Guest review: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Guest reviewer Damian Arlyn considers the place of Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood in director Quentin Tarantino's oeuvre.


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Wild Rose (2019)

Wild Rose has the stuff to be the year's biggest crowdpleaser... but it's already disappearing from theaters. Don't let it get away.


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The Farewell (2019)

The summer's most surprising hit, The Farewell has almost every critic singing its praises. Me, I might be a heartless monster, because I wasn't moved by it at all.


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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019)

Can Terry Gilliam, after all that he and this troubled production has been through, deliver a satisfying Don Quixote movie based on inspiration that is now more than three decades old?


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I Am Not a Witch (2018)

Don't miss this overlooked treasure from 2018: a mystical "fantasy" about a young Zambian girl condemned as a witch.


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Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart is certainly energetic and exciting. But do its high-powered hormones overwhelm its generous heart?


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Her Smell (2019)

Elisabeth Moss stars as Becky Something, a ferociously self-destructive rock star who challenges us to consider the tenacity of our love.


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High Fidelity (2002)

Digging through the archives, I've found an old favorite and I'm taking it for a spin. Here's my original Year 2000 review of High Fidelity.


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Ash is Purest White (2019)

Jia Zhangke delivers a wildly ambitious epic of a gangster's girlfriend thrown overboard into Chinese capitalism's unmerciful storms. Go see it. (Caution: Part Two of this essay examines the film's confounding conclusion, so — spoilers!)


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Shrek (2001)

Lo and behold—archaeologists digging deep in the Looking Closer archives have unearthed Overstreet's original 2001 review of Shrek.


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