Alita: Battle Angel

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A feast for the eyes if not necessarily the brain, Alita: Battle Angel brings enough wide-eyed, visual splendor to offset its narrative clunk.


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Loosing another indie arrow into the target of his career, co-writer/actor Mark Duplass scores another notch on the filmic scorecard.

The Favourite

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Boasting dramatic performances rivaling that of the most powdered royal courtiers and with trademark off-kilter humor, The Favourite cements “Lanthimos Style” in the filmmakers’ lexicon.

Among Wolves

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More interested in its subjects than taking political or ethnic sides, Among Wolves captures life after war with raw, affecting honesty.

Personal Shopper

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A grief story within a ghost story, Personal Shopper simmers slowly, letting its narrative and emotional beats unfurl with measured confidence, anchored in a pinnacle performance from Kristen Stewart.

Bad Times at the El Royale

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Like a matryoshka doll revealing increasingly twisted craftsmanship in every nesting, Bad Times at the El Royale serves up a dark humored, sometimes disturbed narrative that consistently surprises.

Velvet Buzzsaw

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Convincingly emulating modern art for better and worse, Velvet Buzzsaw leaves us with the vague notion that there’s either something substantive we missed, or, like two blobs of paint on a canvas, sometimes the surface is all there is.

Fyre / Fyre Fraud

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Despite being released on competing platforms, Netflix’s Fyre and Hulu’s Fyre Fraud are better viewed as a complete set.