The jokes in ‘No Filter’ are wrung dry

October 24, 20160

It’s easy to drive a joke into the ground. “No Filter,” for some reason, makes it a point to do…

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‘The Second Woman’ doesn’t trust its audience

October 17, 20160

Watching “The Second Woman” is a bizarre experience. To begin with, it’s bad with some good sprinkled on. The good…

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The earnest “Dukhtar” reaches, but never grasps

October 9, 20160

A movie like “Dukhtar” has an inherent power to it. That power can be unlocked by a good director, but…

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The good in ‘JeruZalem’ emphasizes the bad

October 2, 20160

Reviewing two zombie movies in a row seems excessive, but hear me out. “JeruZalem” is another in a long line…

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“Train to Busan” plows ahead at all costs

September 26, 20160

Zombies have been done time again and again. “Maggie” and “World War Z,” while not great, managed to inject some…

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It’s worth discovering “Where the Road Runs Out”

September 18, 20160

With so many grim movies being released, a crowd-pleaser feels taboo. Even superhero flicks like “Captain America: Civil War” and…

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“Rams” is tragicomedy at its bleakest

September 12, 20160

Icelandic humor has got to be the darkest kind of humor out there. Looking at the country’s history, it makes…

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With “The Wailing,” a new classic is born

August 23, 20160

As I see it, there are two stages to watching a great movie: recognition and surrender. Recognition is simply knowing…

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“The Salvation” is anything but

August 8, 20160

Title: “The Salvation” Director: Kristian Levring Release date: May 22, 2014 Genre: Western Country: Denmark Rating: 2 out of 5…

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Ambition sets “So Young” apart

July 26, 20160

Title: “So Young” Director: Zhao Wei Release date: June 14, 2013 Genre: Romance Country: China Rating: 3 out of 5…

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It’s a dangerous world in “Theeb”

July 11, 20160

A typical coming-of-age tale starts with a confused kid. Coming to understand what they didn’t before is what evolves the…

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“Sauna” just misses the mark

April 17, 20160

Horror has the potential to be the most culturally reflective genre in cinema. Beneath the darkness, beneath the bloodshed, there’s…

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‘District 9′ falls apart in the end

April 10, 20160

“District 9” was released seven years ago to critical acclaim. Much of it was well-deserved. Director Neill Blomkamp had managed,…

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The timely “XXY” dives deep

March 27, 20160

Sometimes, a simple narrative is best. It seems that the complex subject of intersexuality would lend itself to something more…

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