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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...

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?...

Growing up Gay on Miami’s Mean Streets in Moonlight

Executive produced by Brad Pitt, Moonlight is a film of exceptional quality from writer and director Barry Jenkins. it’s both a portrait of a black gay man growing up on the...

Bening Right on Time in 20th Century Women

Annete Bening plays Dorothea, the single mother of teenage son Jamie and the central figure of an unusual household in Santa Barbra, California circa 1979....

Kate Winslet Stirs Oscar Buzz with The Dressmaker

Kate Winslet stars as the titular Dressmaker in this bawdy Australian tale about rediscovering one’s past and then burning it to the ground. Winslet plays Tilly Dunnage, who...

Summertime Is For Lovers of Lesbian Fare

Summertime (La Belle Saison) is a story of lesbian love, familial duty, and the difficulty in unifying the disparate parts of a gay person’s identity....

Is Captain Fantastic Oscar Worthy? Many Critics Say Yes

Ben is a father raising six exceptional children in the forest — lovingly drilling them in survival skills, athletics, philosophy, and free thinking....