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V.27 No.14 | 4/5/2018
Isle of Dogs

Film Review

Isle of Dogs

Meticulously animated feature is a fantastic(al) journey

Akira Kurosawa’s scruffy aesthetic is undoubtedly what’s fueling Isle of Dogs’ creative engines. Feel free to discuss at length—over third wave, cold-brewed coffee, perhaps—whether Wes Anderson’s miniaturization of Japanese culture asks audiences to laugh with or at the stereotypes.
V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018
Call Me By Your Name

Film Review

Call Me By Your Name

Languid romance withers under the Tuscan sun

Stripped of its postcard beauty and its academic pretensions, Call Me By Your Name is little more than a soapy, overlong melodrama.
V.26 No.3 | 1/19/2017
20th Century Women

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20th Century Women

Coming-of-age dramedy looks for family in friends

20th Century Women is an ensemble cast character sketch, imagining its people as products of their late 1970s era and environment.
V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
Jackie

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Jackie

Camelot is born in media-savvy biopic about JFK’s grieving widow

Jackie is an intellectual, visually stylized exercise in nostalgia and myth-making—crystalizing the moment when politics became more about optics.
V.25 No.28 | 7/14/2016
Wiener-Dog

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Wiener-Dog

Morosely amused filmmaker constructs a shaggy dog tale for a change

Morosely amused filmmaker constructs a shaggy dog tale for a change.
V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
Maggie’s Plan

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Maggie’s Plan

Control, narcissism and love mix with oddball results

Funny one-liners and strange antics keep the story moving along even if hazy clouds of anthropology jargon glaze the eyes every once in a while.
V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Ignore the creepy old man and continue making out, kids.

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To Rome With Love

Woody Allen’s having a wonderful time in Italy, but you’ll wish you weren’t there

Prior to 2005, when he was a strictly New York kind of guy, Woody Allen’s batting average was quite high. From 1969’s Take the Money and Run to 1987’s Radio Days, Allen pumped out an unbroken string of classic films (1987’s September was his first seriously meh effort). Even figuring in misses like 1998’s Celebrity and 2003’s Anything Else, you could put him at about a .750—pretty high for a guy who’s put out at least one movie a year since 1969.

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