Ethan-ized: A new Mission: Impossible offers an incomplete hero

While Mission: Impossible—Fallout played, I loved every minute of it. But afterward, I had an itch that I couldn't scratch. I wrote this to scratch it.


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Beat the heat with Hearts Beat Loud

Just what the summer movie season needed: a light, fun, frivolous 90 minutes in a record store with Nick Offerman.


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Fred Rogers: a lantern for troubled times

I'm not likely to see a more memorable, meaningful movie all year. Neither are you.


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Into the woods with Will and Tom

From the director of Winter's Bone, Leave No Trace is a powerful portrait of a father and daughter that asks us what price we're willing to pay in order to live with integrity and freedom.


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Are Bob, Helen, Dash, Violet, and Jack-Jack still Incredible?

Incredibles 2 suffers a bit from a predictable twist and from themes that get, like Elastigirl, bent out of shape. But it's still the most sensational action movie of the year so far.


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In which I wrestle with Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

The most invigorating subject of discussion at the movies this year is also a difficult and, for me, frustrating film.


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A jewel heist that stole my ten dollars

Ocean's 8 should've been a blast. It's a missed opportunity in so many ways.


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