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So accustomed are we to the downfall and disgrace of men that a marvelous sense of its absence propels the rich and glowing documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Fifty years after he made his … more
Director X's "Superfly" transplants the 1972 Blaxploitation classic from Harlem streets to suburban Atlanta mansions, flips Curtis Mayfield's soul score for Future's hip-hop soundtrack and forsakes … more
Productions of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" almost always tip too far into farce or wade too deeply into tragedy, unable to sustain the play's elusive balancing act. Michael Mayer's lush and lively … more
In Ari Aster's intensely nightmarish feature-film debut "Hereditary," when Annie (Toni Collette), an artist and mother of two teenagers, sneaks out to a grief-support group following the death of her … more
If you're looking for a hotel in downtown Los Angeles, might we recommend one that probably will get mixed reviews on TripAdvisor? It has atrocious turn-down service and few amenities but the onsite … more
ADRIFT (PG-13)Directed by Icelandic action director Baltasar Kormakur ("Everest"), "Adrift" is based on the harrowing, real-life story of Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley), who sailed off on a romantic … more
Harrowing, but with a wry humor, and utterly transporting, Paul Schrader has synthesized his complex religious upbringing with modern anxieties into a trenchant portrait of tormented souls in "First … more
Woman vs. nature. It certainly has a ring to it, especially when woman wins. But there are too few such stories in our popular culture, and certainly on our movie screens.Enter "Adrift," based on the … more
ADRIFT (PG-13)With her partner badly injured and their boat seriously damaged, a young woman fights a fierce battle of survival in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane at sea. Based on a true … more
Cinema might have a worthy successor to early Terrence Malick in Chloe Zhao, whose second feature "The Rider " is a spiritual and poetic journey into the fading world of the Lakota cowboy, starring … more
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