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CORPORATE ANIMALS Review

You can see the movie that Corporate Animals wants to be, as there are instances when its wild mixture of satirizing capitalism, horror comedy and peculiar banter create some moments that succeed in being uniquely funny.

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WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY Review

Wild Nights with Emily poses fascinating questions on how popular understandings in history are formed and often manipulated.

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YARDIE Review

Inspired direction can’t save Yardie from a formulaic script.

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THE QUAKE Review

Though the movie is capable, it’s missing the extra push to keep it away from using to the familiar tropes it wants to avoid.

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FAIL STATE Review

Shebanow’s driving energy is always apparent although sometimes it’s left, frustratingly, just out of reach.

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FIRST MAN Review

It’s a movie with an unwavering faith in the lessons we can learn from the past, but it shuns inappropriate nostalgia or uncritical revisionism.

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SADIE Review

Sadie is, above all, a meditation on life spent without access: to money, to answers, to safe outlets for confusion and anger.

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TEA WITH THE DAMES Review

The film’s greatest asset is its ability to convey the lively spirit of the conversations without feeling selective or artificially emphasizing points, beyond spare bursts of archival footage or the occasional question posed from Michell himself.

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COLD WATER Criterion Blu-ray Review

Cold Water is an absorbing, pensive look at what such desires feel like on the inside, with its handheld close-ups on faces and careful observance at objects and structures, as if to seek answers from everything in equal measure.

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OPERATION FINALE Review

Operation Finale is the historical film at its most safely crafted, even as individual production elements, such as Alexandre Desplat’s pushy score – heavy on everything from marimbas to choirs – suggest departures from a cookie-cutter approach that aren’t reflected onscreen.