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Classic Review: The Western Escapism of “A Fistful of Dollars”

Classic Review: The Western Escapism of “A Fistful of Dollars”

March 25, 2020

Still, as far as movies to watch while stuck inside go, one could do a lot worse than “A Fistful of Dollars.”

Classic Review: “Roman Holiday” Holds Up

Classic Review: “Roman Holiday” Holds Up

March 25, 2020

Hepburn died in 1993 and her career peaked during the ‘50s and ‘60s, so why do modern girls idolize her so much?

Classic Review: The Prescient Spy Antics of “Sneakers”

Classic Review: The Prescient Spy Antics of “Sneakers”

March 25, 2020

For better or for worse, hackers and spies are just as important in 2020 as they were in 1992.

Coronavirus in the Context of Pandemic Movies: A Deep-Dive Into “Outbreak” and “Contagion”

Coronavirus in the Context of Pandemic Movies: A Deep-Dive Into “Outbreak” and “Contagion”

March 25, 2020

But the film’s real prescience, and the way it best resonates with the current feelings surrounding the coronavirus, comes from the deep cinematic suspense that’s milked out of the contagion.

Film Forum Flicks: “The Whistlers” versus “Wild Goose Lake”

Film Forum Flicks: “The Whistlers” versus “Wild Goose Lake”

March 11, 2020

Instead of sophisticated murderers and sexy courtesans, there’s an unmistakable lower class feeling about “Wild Goose Lake.” It’s grittier and more realistic when characters do bad things not to make it big but just to make it at all.

Pilot Pete’s Turbulent Season of “The Bachelor”

Pilot Pete’s Turbulent Season of “The Bachelor”

March 4, 2020

Remarkably, Weber’s season may actually be the most over-the-top, crazy and absolutely diabolic one ever.

“The Circle” Plays At Our Desire To Connect

“The Circle” Plays At Our Desire To Connect

March 4, 2020

There are nuanced levels to all technology use, and “The Circle” reminds us that we all have the same concerns about how we appear online.

“The Cordillera of Dreams” Explores Heartbreak of Political Trauma

“The Cordillera of Dreams” Explores Heartbreak of Political Trauma

March 4, 2020

A deep mournfulness forms a tangible layer over the whole of the film, serving as a sad foil to the urgency of its politics.

“Portrait Of A Lady On Fire” Paints a Beautiful and Symbolic Love Story

“Portrait Of A Lady On Fire” Paints a Beautiful and Symbolic Love Story

February 19, 2020

The innocent story of love between Héloïse and Marianne was refreshing and heartbreaking at the same time

“Sonic the Hedgehog” Is a Strange Take

“Sonic the Hedgehog” Is a Strange Take

February 19, 2020

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is not good, by any means. But it’s not “Cats” either.

Margot Robbie Rescues “Birds of Prey”

Margot Robbie Rescues “Birds of Prey”

February 12, 2020

The plot is too winding for its own good, but the characters and action mean “Birds of Prey” is still well worth seeing.

“The Gentlemen” Remains Stuck in the Past

“The Gentlemen” Remains Stuck in the Past

February 5, 2020

Unfortunately, it’s all mired by convoluted delivery and offensive content.

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