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The Coen Brothers, even with their occasional misfires, are a magic moviemaking duo. But in Ethan Coen's solo directorial debut, adapting a screenplay by his wife Tricia Cooke, he is sorely missing hi…
Many navel-gazing indie flicks swirl around a tried and true trope: the urban neurotic, narcissistic, sarcastic, self-pitying, supposedly irresistible man-child that pines about unattainable women, un…
From the first teaser for Barbie, a winking reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey's "dawn of man" opening scene, Greta Gerwig's big-screen movie of the iconic toy looked surprisingly promising. The marke…
Long proven and respected as a dramatic actress (hello, Oscar winner!), Jennifer Lawrence (as any YouTube surfers of celebrity interviews knows) has a killer sense of humor. Seeing how funny and self-…
There is something inescapably Portlandia about Showing Up. To be fair, it does take place in (unnamed) Portland at the (unnamed) Oregon College of Art and Craft (a real institution that has sadl…
This plot has been tread and retread in countless feel-good sports comedies: A down on his luck jerk of a coach is matched with a ragtag group of underdog players. Then, to everyone's shock and fist-p…
Everyone loves a feel-good movie based on a true story... the more outlandish the pretense, the better. And now that we are in the post-holiday movie doldrums, what sounds better than a feel-good budd…
I loathe films such as The Banshees Of Inisherin. Oh, I love a good tragedy; I'm a sucker for 'em. But a senseless tragedy? Feck that. Isn't life full enough of that already? Granted, Banshees has …
It doesn't bode well for Babylon that one of the earliest shots in the film is a "git on in there" view of an elephant explosively pooping right onto the camera lens. I guess that isn't much worse tha…
Writer/director Ol Parker certainly knows his way around a breezy comedy with heart. Here at Moviepie, we've been big fans of his work from Imagine Me & You, to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, to …
In 1933 New York, two best friends (and veterans from World War I), find out that their beloved general from their battalion has died of mysterious circumstances on his way back from Europe. The gener…
It's the year 1291, and everything is about to change for young Catherine (Bella Ramsey), the spirited 14-year-old daughter of the lord and lady of the village of Stonebridge. Catherine, called Birdy …