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Films Reviews
Miracles from Heaven – Susan Granger
Bellissima — Paul Peralta
Batman v Superman —  João Pinto (Portugese)
Jodorowsky’s Dune — Dennis Schwartz
Eye in the Sky — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
I Saw the Light — Susan Granger
The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Frank Ochieng
God’s Not Dead 2 — Frank Ochieng
Suburra —  Hugo Gomes
SXSW Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Channels Palahniuk In Dark ‘Demolition’ – Kristy Puchko
Movie Review: ‘THE JUNGLE BOOK’ – Courtney Howard
REVIEW: THE BOSS Isn’t Very Boss – Courtney Howard
Everybody Wants Some!! — Frank Swietek
Hardcore Henry – Frank Swietek
The Invitation — Andry Crump
Demolition – Laura and Robin Clifford
The Boss — Frank Swietek
Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt – Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Everybody Wants Some!! — Brent McKnight
Everybody Wants Some!!: Still Dazed and Confused, Plus Hot and Bothered — Andrew Wyatt
Love & Mercy movie review: strange vibrations — MaryAnn Johanson
Tsai Time: AFTERNOON — Kenji Fujishima
Demolition — Kenji Fujishima
Look at Us Now, Mother! — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Misconduct — Susan Granger
Born to be Blue — Susan Granger
I Saw the Light — Susan Granger

Interviews:
Spotlight Shines on Debbie Reynolds — Betty Jo Tucker

Editorials
A Study in Spielberg: Jaws (1975) – Jerry Roberts
A Study in Spielberg: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) — Jerry Roberts
The Maltese Falcon — Mark Hobin
The Road Trip Within: Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild —  Kenji Fujishima

Festival Reviews:
Indian Film Fest LA 2016 Review: ALIGARH, A Human Tragedy — Josh Hurtado

Lists:
FEATURE: TOP 10 MOVIE JUDGES — Frank Ochieng

This Week, Part 2 (Feb. 26-28, 2016)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Feb. 26-28, 2016

Wide (United States)

Eddie the Eagle

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Gods of Egypt

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Triple 9

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Limited (United States)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

James Marsh @ Screen International

  • Excerpt: Michelle Yeoh reprises her role as lovelorn warrior Shu Lien this belated sequel to Ang Lee’s worldwide smash hit wuxia drama, directed by Hong Kong action legend Yuen Wo-ping.

The Last Man on the Moon

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A superb documentary that helps us to imagine what it was like to be an astronaut and to walk on the moon.

Kenji Fujishima @ Paste
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Spellbinding! A vital, wondrous piece of history is beautifully preserved.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week, Part 1 (Feb. 26-28, 2016)

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Feb. 26-28, 2016

Wide (United States)

Eddie the Eagle

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Gods of Egypt

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Triple 9

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Limited (United States)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

James Marsh @ Screen International

  • Excerpt: Michelle Yeoh reprises her role as lovelorn warrior Shu Lien this belated sequel to Ang Lee’s worldwide smash hit wuxia drama, directed by Hong Kong action legend Yuen Wo-ping.

The Last Man on the Moon

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A superb documentary that helps us to imagine what it was like to be an astronaut and to walk on the moon.

Kenji Fujishima @ Paste
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Spellbinding! A vital, wondrous piece of history is beautifully preserved.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Feb. 19-21, 2016)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Feb. 19-21, 2016

Wide (United States)

Race

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Risen

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The Witch

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Limited (United States)

Embrace the Serpent

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A cross-cultural masterpiece set in the Amazon.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Feb. 19-21, 2016)

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Feb. 19-21, 2016

Wide (United States)

Race

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Risen

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The Witch

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Limited (United States)

Embrace the Serpent

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A cross-cultural masterpiece set in the Amazon.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Feb. 12-14, 2016)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Feb. 12-14, 2016

Wide (United States)

Deadpool

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How to Be Single

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Zoolander 2

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Expanding (United States)

Southbound

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Limited (United States)

Fitoor

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

A War

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: With its moral dilemma of a fulcrum and its motif of a marriage tested by the duty and distance of a soldiering husband, Tobias Lindholm’s A War bears all the markings of a topical, made-for-television melodrama. Yet with his lean, deliberate narrative and aesthetic choices, Lindholm has stripped the story down to its most powerful essence.

[New Today] Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A drama that raises ethically telling questions about war, conscience, compassion, and heroism.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Without judgement, we’re shown how rules of engagement, both followed and broken, can lead to the loss of innocent lives.

Where to Invade Next

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2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Feb. 12-14, 2016)

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Feb. 12-14, 2016

Wide (United States)

Deadpool

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

How to Be Single

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Zoolander 2

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Expanding (United States)

Southbound

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

A War

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: With its moral dilemma of a fulcrum and its motif of a marriage tested by the duty and distance of a soldiering husband, Tobias Lindholm’s A War bears all the markings of a topical, made-for-television melodrama. Yet with his lean, deliberate narrative and aesthetic choices, Lindholm has stripped the story down to its most powerful essence.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Without judgement, we’re shown how rules of engagement, both followed and broken, can lead to the loss of innocent lives.

Where to Invade Next

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Feb. 5-7, 2016)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Feb 5-7, 2016

Wide (United States)

The Choice

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Hail, Caesar!

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Limited (United States)

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: [Greenaway’s] unique visual style is carefully composed of rich, painterly tableaux, his themes encompassing puzzles, murder, architecture, sex and death. They are all evident here, yet it is difficult to take “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” entirely seriously.

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: Greenaway’s habit of repeating old tics and playing around with virtuosic form for the sake of it might give off the impression of a director bored with his material, but what comes through clearly by the end of the film is the act of one artist’s eccentric generosity breathing new awareness into the life of another.

Rams

[New Today] Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A satisfying and quirky slice-of-life film set in rural Iceland.

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Southbound

Mark Harris @ About.com
C.J. Prince @ Way Too Indie
[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: [T]here’s a sense of some overarching mythology to this highway. Each short reveals another aspect of it without giving away or explaining too much.

[New Today] Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online

Tumbledown

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: Touching story that honors the mystery of the odd ways people survive, share, and care for each other.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Feb. 5-7, 2016)

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Feb 5-7, 2016

Wide (United States)

The Choice

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Hail, Caesar!

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: [Greenaway’s] unique visual style is carefully composed of rich, painterly tableaux, his themes encompassing puzzles, murder, architecture, sex and death. They are all evident here, yet it is difficult to take “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” entirely seriously.

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: Greenaway’s habit of repeating old tics and playing around with virtuosic form for the sake of it might give off the impression of a director bored with his material, but what comes through clearly by the end of the film is the act of one artist’s eccentric generosity breathing new awareness into the life of another.

Rams

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Southbound

Mark Harris @ About.com
C.J. Prince @ Way Too Indie

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Jan. 29-31, 2016)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Jan. 29-31, 2016

Wide (United States)

Fifty Shades of Black

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The Finest Hours

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Kung Fu Panda 3

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Limited (United States)

88th Oscars: Nominated Shorts

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
(Animation) Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
(Live-Action) Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
[New Today] (Animated) MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: The wonderfully weird, hilariously morbid “World of Tomorrow” crams in more disturbing, sinister science-fiction ideas than a decade’s worth of blockbusters.

[New Today] (Live-Action) MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: “Day One” is a wartime drama the likes of which we have not seen before, with a marvelous Layla Alizada as an interpreter with U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

[New Today] (Documentary) Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Documentary Short nominees reviewed

[New Today] (Live-Action) Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Live Action Short nominees reviewed

[New Today] (Animated)Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Animated Short nominees reviewed

Saala Khadoos

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

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