Archive for July, 2016

Ellen Page Is Adrift In New York City
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Ellen Page Is Adrift In New York City

The new Ellen Page movie makes a very limited theatrical release, as it’s also being released on Netflix. The character Ellen Page plays is a modern day hobo who discovers the joys of motherhood. Except in her case there’s a catch. Also in limited release but without the benefit of Netflix distribution is a chilling […]

Woody Allen Needs To Be Absolutely Fabulous
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Woody Allen Needs To Be Absolutely Fabulous

The new Woody Allen film, which features such A-listers as Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, dominates the weekend’s openings. However, it could be argued that the Absolutely Fabulous movie has more wit and bad behavior to burn than anything Woody Allen could produce. For those looking for something a little less intimidating, there’s a documentary […]

Viggo Mortensen, Off-The-Grid Parent
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Viggo Mortensen, Off-The-Grid Parent

A new film starring Viggo Mortensen as an off-the-grid parent dominates the weekend’s openings. However, there are other high-quality films not starring Viggo Mortensen that also deserve your attention this weekend. An autistic boy uses Disney animation to re-connect to the world. Three sisters welcome a teenage half-sister into their family in an acclaimed Japanese […]

Donald Trump Trashes Scottish Coast
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Donald Trump Trashes Scottish Coast

Seeing Donald Trump in prime ruthlessness mode is one of this week’s special cinematic pleasures. The Roxie Theater revives director Anthony Baxter’s account of small Scottish landowners trying to stop Trump’s golf course project. It’s a struggle between preserving much-loved land against a greedhead who cares only about making billions. There are options for viewers […]

The Flatulent Corpse Of Daniel Radcliffe
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The Flatulent Corpse Of Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe co-stars in this weekend’s most polarizing opening. Is Swiss Army Man an exercise in juvenile humor? Or has Daniel Radcliffe stretched himself with another out-of-the-box performance? Viewers seeking something a little less outre can check out an adaptation of another John Le Carre thriller or a new bit of cinematic misanthropy from Todd […]