Film

‘Wonder Wheel’ Needs Room to Breathe

Woody Allen’s latest is filled with dialogue, but what is it really saying?

 

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‘Thelma’ Delivers a Scandinavian Version of the Devil You Know

The latest from Joachim Trier borrows liberally from its inspiration and finds its terror in the smaller moments.

 

Falling in Love With ‘Jane’

A fawning documentary gives us an uncritical look at a remarkable icon.

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A Visual Marvel, ‘The Breadwinner’ Is a Little Too Heavy-Handed

The lessons in Cartoon Saloon’s latest are valuable ones, but the story suffers because of them.

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‘Three Billboards’ Dazzles With Dark Comedy and Deft Dialogue

With a well-crafted script and superior performances, the latest from director Martin McDonagh packs a punch.

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‘The Square’ Is Anything But

Funny, satirical, outrageous—director Ruben Östlund creates an arthouse roller-coaster ride.

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                                Josh Gad, left, and Johnny Depp star in Murder on the Orient Express.

Kenneth Branagh Brings Some Fun to ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

A starry cast, old-fashioned screenwriting, and a gigantic mustache make for a satisfying whodunit.

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                                Josh Gad, left, and Johnny Depp star in Murder on the Orient Express.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Weds Humor and the Hammer

The latest from Marvel injects its hero with much-needed levity.

Sparks Fly Amongst the Manure in ‘God’s Own Country’

Director Francis Lee takes viewer down to the farm for romance.

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‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Explores the Dark Side of Winnie-the-Pooh

The latest from Simon Curtis is a cautionary tale for the age of celebrity.

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The Truth and Beauty of ‘Human Flow’

Artist Ai Weiwei takes viewers to the borderlands for a bird’s-eye view of displacement

Vincent Van Animated

Made from nearly 10,000 oil paintings, the film’s form alone justifies its existence.

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Harry Dean Stanton’s Final Film, ‘Lucky,’ Finds Him Playing a Near-Facsimile of Himself

A fitting final showcase for one of the century’s greatest character actors.

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An Elegant 197 Minutes With the New York Public Library

Frederick Wiseman’s documentary Ex Libris lets the library speak for itself.

‘American Made’ Finds Tom Cruise Playing a Pilot Again, But This Time He’s a Reckless Fool

More Slop Gun than Top Gun, the film follows the outrageous but true story of Barry Seal.

‘Friend Request’ Tries to Facespook Audiences, But Datedness Gets in the Way

The social-media horror feels slightly behind the times, but it still has some new ideas.

Twenty Years Later, Local Sightings Is as Vital as Ever for Northwest Filmmakers

The Northwest Film Forum’s celebration of local indie film is pushing beyond the movie screen.

Despite Strong Performances, ‘Rebel in the Rye’ Is a Slump of a Salinger Biopic

The film’s subject has gravity of its own, but simple filmmaking decisions get in the way.

‘Crown Heights’ Tracks the Tale of a Man Wrongfully Imprisoned For 20 Years

Based on a ‘This American Life’ episode, the film takes a procedural approach.