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Stay Human! (Film Review: “Cargo”)

From Fargo to Cargo, Martin Freeman injects an element of Humanity into all his roles, most notably in this heartbreaking portrait of a father stranded in the Australian Outback trying to protect his infant daughter from a Zombie Apocalypse. Continue Reading →


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Summer of Love (Film Review: “Holy Camp!”)

A Christian Spanish summer camp for girls – run by nuns – is the setting for a divinely irreverent coming-of-age musical that is like nothing you’ve ever seen before, set to the music of Whitney … Continue Reading →


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The Myth of Keeping Your Children Safe (Series Review: “Safe”)

A suspenseful 8-episode British thriller about a bereaved widower whose teenage daughter goes missing. Suddenly everyone’s a suspect in his upscale gated community where no one’s who they seem to be. Continue Reading →


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I’m Here Now (Documentary Review: “End Game”)

A contemplative and elegiac documentary that celebrates life through the lens of palliative care . . . a surprisingly uplifting experience shared by patients, their families and the care-givers who shepherd their last journey together. Continue Reading →


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Those Nice, Bright Colors (Film Review: “Kodachrome”)

In Netflix’s new Kodachrome, Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen shine in a moving road trip movie about an estranged father and son as they face the fractured images of a broken past to see if there’s something worth salvaging between them, after all. Continue Reading →


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Oh Brother Where Art Thou? (Series Review: “The Five”)

A missing boy presumed dead for 20 years shows up at a murder scene – his DNA, that is – setting in motion a jigsaw puzzle of clues and the reunion of childhood friends whose lives were derailed by the mystery. You’ll be taking notes to navigate this intricate 10-part British crime thriller. Continue Reading →


Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner appear in Wind River by Taylor Sheridan, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. © 2016 Sundance Institute.

No ‘Call for Backup’ on the Reservation (Film Review: “Wind River”)

A tense thriller set in the wintry hinterland of a Wyoming Indian reservation, Wind River is as compelling a crime story as it is a somber reflection on the ruptured culture of a misplaced people. Continue Reading →