Review: Fatale
Fatale.
Remarkable only in how unremarkable it is, the flat thriller “Fatale” is not technically deficient in any meaningful way.

That, I believe, is the highest compliment I have for it.
Review: Pieces of a Woman
Pieces of a Woman.
It’s very rare that a single performance carries a film quite this much.

A brave, remarkable statement of a turn by Vanessa Kirby is absolutely everything there is to “Pieces of a Woman,” and I mean that twice over.
     


 
 
Movie Review: Soul
Soul
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
Review: News of the World
News of the World
Whenever a modern filmmaker attempts to make a throwback western, they inevitably lean into the back-breaking hopelessness of life in the 1800s.
Review: Soul
Soul
As if prior films had left any doubt, Pixar is not limited by the bounds of family-friendly animation.
The Amazing Race 2020 Recap
The Amazing Race
Let's end this thing.
#1 Movie in America
Se7en
David Fincher’s “Se7en” is a pitch-black thriller with a conclusion so unbelievably bleak that it only made it to the screen accidentally.
Review: Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman 1984
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first — because, fortunately, there isn’t really much bad news.
Review: Promising Young Woman
Promising Young Woman
Given the high volume of films I watch in a given year, few manage to linger long after the credits roll.
Review: Midnight Sky
Midnight Sky
Who’s up for a cold, bleak tale about humanity destroying itself?
#1 Movie in America
Home Alone
Listen: You do not realize how big of a hit Home Alone was.
Review: Mank
Mank
There’s something to be said for a film that incentivizes you to perform a deep dive into its subject matter right after you watch it.
December Box Office Forecast
Wonder Woman 1984
December 2020: it's bad out there, yes, but we know that the troubles are also beginning to end.
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January 17, 2021
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This Date in Film History
  1931:

James Earl Jones, he of the immense talent and imposing voice, is born in Arkabutla, Missippii.

1969:

Director Lukas Moodysson (Lilja 4-ever, Fucking Amal) born in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden.


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