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Review: 'Wonder Woman 1984' is Spectacular Eye Candy

Review: 'Wonder Woman 1984' is Spectacular Eye Candy

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 24, 2020

Gal Gadot's latest outing as Wonder Woman gives something to viewers of all ages, male and female alike: A rollicking good time.

Review: 'One Night In Miami...' Offers More Than Oscar Buzz

Review: 'One Night In Miami...' Offers More Than Oscar Buzz

By Derek Deskins | Dec 24, 2020

"One Night in Miami" possesses all of the trappings necessary to reap armloads of awards, but underneath the preconceptions and headlines is an intimate story of four men.

Review: Poignant 'Soul' is Relatable, But Still a Missed Opportunity

Review: Poignant 'Soul' is Relatable, But Still a Missed Opportunity

By Kevin Taft | Dec 24, 2020

Pixar never fails to make inventive and touching animated films their latest is no exception. Their first movie to feature a black lead is welcome, but at the same time it is further proof we have a long way to go.

Review: Criterion's Latest 'Symbiopsychotaxiplasm' is a One-of-a-Kind Riddle

Review: Criterion's Latest 'Symbiopsychotaxiplasm' is a One-of-a-Kind Riddle

By Greg Vellante | Dec 24, 2020

Now available on The Criterion Collection, "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm" is certainly a mouthful, and it makes sense for a work that is as much a riddle as its title suggests.

Rage, Reckoning Come to Forefront in 'Promising Young Woman'

Rage, Reckoning Come to Forefront in 'Promising Young Woman'

By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 24, 2020

"Promising Young Woman" is perfectly suited to the moment, but just as the #MeToo reckoning didn't start with Harvey Weinstein, Emerald Fennell's disgust with the "completely and utterly twisted culture of seduction" had been brewing for sometime.

Review: 'Sylvie's Love' A Gorgeous Production but a Missed Opportunity

Review: 'Sylvie's Love' A Gorgeous Production but a Missed Opportunity

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 23, 2020

With writer-director Eugene Ashe's period drama, Amazon Studios create a beautifully produced, but tepid, love story that's been assembled in a paint-by-numbers fashion.

Hallmark Holiday Movies Offer Viewers Balm in Tough Year

Hallmark Holiday Movies Offer Viewers Balm in Tough Year

By David Bauder | Dec 23, 2020

For the past decade, the Hallmark Channel has been a reliable destination for holiday programming. And in a year when many Americans are homebound because of the COVID-19 pandemic, network executives say there's been a craving for the feel-good movies.

From 'Worst to Best' -- Chris Pratt Declares Himself the 'Better Chris'

From 'Worst to Best' -- Chris Pratt Declares Himself the 'Better Chris'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 22, 2020

In a series of Instagram jokes, Chris Pratt has declared himself the "better Chris."

Pedro Pascal Dons Different Armor for 'Wonder Woman 1984'

Pedro Pascal Dons Different Armor for 'Wonder Woman 1984'

By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 22, 2020

When Pedro Pascal started to think about his "Wonder Woman 1984" villain Max Lord, one name came to mind: Gordon Gekko. Who better to model his power suit-wearing striver on than the embodiment of 1980s greed and callousness?

Review: 'The Craft: Legacy' Falls Short of the Original

Review: 'The Craft: Legacy' Falls Short of the Original

By Kevin Taft | Dec 22, 2020

Tis reboot/sequel to the '90s cult classic fails to cast a spell.

Review: 'Shortcut' Should Have Taken the Long Way Around

Review: 'Shortcut' Should Have Taken the Long Way Around

By Kevin Taft | Dec 22, 2020

A mixed bag of clichés that adds nothing to the horror genre, this international co-production takes a rag-tag group of teenagers and pits them against a monster.

Boston Online Film Critics Select 'Nomadland' as the Best Film of 2020

Boston Online Film Critics Select 'Nomadland' as the Best Film of 2020

Dec 22, 2020

The Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA) has announced its picks for the best of 2020 in film. See BOFCA's Top Ten and the best in each of 14 categories.

Bombing 'The Prom'

Bombing 'The Prom'

By Gregg Shapiro | Dec 21, 2020

Ryan Murphy has entered the musical film fray with his big screen version of the 2018 musical "The Prom," but stumbles with his well-intentioned adaptation of the story about has-been celebs invading a high school prom to champion a teen lesbian.

Watch: Trailer for Justin Timberlake Vehicle 'Palmer' Released

Watch: Trailer for Justin Timberlake Vehicle 'Palmer' Released

By Brendan Walker | Dec 21, 2020

A trailer for Justin Timberlake's upcoming feature "Palmer" has been released.

'Wonder Woman 1984' Grabs $38.5 Million Overseas

'Wonder Woman 1984' Grabs $38.5 Million Overseas

By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 21, 2020

The superhero sequel "Wonder Woman 1984" has earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday.

Berlin Film Festival Postponed to Later in 2021 Due to Virus

Berlin Film Festival Postponed to Later in 2021 Due to Virus

Dec 19, 2020

The annual Berlin International Film Festival is being put off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and split into two parts later in 2021, organizers said Friday.

'First Cow' Named 2020's Best Film by New York Film Critics

'First Cow' Named 2020's Best Film by New York Film Critics

Dec 19, 2020

The New York Film Critics Circle on Friday voted Kelly Reichardt's Western fable "First Cow" the best film of 2020, while also giving special honors to Spike Lee and the art-house distributor Kino Lorber.

Review: 'Gay Chorus Deep South' Should Not Be Missed (But Have Tissues Nearby)

Review: 'Gay Chorus Deep South' Should Not Be Missed (But Have Tissues Nearby)

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 18, 2020

After the 2016 elections, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus launched its Lavender Pen Tour, bringing a musical message of love and unity to four deeply anti-LGBTQ states. This documentary follows the Chorus on that journey of hope and healing.

Review: Violent Exploitation Classic "Vigilante" Lives Again in Stunning 4K

Review: Violent Exploitation Classic "Vigilante" Lives Again in Stunning 4K

By Sam Cohen | Dec 18, 2020

William Lustig's "Vigilante," a great '80s exploitation film starring the late Robert Forster, is now available on 4K Blu-ray from Blue Underground. Pick up this stunning release immediately.

Review: 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' a High Note

Review: 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' a High Note

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 18, 2020

This fine film adaptation of the 1982 August Wilson play, an early installment from Wilson's ten-play "Pittsburg Cycle," is also a high note for the stellar cast — including the late Chadwick Boseman in his final role.

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