09 Aug 2017

Hawkins and Hawke paint a radiant romance

Resembling Jeff Nichols’s Loving and Martin Provost’s Séraphine, Maudie is a magnificent film about the triumph of love over hardship and poverty in the lives of outcasts.

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28 Jul 2017

Surviving Dunkirk

Nolan’s latest is high on noise, chaos, and anxiety, and low on poetry. But it provides a necessary corrective to the dangerous machismo of most war films.

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23 Jul 2017

Hole-y ghost, wholly ambiguous?

David Lowery’s second movie about a somewhat-invisible character is a lot more mysterious… perhaps to a fault.

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20 Jul 2017

Confessions to a counselor about Wonder Woman

Someone breaks your heart. Or you lose your job and you need guidance into a better future. You survive a violent childhood and suffer from PTSD. Or you’re grieving the loss of a loved one. You know where to go. You seek out a therapist, a counselor, a spiritual director.

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