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  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    Jeannette succeeds in its earnestness, adapting its words from Charles Peguy’s works, but countering it with the pure, joyous silliness of its presentation.

  • Even the title of Bruno Dumont's Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc sets itself apart from previous Joan of Arc films. Dumont won't show us Joan at trial, or even at the stake, that immolation that has fascinated filmmakers since...

  • Aardvark, the first feature from writer/director Brian Shoaf, is so inane that several times it put this critic into a fugue state. Meandering in message or plot, the film proves to be not just incoherent but excruciatingly boring, quite a...

  • It's often a cop-out to categorize any film that emulates scary, realistic situations as "horror," but Kaouther Ben Hania's Tunisia-set Beauty and the Dogs plays like an actual, unending nightmare. The traumatic incident that sets off the...

  • 2 months ago | Film Reviews

    Though written by two men, Blockers smartly confronts the gendered double standards that have littered the genre for generations, as well as homophobia and other vehicles for predictable jokes

  • Kay Cannon's Blockers proves that a 2018 sex comedy can still be shocking and hilarious while checking off all the woke boxes. It smartly confronts the gendered double standards that have littered the genre for generations, as well as...

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