Sunday, January 17, 2021
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After much anticipation, Emerald Fennell’s auspicious directorial debut, “Promising Young Woman,” finally makes its way to video on demand Friday. After bowing last January at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and premiering in theaters Christmas Day, the film will now be widely available in t…

Sunday, January 10, 2021
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“Fatale” is the familiar male movie nightmare of consequences for selfish actions while in a relationship, but through a thriller lens that blows things up. Talk about going from tender to tinder.

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Moviegoing has been thinking of ending things for a century now. The 1918-19 influenza pandemic, met with inadequate and piecemeal federal response, provoked many silent film industry players to pronounce the relatively new commercial medium a goner. Yet it survived long enough to attend its…

Sunday, December 20, 2020
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In “Hillbilly Elegy,” Ron Howard looks deep into the heart of an American family torn apart by drug use and poverty and what he sees staring back is hope. He’s Ron Howard, how can he not? But that overarching sense of optimism is part of the reason the movie never connects.

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Genre filmmaker Christopher Landon has carved out a niche for himself in the past couple of years. His two clever slasher comedy riffs, “Happy Death Day” and “Happy Death Day 2U,” beg the question: What if “Sorority House Massacre” was “Groundhog Day”? It’s a conceit that’s just so silly it’…

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Note: We are continuing to review theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic, though please be aware that indoor moviegoing does carry risk during this time. Please follow every health and safety guideline outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guide…

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“Come Away” aims at a magical mashup of the legends of “Peter Pan” and “Alice in Wonderland” and misses so badly, it leaves one perplexed. (With an expression of dismay and concern, not a warm sensation.) It’s as if it meant to fly an enchanted arrow at viewers’ hearts and instead grazed the…

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A wealth of high-profile films arrive on various streaming platforms this week, proving that a starry fall movie season is possible during these unprecedented times. So update those watch-lists and mark your calendars for this busy movie week.

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The award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney is known for being prolific. He has 30-plus feature documentaries, plus many episodes of both fiction and nonfiction television under his belt, as well as several films he's produced. So it comes as no surprise that during the past seven months Gib…

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Dubbed “the Queen of Housewife Rock,” 1970s Australian songstress Helen Reddy may not have maintained long-lasting name recognition among younger generations, but her 1971 song “I Am Woman” remains an indelible cultural touchstone and rallying cry. The unofficial anthem of the women’s rights…

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When I tell people what the next film in this Disney+ review series is, their reactions have been split between (1) blank and (2) with a furrowed eyebrow like Joey Tribbiani doing math in his head. “The Reluctant Dragon” has that effect on people.

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After being pulled from the release calendar in the fall of 2019 in the wake of a summer of mass shootings, Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Hunt,” a titillating, topical take on “The Most Dangerous Game,” took on the sheen of something forbidden, illicit, too shocking to be seen. It’s a bit o…