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  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Expands World of Legendary Franchise

    by - Dec 6, 2019
    I’m old enough to remember when “Star Wars” properties were few and far between. Now they’re everywhere. Whether or not this market saturation is good or bad for the brand is material for another feature, but...
  • Midnight Family

    by - Dec 6, 2019
    The night comes alive in “Midnight Family,” Luke Lorentzen’s film about a private ambulance service in Mexico City. This is one of the great contemporary films about the look and feel of a big city after dark, luxuriating...
  • In Fabric

    by - Dec 5, 2019
    Comics artist Howard Chaykin once (or twice) said that the role of advertising is to flatter you into thinking that you’re smarter than advertising. That concept is put to work in “In Fabric,” a slippery horror-comedy...
  • Martin Scorsese’s Dangerous Men: On the Actors of The Irishman

    by - Dec 5, 2019
    Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) is withering away. He was once one of the most feared mafia hitmen around, responsible for countless unceremonious deaths under the orders of crime bosses like Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and...
  • Sundance 2020 Announces Competition, Midnight, Premiere Titles and More

    by - Dec 5, 2019
    The folks behind the Sundance Film Festival have officially kicked off 2020 by announcing the 118 features that will premiere at Park City, Utah, next month. It’s an incredible, and lengthy, list of enticing movies across different...
  • Hulu’s Reprisal Offers Stylish Story of Vengeance

    by - Dec 4, 2019
    Hulu’s ten-part hyper-noir “Reprisal” is a stylish alternative to a season often dominated by cheery holiday fare. There’s nothing cheery about this blend of “Sons of Anarchy” with revenge thrillers like “Ms. 45” or “Kill Bill,”...
  • Luke Lorentzen on His Visceral Mexico City Ambulance Documentary, Midnight Family

    by - Dec 4, 2019
    In Mexico City, two ambulances race to the scene of an accident. With a camera mounted in the front of the front of the vehicle, we watch as the Ochoa family direct traffic with a loudspeaker...
  • Short Films in Focus: All These Creatures

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    Somewhere along the way, a boy’s father has changed. He used to be romantic toward his wife. He used to be positive. He used to be a father figure the boy could count on. Somewhere along...
  • The Confession Killer Turns Lies into Fascinating True Story

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    Before watching Netflix’s five-part docuseries, “The Confession Killer,” my knowledge of Henry Lee Lucas was relatively limited. Like a lot of movie fans, I had seen the excellent “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,” which is...
  • ​God Bless the Whistleblowers: Official Secrets

    by - Dec 2, 2019
    Gavin Hood’s “Official Secrets,” now on DVD and digitally, continues the director’s series of feature films critiquing 21st Century American and British war policy. “Rendition” (2007) focuses on CIA torture practices in the real-life case of...