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  • Oh, no. If you’re walking into the Keanu Reeves vehicle Siberia, maybe in the middle of the movie, completely uninitiated, you may momentarily mistake it for a parody of John Wick. Then you realize, no, this is taking itself...

  • Stranger-than-fiction stories about fascinating people can still make one dud of a movie. That's the case with Ben Lewin's latest, The Catcher Was a Spy, one of those serious period dramas not memorable enough for release among the already...

  • In Silas Howard's drama, the phrase "a kid like Jake" carries a couple of different connotations. First, it describes an imaginative and playful 4-year-old named Jake (Leo James Davis); on the other hand, it's a distanced, at-arms-length,...

  • Romantic comedies are always looking to reinvent themselves, and Rachel Israel's debut feature Keep the Change arrives as a fresh iteration that still calls back to the genre's Nora Ephron-wave classics. The story follows the familiar arc...

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    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...

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