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Movie Review: ‘De Palma’

De Palma is the first of what I hope will be many film projects devoted to documenting the works and viewpoints of movie directors who matter.

06/20/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Finding Dory’

‘Finding Dory’ is the spinoff/sequel to the 2003 Oscar winning cartoon classic, ‘Finding Nemo.’

06/18/2016

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14:  Colin and Livia Firth attend the Chopard Gent's Party at Annabel's in Cannes during the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Chopard)

Movie Review: ‘Genius’

Genius is about the genius behind the geniuses, one in particular.

06/18/2016

WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 10:  Actors Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Central Intelligence" at Westwood Village Theatre on June 10, 2016 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Central Intelligence’

If only intelligence were more central to Central Intelligence.

06/16/2016

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: (L-R) Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Chu attend the 'Now You See Me 2' world premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’

Originally titled, Now You See Me: The Second Act, the follow-up to the 2013 hit things-are-never-what-they-seem caper thriller takes place a year after its predecessor, with the Horsemen still in hiding.

06/09/2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: (L-R) Actors Shannon Kook-Chun, John Brotherton, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. 'The Conjuring' at the Cinerama Dome on July 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’

By Bill Wine KYW Newsradio 1060 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 2013 original, a harrowing haunted-house heart-stopper, scared the jelly out of our doughnuts. The follow-up, sorry to say, suffers from sequelitis. The superior horror thriller, […]

06/09/2016

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23:  Actors Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke attend "Me Before You" World Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on May 23, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Me Before You’

If Me Before You does nothing else, it at least establishes the can’t-miss credentials of two soon-to-be stars.

06/06/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Maggie’s Plan’

‘Maggie’s Plan’ is a romantic comedy of sorts about a young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City.

06/03/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’

‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ does indeed stop well short of the mark, struggling to deliver in long form as impactfully as its creators have in the short form.

06/02/2016

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner meets with people on a street corner In Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City. Registered voters in New York are voting today in the Democratic and Republican primary races to nominate party candidates for the New York mayoral race.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Weiner’

This is the sad saga of former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s attempt to rehabilitate his public image after his first reported sexting involvement and also – astonishingly – during his second episode, after he had publicly declared himself a new man.

05/30/2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13:  (L-R) Olivia Colman, Michael Smiley, Ben Whishaw, Jessica Barden, Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ariane Labed, Lee Magiday and Andrew Lowe attend 'The Lobster'- Dare Gala, In Association With Time Out during the BFI London Film Festival at Vue Leicester Square on October 13, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI)

Movie Review: ‘The Lobster’

No, despite the title, it’s not a horror flick about a monstrous crustacean. Actually, it’s much stranger than that.

05/28/2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09:  James McAvoy attends a Global Fan Screening of "X-Men Apocalypse" at BFI IMAX on May 9, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

The latest installment in the blockbuster X-Men franchise follows a string of thrillers that has included among its offerings X-Men (2000), X-2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: First Class (2011), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

05/27/2016

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: (L-R) Actor Johnny Depp, director James Bobin, actors Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, producer Suzanne Todd, Mia Wasikowska, screenwriter Linda Wollverton, producer Joe Roth and actor Matt Lucas attend Disney’s 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' premiere with the cast of the film, which included Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Sacha Baron Cohen at the El Capitan Theatre on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Movie Review: ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’

In 2010, stylistic director Tim Burton turned the classic 1865 Lewis Carroll children’s story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, into Alice in Wonderland, a visually inventive gothic fantasy, full of bracing nonsensicalness.

05/26/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ is the sequel to 2014’s ‘Neighbors,’ starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron.

05/21/2016

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Movie Review: ‘The Nice Guys’

‘The Nice Guys’ is a hard-edged, noirish, thoroughly cynical romp-and-stomp thriller with a sense of humor that we wish it would display much more extensively.

05/20/2016

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