Reviews

Major Releases
Film Review: Get Out

Film Review: Get Out

Comedian Jordan Peele makes an auspicious feature directing debut with this outlandish horror thriller/social satire that transforms topical racial tensions into bracing entertainment.

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Film Review: Fist Fight

Film Review: Fist Fight

Nerd English teacher faces off against a bully in this easygoing, underachieving comedy.

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Film Review: The Great Wall

Film Review: The Great Wall

Significant Hollywood input and Chinese money don’t prevent this lavish good-warriors-vs.-bad-monsters. legend-based action-adventure described as “China’s largest film ever” from being so Chinese that American fans of the action genre may resist.

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Film Review: Fifty Shades Darker

Film Review: Fifty Shades Darker

The howlingly dreadful middle stretch of E.L. James’ reputedly erotic trilogy finds its mumbly, colorless dominant-submissive couple going straight vanilla.

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Film Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

Film Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

The comedy Batman deserves.

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Specialty Releases
Film Review: Fabricated City

Film Review: Fabricated City

Indirect social commentary cloaked in action trappings.

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Film Review: Keep Quiet

Film Review: Keep Quiet

Fascinating if somewhat suspect U.K./Hungarian doc follows the journey of a former Hungarian right-wing extremist politician who becomes an Orthodox Jew after discovering his Jewish roots.

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Film Review: From Nowhere

Film Review: From Nowhere

Matthew Newton’s thoughtful, timely film follows three illegal teens from the Bronx in their legal fight to remain in U.S. for a better future. This well-written drama provides an urgently human face to the victims of an ever-growing national debate.

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Film Review: Irada

Film Review: Irada

Issue-driven Indian movie focuses on corporate corruption and influence-buying in India's Punjab region, where improper disposal of toxic waste has created a public-health crisis.

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Film Review: Lovesong

Film Review: Lovesong

Discretion is the better part of boredom here.

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