Archive for November, 2017

Introverted Denzel Washington Fights The Good Fight
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Introverted Denzel Washington Fights The Good Fight

Unsurprisingly, this Thanksgiving weekend is light on the new art film releases. But Denzel Washington shines in a drama about an introverted lawyer who finds his activist ideals clashing with having a thriving law career. Readers who want to pass on seeing the new Denzel Washington film can always catch up on the highly praised […]

Bill Nye Fights Climate "Skeptics" And Creationists
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Bill Nye Fights Climate “Skeptics” And Creationists

A relatively light week of openings is counterbalanced by the films’ overall thematic heaviness. This week viewers can see everything from Bill Nye crossing swords with creationist Ken Ham to remembering the 1992 Los Angeles riots solely through period footage. Don’t forget to make time for Frances Mc Dormand’s new film, where she’s outstanding as […]

Steve Carell And Buddies Deal With Vietnam And Iraq
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Steve Carell And Buddies Deal With Vietnam And Iraq

Steve Carell leads an all-star cast in the new Richard Linklater film. It’s an unofficial sequel to the Jack Nicholson film The Last Detail. But frankly, Steve Carell does not star in the best films opening this week. One honor goes to Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, a seriocomic semi-autobiographical tale of Gerwig’s adolescence. The other […]

Takashi Miike Really Brings On The Fantasy Samurai Action
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Takashi Miike Really Brings On The Fantasy Samurai Action

The new Takashi Miike film headlines a mostly quiet week of openings. Imagine Wolverine as an unkillable samurai. But the Takashi Miike difference is that his film’s setpieces seem insane…particularly a finale requiring 300 people. For those who want something as wild as a Takashi Miike film but from real life, try a documentary about […]

New George Clooney Film Gets Wide Release, Bad Reviews
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New George Clooney Film Gets Wide Release, Bad Reviews

The new film directed by George Clooney has several things going for it. There’s a great cast and a Coen Brothers script. But despite wide release, this George Clooney project is pretty much DOA. For those who want a worthwhile film even if it lacks the George Clooney imprimatur, there are plenty of alternatives. Agnes […]