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V.28 No.16 | 4/18/2019
Peterloo

Film Review

Peterloo

Historical political drama proves social injustice is nothing new

Peterloo is pointed, immersive, unyielding and purposefully timely but it demands a great deal of sympathy and patience from its audience.

Reel World

Environmental Celluloid

This week there's the Taos Environmental Film Festival, Animal Crackers, Wall-E and The Unruly Mystic: John Muir.

Idiot Box

Streaming Information

Disney+ delivers the details

At “Investor Day” Disney revealed the clearest picture yet of Disney+, the studio’s long-gestating plan to rival Netflix.

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.15 | 4/11/2019
Missing Link

Film Review

Missing Link

Animated adventure looks to the classics for inspiration

Lovingly rendered, swiftly paced and tenderhearted to a fault, Missing Link is an entertaining comic adventure for audiences of all ages.
About One Image

Reel World

Experi-Mental

This week there's Experiments in Cinema v14.2, The Climate Disruption Film Festival and Some Like It Hot.
In The Dark

Idiot Box

Blind Ambition

“In the Dark” on The CW

"In the Dark" has no lack of talent, but is too desperate to mash up disparate genres and to impress us with its dark humor and prickly characters.
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.14 | 4/4/2019
Ash Is the Purest White

Film Review

Ash Is Purest White

Chinese gangster saga evolves with its country’s economic history

Minimalist in nature and almost documentary-like in its visuals, Ash Is Purest White is a surprisingly light and engaging journey—one that evolves from revamped gangster film to contemplative character story to quietly observational look at modernity and the various discontents that come with it.
Reel World

Reel World

Poetry in Motion

This week, there are poetry-themed “¡Colores!” documentaries, American Graffiti on the big screen, “The Power of Story: Storytellers Game Show” and training for working in films' art departments.
Abby’s trailer

Idiot Box

Booze and Cheers

“Abby’s” on NBC

“Abby’s” tries to wed old school sitcom structure with edgy content, but the humor is just too mild to qualify as “edgy” or particularly “funny.”
Lazor Wulf trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.13 | 3/28/2019
Hotel Mumbai

Film Review

Hotel Mumbai

Well-packaged drama chronicles real-world horrors

Hotel Mumbai has the ensemble cast structure of an epic disaster movie and the disturbing visceral impact of a horror flick, but it leavens that with a white-knuckle narrative intensity and a respect for real-world events.

Reel World

With the Assist

See The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, take a production assistant training class and take on the western film themed “Official State Ornament” Design Contest.
The Dirt trailer

Idiot Box

Send in the Rock Clowns

The Dirt on Netflix

The Dirt is the Animal House of hair metal with an extra helping of disaster. To ask this made-for-TV movie not to be vapid is like asking a skin flick not to be pornographic.