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There Are No Small Parts, No Small Actors in Colossal

Some indie films rely on big ideas, and the one behind this film is as big as its title might suggest. Colossal is the story of a writer, played by Anne Hathaway, who can’t stop...

Hallelujah! It’s Time for A Brand New Testament

If you’re looking for high-concept cinema, you’ve come to the right place: in Brand New Testament, God exists. He lives in Belgium. He hangs out in his bathrobe all day...

Once in the TV Spotlight, HIV Slips into the Shadows

Characters with HIV are disappearing from screens, though their presence is crucial. Oliver Hampton is charting a lonely path. Not only did a potential lover spurn him when he...

T2 Trainspotting Heads down the Tubes Again

It’s not often that we see 20 years go by between the release of an iconic film and its sequel. But that’s exactly the case with Trainspotting — a film that was largely...

Another Long Look at Adolescent Love in Departure

In Departure, Elliot, a homosexual English teenager, is staying with his mum in the French countryside as they prepare their summer house for sale. He spends most of his time...

Beauty and the Beast Hits the Big Screen Tonight

Beauty and the Beast may be Disney’s most enchanting animated feature. The 1991 film introduced a new generation of more-empowered Disney heroines, and its stellar score made it...

Once Again, Shirley MacLaine Gets The Last Word

It seems like — ever since Steel Magnolias — Shirley MacLaine has practically cornered one role: playing rude old ladies who just don’t give a damn....

Frantz Unravels a Mystery Inside a Secret

In the calm after the cruel storm of the first World War, a mysterious Frenchman visits a German town to put flowers on the grave of a soldier named Frantz....

Women on the Verge: Classic Almodovar

The films of Pedro Almodovar tend toward either drama or camp — though even the dramatic ones possess a kiss of campiness, just as the campy ones maintain a good amount of plot...

It’s Blood on the Tracks for The Girl on the Train

When relationships dissolve, there is often friction between perspectives: Which partner crossed the line? Add a murder and a woman struggling with drinking-related blackouts, and...

It's Blood on the Tracks for The Girl on the Train

When relationships dissolve, there is often friction between perspectives: Which partner crossed the line?...

Say Farewell to HBO's Girls

When HBO’s Girls debuted with its main character Hannah — created and played by Lena Dunham — promising that she could be “the voice of a generation,” we could not have...