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Five years ago, The LEGO Movie was a breath of animated fresh air, a self-aware surprise appealing to both kids and adults. After mixed results and reviews for two spinoffs (both The LEGO Batman … more
About 10 years ago, an odd thing happened. Black metal, a genre of music built upon nihilism and elitism, a genre that had theretofore existed—practically by definition—only on the … more
We’ve seen plenty of World War I movies, but never one quite like They Shall Not Grow Old. Comprising archival footage, propaganda and photo stills, which have been digitally remastered … more
How do you make an old story new? Keep the structure, change the setting and reimagine the characters. That’s what writer/director Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) has done with The Kid Who Would … more
Directed by street artist X.S.E.S., this underground film follows fallen hero Solar Flare as he wanders Los Angeles in search of his lost superpowers. Hilarity … more
Horror movies are experiencing a renaissance of late. It was a slow climb up this mountain, after years of living in a landscape that seemed content to produce sequel after sequel of Saw movies. Or, … more
Famous comedians out of the limelight present a paradox: We know they’re funny, but we haven’t seen them around in a while, so we presume they’re either retired or dead—or … more
The four-day film fest returns for its ninth annual edition, boasting more than 50 screenings at several venues. Among this year’s highlights are a biopic about modernist sculptor Frosty Myers … more
As the awards season and the many retrospectives for 2018 films draw near, here’s one film and award that might’ve escaped your notice. It’s among the more unusual films and unsung … more
You won't need a spoonful of sugar to enjoy Mary Poppins Returns, as the stellar production values, big musical numbers and Emily Blunt are all an absolute treat. Where it falters, though, is in its … more
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