Review: New ‘It’ adaptation delivers nightmarish terror

3 out of 4 stars Title It Composed by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman Directed by Andy Muschietti Starring Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis and Bill Skarsgard Genre Horror Classification R Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 There are worse things to be fearful of than killer clowns from outer space. As an example, the inevitable forthcoming flood of […]

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Review: Tulip Fever, despite its late arrival, is still not quite in season

2.5 out of 4 stars Title Tulip Fever Composed by Deborah Moggach and Tom Stoppard Directed by Justin Chadwick Starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis Classification 14A Nation USA Language Language Tulip Fever, a romantic drama set during Amsterdam’s Tulip Mania of the 1630s, and eventually being published Sept. 1, has already become the stuff of […]

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Review: Tulip Fever, despite its late arrival, is still not quite in season

2.5 out of 4 stars Title Tulip Fever Composed by Deborah Moggach and Tom Stoppard Directed by Justin Chadwick Starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis Classification 14A Nation USA Language Language Tulip Fever, a romantic drama set during Amsterdam’s Tulip Mania of the 1630s, and eventually being published Sept. 1, has already become the stuff of […]

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Review: Indie comedy The Space Between takes a lighthearted look at Hefty Problems

Directed by Amy Jo Johnson Composed by Amy Jo Johnson Starring Amy Jo Johnson, Michael Ironside and Jayne Eastwood Classification PG Nation USA Language Language The Space Between opens on a quiet country road, with a young girl taking brief, jerky strides on roller skates for her destination: a lone tree in the midst of a farmer’s field. She climbs […]

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Review: The Only Living Boy In New York lacks the magic it strives for

Directed by Marc Webb Composed by Allan Loeb Starring Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Jeff Bridges Classification R Year 2017 Nation USA Language Language Thomas Webb, a handsome prospective writer and recent college grad, talks frequently about how New York has changed — it lacks the spirit, energy and magnetism it once owned. Regrettably, for a movie […]

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Review: Ingrid Goes West is a satire of isolation that is millennial

Directed by Matt Spicer Composed by David Branson Smith and Matt Spicer Starring Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen and O’Shea Jackson Jr.. Classification 14A Genre humor Year 2017 Nation USA Language Language In this sharp satire of millennial isolation by authors David Branson Smith and Matt Spicer, comedian Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) provides a bravely dark performance for a social-media […]

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Review: What to make of This violence in The Hitman’s Bodyguard?

Directed by Patrick Hughes Composed by Tom O’Connor Starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman Classification 14A Genre thriller Year 2017 Nation USA Language Language You know when it uncrates a busload of nuns, a movie is in trouble. Spiritual sisters could have vanished from the world but the films keep trotting them out as the event for […]

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Inspection: Wind River deftly steers through a twisting murder-mystery

Directed by Taylor Sheridan Composed by Taylor Sheridan Starring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Graham Greene Classification 18A Nation USA Language Language After scripting the surprise hits Sicario and Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan plunks himself down in the director’s seat for Wind River, a murder-mystery that further explores his fascination with wide-open spaces and the dire, sometimes doomed […]

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Review: The Visit to the banter of Spain Can Not save its humdrum plot

Directed by Michael Winterbottom Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Classification 14A Nation USA Language Language From the wafer-thin, insufferable film Paris Can Wait, a horny Frenchman tells Diane Lane’s character that “driving is the only way to find a nation.” That is not a nugget out of Descartes or Voltaire — the filmmaker to snare us with of the […]

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