Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Imagining a Philosophical Conversation, Freud’s Last Session Frustrates More than it Fascinates

Part of the issue with director and co-writer Matt Brown’s Freud’s Last Session is that it can’t decide what the central core of its story actually is. Certainly, a film […]

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Review: The Duke Chronicles the True, Very British Story of Art Thievery as Civil Protest

Jim Broadbent in The Duke

Back in the 1990s, I had a soft spot for British films in which the townspeople all rallied around some cause and simply got things done though sheer will power […]

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Review: Jumping Back in Time a Century, a Bawdy, Unsophisticated The King’s Man Sets Up the Future of the Franchise

The King's Man

To be clear, this 100-years-earlier prequel to director Matthew Vaughn’s original 2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service (as well as its abysmal 2017 sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle) does not portray […]

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Review: As Christmas Movies Go, Apocalyptic Silent Night Is Both Unexpected and Uninspiring

Silent Night

File this under: Unexpected Christmas Movies. Writer /director Camille Grifin’s first feature, Silent Night, begins as many holiday movies do—a group of old friends gathering at someone’s home to celebrate […]

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Review: Familiar Faces—and That Familiar Charm—Return in Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Editor’s Note: minor spoilers for the “Downton Abbey” television series follow, in order to relate the new film to the narrative’s larger arc. As difficult as it is to imagine […]

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Review: Aggravating, Dumb Birthmarked Totally Misses the Mark

This odd little family tale of two respected, married scientists, Ben Morin (Matthew Goode) and Catherine Morin (Toni Collette), is essentially an exercise in figuring out who among the characters […]

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