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I love the idea that writer-director Jeff Nichols was so transfixed by a book of 1960s counterculture photojournalism that he was inspired to bring the photos back to life in a narrative movie. The bo…
Just a week ago, I “swam” in Puget Sound (note the liberal quotes) in mid-May for a solid ten minutes. I was quite pleased with myself for my endurance (I was paddling around with friends) and I decid…
Now, I've never heard of the Adventure Racing World Championship, but in our world of reality games where people push themselves to physical, gastronomical, and romantic extremes in order to win money…
Made with full support of Bob Marley's family, One Love shimmers with love and adoration toward the reggae icon who left the world too soon. But if you don't know much about the superstar who left an …
The Zone of Interest is a movie of the mundane. A seemingly happy family, a comfortably upper-middle class couple with a passel of kids, live in a nice modern house with a lovely garden. He goes to wo…
Ridley Scott's take on France's tiniest tyrant is a head-scratching epic that intersperses fantastic battle scenes with a bizarre lead performance by Joaquin Phoenix as the dictator. Never trying to h…
Bayard Rustin made a massive impact on modern times, as the organizer of Martin Luther King, Jr's hugely successful March on Washington in 1963. But you might wonder why you haven't heard of him. Open…
The underdog sports movie has a tried and true formula: An unlikely hero tries, and usually initially fails to master their sport, only to persevere and triumph at the end. Nyad, the true story of lon…
There's a moment so gentle and lovely in The Unknown Country: A young woman named Tana (Lily Gladstone) meets her great-uncle (Richard Ray Whitman) for the first time since she was a child. With a smi…
What little I know about lucha libre, the super-popular Mexican wrestling involving face masks, character personas, and elaborate costumes, has been from glimpses in mainstream American pop culture, t…
Casey Affleck is so good at portraying a sort of world weariness, the type that looks like it will make you buckle and fall to your knees on a bad day. As Donnie Emerson, he’s a guy that has made a ca…
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…