise.
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