Reviews

Major Releases
Film Review: Halloween

Film Review: Halloween

This 'Halloween,' Jamie Lee Curtis steals the show.

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Film Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Film Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Terrific biopic about writer Lee Israel, a forger/thief and thoroughly unfashionable anti-heroine, brilliantly played by Melissa McCarthy.

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Film Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

Film Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

The talents of a loaded ensemble are laid to waste in this stylized endeavor.

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Film Review: Beautiful Boy

Film Review: Beautiful Boy

Finely acted father-son drama about drug addiction and its impact on a family fails to transcend its disease-of-the-week subject

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Film Review: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Film Review: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

'Ghostbusters'-for-Undiscerning-Teens strikes again—in season—with a second cinematic coming of best-selling R.L. Stine’s kid-lit horror-hokum books. Film Installment One, debuting right before All Saints’ Day of 2015, racked up a U.S. gross of $150.2 million—excuse enough for the CGI folks to scare up another monster summit.

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Specialty Releases
Film Review: Burning

Film Review: Burning

A stunted writer gets wrapped up in a mysterious romantic triangle in Lee Chang-dong’s yawningly meticulous Korean mumblecore Gatsby riff.

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Film Review: Fail State

Film Review: Fail State

Fail State’s revealing examination of the broken financial aid system is undercut by a stale and scattered presentation.

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Film Review: Late Life: The Chien-ming Wang Story

Film Review: Late Life: The Chien-ming Wang Story

A Taiwanese athletic pioneer is profiled with deep affection and a singular honesty.

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Film Review: Nigerian Prince

Film Review: Nigerian Prince

This consistently entertaining light drama about a first-generation Nigerian-American teen sent to Nigeria for a short stay with relatives offers an excursion into scamming, corruption and equally questionable family values.

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Film Review: mid90s

Film Review: mid90s

Incessant ’90s shout-outs weigh down Jonah Hill’s empathetic drama about skateboarding teens.

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