Review: ‘Valley Girl’This '80s Jukebox Musical Isn't As Bitchin' As It Should Be

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The original Valley Girl of 1983 is best remembered nowadays as that time Nicolas Cage was a teen heartthrob, the edgy guy who teaches...

Review: ‘Hope Gap’Annette Bening And Bill Nighy Elevate William Nicholson's Stagy Divorce Drama

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Watching divorce unfold is a lot like passing by a car wreck. You know it's terrible, but you slow down anyway and refuse to...

Review: ‘Clementine’Same-Sex Drama Brings Plenty Of Tension, But Lacks Passion

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There's nothing quite so unsettling, as world-altering, as coming to a place you consider home and finding the locks changed. It throws a person...

Review: ‘All Day And A Night’'Black Panther' Writer's Netflix Drama Traps Ashton Sanders And...

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One might look for a superheroic tale of escape from societal disenfranchisement in Black Panther writer Joe Robert Cole's subdued, highly recognizable directorial debut,...

Review: ‘Bull’Rob Morgan Gets A Rare Shot At The Spotlight In Anna Silverstein's Stirring...

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"Get up fast when you fall", says Abe Turner (Rob Morgan) in Bull, Annie Silverstein's striking, sensitive look at masculinity and disenfranchisement in the...

Review: ‘The Jesus Rolls’John Turturro's Horny 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff Ends Up In The Gutter

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Oh, now I get it. The Coen Brothers may have given their blessing to John Turturro's horny The Big Lebowski spinoff, The Jesus Rolls,...

Review: ‘Extraction’Chris Hemsworth Kills 'em Dead In The Russo Brothers' Explosive, Point-Blank Action Flick

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During Netflix's rapid ascent to the top of Hollywood's power structure, they've managed to corner the market on many different things: teen rom-coms, prestige...

Review: ‘Robert The Bruce’Angus Macfadyen Returns To Save Scotland In A Historical Drama Free...

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The myth and the reality of the legendary king of scots clash in the striking and intimate Robert the Bruce.  Those who partake of...

Review: ‘The Willoughbys’Kids Endanger Their Parents In Netflix's Frantic And Slapsticky Animated Adventure-Comedy

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“If you’re interested in stories with happy endings, you’re better off reading some other book. In this book, there are no happy endings", warns...

Review: ‘To The Stars’Kara Hayward And Liana Liberato Dazzle In A Sensitive And Familiar...

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Martha Stephens' beautiful and sensitive, if very familiar drama To the Stars arrives a year after its successful Sundance debut. While its story of...