Film Reviews

Film Review: ‘Denial’

A scene from "Denial." (BBC Films)
A scene from "Denial." (BBC Films)

Thanks to New York State’s wise libel tourism laws, reviewers of this film can refer to “historian” David Irving as a holocaust denier secure in...

  • (L–R) German refugee Max (August Diehl ) and Scots battalion leader Percy (Matthew Rhys) are working together to achieve different goals during World War II. (Nord-Ouest Productions)

    Film Review: ‘Come What May’

    During the attempted mass migration of 1940 often dubbed “The French Exodus,” it was easy to tell the refugees from the aggressors. Generally, the former... Read more

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    Film Review: Kieslowski’s ‘Dekalog’

    It predates Netflix binging, appointment television, and “TV too good for TV.” Arguably, the nearest precedent for Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ten-part mini-series broadly inspired by the... Read more

  • Jane Levy stars in the thriller 'Don't Breathe.' (Sony Pictures Releasing)

    Film Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’

    Home invasion movies aren’t exactly original properties: we’ve had break-ins dating back as far as “Home Alone,” through “Unlawful Entry,” and “Panic Room.” “Don’t Breathe”... Read more

  • "Happy Hour," a five-hour movie abut four friends. (Kobe Workshop Cinema Project LLP)

    Film Review: ‘Happy Hour’

    People complain with some justification that there are not enough quality film roles for women in their 30s. Ryusuke Hamaguchi will just about solve the problem... Read more

  • Jung-woo Ha in “The Tunnel.”  (Pan Media & Entertainment)

    Film Review: ‘The Tunnel’

    Politically connected J. Lloyd Haigh notoriously supplied rotten cables for the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, but its design was so sound, it held up... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’

    You know someone is important when the Disney mouse licenses clips and likenesses for their documentary produced outside of and completely independent of the Magic... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World’

    The internet profoundly influenced daily life even more than we realize. Frankly, it is hard to remember how we engaged in piracy, anonymous slander, and... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘Einstein’s God Model’

    It turns out mad scientist movies had it all wrong. It is physicists not biologists who will unlock the secrets of the afterlife. Technically, they... Read more

  • (L–R) Chris Pine as Toby Howard and Ben Foster as Tanner Howard in the post-Occupy Wall Street western "Hell or High Water." (CBS Films)

    Movie Review: ‘Hell Or High Water’: A Post-Occupy Western

    R | 1h 42min | Crime, Drama | 12 August 2016 (USA) Americans enjoy the phrase, “Runnin’ from the law.” We like our dangerous bad... Read more

  • Ye Haiyan holds a protest sign in the film “Hooligan Sparrow,” which is also her nickname as a women's rights activist. (Courtesy Hooligan Sparrow)

    Award-Winning Guerilla Documentary Highlights Officials’ Rape of Children in China

    LOS ANGELES—Filmmaker Nanfu Wang, based in New York City, filmed her first feature documentary in China on a trip to visit a provocative women’s rights... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘Operation Chromite’

    We forget how grim the Korean War looked in 1950. Incheon was safely under iron-fisted Communist control and the front line was all the way... Read more

  • Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's “Pete’s Dragon,” the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon. (Disney Enterprises inc.)

    Movie Review: ‘Pete’s Dragon’: Do You Believe in Magic?

    PG  |  102 min  |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  12 August 2016 (USA) What’s a real dragon look like? Maybe a mash-up of children’s favorite... Read more

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    Film Review: ‘Citizen Soldier’

    We expect a lot of our regular army. Lately, we have asked even more of our National Guardsmen. Only provided 39 days of training per... Read more

  • (L–R) Kristen Bell as Kiki, Mila Kunis as Amy, Kathryn Hahn as Carla, in “Bad Moms” (STX Productions)

    Movie Review: ‘Bad Moms’: Funniest Summer Movie of 2016

    R | 1h 41min | Comedy | 29 July 2016 (USA) I dragged myself with mild trepidation and anticipated ennui to “Bad Moms,” the latest... Read more

  • Marlee Matlin and Gilbert Gottfried on Comedy Central. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

    Film Review: ‘Can We Take a Joke?’

    In 2010, only 40 percent of incoming college freshmen agreed it was safe to hold unpopular opinions on campuses. When polled again as seniors four... Read more

  • Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in "Jason Bourne." Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures' Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA's most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. (Universal Pictures)

    Movie Review: ‘Jason Bourne’: Can’t out-Bourne ‘The Bourne Identity’

    Reverberations of 2002’s “The Bourne Identity” can still be felt throughout the Hollywood film industry. It kicked off a whole new spy movie genre so... Read more

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