Category: Film

Victoria and Abdul wide

Judi Dench, Ali Fazal Show Us (Mostly) True Mushi Business as 'Victoria & Abdul'

Mark Bialczak | 18 months ago

Some things are not supposed to happen. An aging and bored queen eats herself into a stupor at a feast in her honor until a 24-year-old Indian clerk marches up...

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Mom Follows the 'The Book of Henry' No Matter the Chill

Mark Bialczak | 19 months ago

Genius has no limits, Henry figured, even when you’re 10 years old and raising your mother and little brother.

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'Dunkirk' Paints the Tensions of Escape on Land, Sea and Air

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago

There was no getting away from the unbearable tension at Dunkirk those striking days during World War II when the German forces had the Allied troops sealed off on the...

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Emma Stone, Steve Carell Capture a Snapshot of Cultural History in 'Battle of the Sexes'

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago

If you lived through the ‘70s, the phrase Battle of the Sexes is no stranger. Women were working hard to get their just due, and certain men were quite reluctant...

Maudie wide

Sally Hawkins Captures the Spirit that Lets 'Maudie' Emerge

Mark Bialczak | 21 months ago

For the front portion of Maud’s life, oh, so much tried to make a point that she wasn’t worth the effort.

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The Young Bird Travels Far to Prove Good Can Prevail in 'Americano'

Mark Bialczak | 21 months ago

Life is sort of smooth for this Mexican flock as the papa and mama birds pull off their magic in making the family circus work as their son Cuco pays...

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'A Man Called Ove' Intrigues from Start to Finish

Mark Bialczak | 21 months ago

And one of the glories of the movie is we get to see why in bits and pieces of flashback to Ove’s youth growing up virtually in a train yard...

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Past, Present, Future Blend Majestically in 'Kaili Blues'

Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago

Kaili Blues presents a poetic prism on modern Chinese cinema.

Everything Everything Wide

The Kids Are Cool, but Mom Thinks She Knows It All in 'Everything, Everything'

Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago

Teens being teens, they both want more. Especially Maddy, who longs to actually go to the ocean, which by the looks of things, can’t be so far from this gorgeous...

Street Cat Wide

You'll End Up Pulling for the Busker and the Whiskers in 'A Street Cat Named Bob'

Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago

You can’t help rooting for James to turn his life around for good. And for Bob to come out OK, too.

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