First Reformed (2018)

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


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Maudie (2017)

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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First Take: Salt of the Earth, Clouds of Sils Maria, Predestination

I've seen three memorable movies in the last three weeks. Two of them come from world-renowned directors, and one of them is as crazy and strange as time-travel stories get.


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Sinister (2012)

"Sinister" is not only director Scott Derrickson’s most fully realized vision but also his most personal film so far. And as haunted houses go, this one is beautifully noisy.


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