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The Critics Choice Awards may not count for a lot in and of themselves. But the nation’s movie critics do a fair job of dilineating the Oscar field, a month before Oscar nominations come out. So here they are. I … Continue reading
Perhaps we — ok I -= have been too hasty to write off 2016 at the movies. Sure, the dead stretches have been corpse-strewn, but a year that started with “Deadpool” can’t be a total write-off, can it? The exceptional … Continue reading
“Lion” is a survival epic, a poor child’s odyssey through the impersonal poverty and perils of modern India. But thanks to the miracle of modern technology and the magic of movie memory, it’s the feel-good movie of the holidays. It’s … Continue reading
Whatever the artistic pretense, some horror movies leave you grateful that the filmmaker mercifully chose to shoot it in black and white. With “The Eyes of My Mother,” that means we’re left with the hope that whatever’s in that glass, … Continue reading
Lee Chandler isn’t crazy about eye contact. The Quincy, Massachusetts janitor carries himself like a person who’s taken one too many blows, a dead man walking, working, drinking and going through the motions. Every interpersonal interaction is awkward, drawn out. … Continue reading
Harry Benson captured The Beatles, giddy on their first-ever arrival in the U.S., pillow-fighting in their hotel. He was with them in Miami when he thought it would be cool and funny to drag them down the street to meet … Continue reading
Mr. Nyx is the guy you call when you’re a cop somewhere in the South and you stumble across a de-consecrated church filled with blood, candles, pentangles, goats kept in cages and corpses. He surveys the scene from behind his … Continue reading
The epic opening scene of “La La Land” is a long-take roaming camera song and dance number set amid a sea of drivers stranded on a Los Angeles freeway overpass. A song burbles up on a radio, the driver sings … Continue reading
A Mongolian teen breaks the gender barrier in her native land’s sport of eagle hunting in “The Eagle Huntress,” a striking if predictable and plainly-staged docudrama set in one of the world’s most forbidding landscapes. In Mongolia, the steppes tribesman … Continue reading
A glaring injustice of the Internet pops up when you Google Image search”Toshiro.” Your screen fills with a sea of shots of a bleached-blond anime character. Film fans know there is but one Toshiro, the legendary Japanese film star Toshiro … Continue reading