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It was kind of presumptuous that anyone would dare think of remaking the Oscar-winning classic West Side Story. Not even a reimagining, but more like a massage of the original: same songs, same late 1…
When I was a kid, I loved this show called Lucan, about a boy who raised by wolves. It was the TV era of championing outcasts as superheroes, like The Incredible Hulk and The Bionic Woman, and like so…
Malik (Riz Ahmed) is a troubled, paranoid man--a Marine vet that has completed 10 tours followed up by a couple years in prison. Needless to say, he is suffering from a lot of PTSD. He lives out of hi…
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I inherently knew who Julia Child was. "I'm Julia Child!" I could warble in my best imitation, just knowing her as the jovial host of cooking shows on PBS. She was right…
C'mon C'mon tapped right into my middle-aged self and wrung tears from me more than once. What on the surface looks like your typical "older, single, childless man is thrown into taking care of a prec…
Going into the theater to see a press screening of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, I had the sudden, very-late-in-the-game realization that I have never actually seen the original beloved 1984 comedy classic…
Director Chloé Zhao, with her eye for vast open spaces, lots of silence, and naturalistic acting, seemed an odd choice to helm a massive big-budget superhero movie, but bless Marvel and Disney for giv…
In what is probably the stagiest movie I've ever seen that was not actually a stage adaptation, Mass is a claustrophobic, extremely intimate experience where you feel trapped in a room, no, actually t…
In a quirky voice-over by cheeky Olivia Colman, we are introduced to Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch). An odd duck of young man in Victorian England, he is the ill-suited sole breadwinner for his mot…
For personal reasons, The Manor may have been one of those "too soon" movie choices for me to watch on a cold, dark October night. The story of a family dropping their elderly mother off at a nursing …
When the trailer for Lamb debuted, a friend of mine immediately forwarded it to me with the simple statement: "This made me think of you." I gasped in laughter and intrigue as I watched it. Wait... wa…
With a name like Bingo Hell, you may not expect a clever allegory of gentrification and the fading luster of the American Dream. But this campy horror-comedy delivers its message of community sticking…