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The film’s subject has gravity of its own, but simple filmmaking decisions get in the way.
Based on a ‘This American Life’ episode, the film takes a procedural approach.
The road-trip film blends fact and fiction, but the jokes are very real.
The stylish new film follows a bank robber’s feverish series of close calls.
A heist is still central, but the conspirators are far from suave.
Taylor Sheridan’s new film is chock full of dialogue, but that’s also one of its biggest assets.
Kathryn Bigelow’s retelling of the 1967 Algiers Motel Incident is a nerve-shredder.
Landline reaches for the raunchy for wont of a better story.
Christopher Nolan’s new flick is built of meticulously interlocking storylines.
The latest in the classic sci-fi series earns all of its bombast.
The latest reboot succeeds by swapping Peter Parker’s angst with daffy levity.
The Cannes award-winning Civil War period piece is mere decoration.
Even with its on-the-nose metaphor, ‘After the Storm’ is beautifully made.
With a plot seemingly set up for moral payoff, the film refreshingly subverts those expectations.
An exercise in critical thinking, the film forces us to weigh our own prejudices against the screen.
Full of oblivious privileged characters and well-photographed food, the film is thoroughly off.
The latest in the Disney series is a showy summer rehash.
All the SIFF films with literary pedigrees your heart could ever desire.
The best of the upcoming enormous film fest.
Guy Ritchie’s take on Camelot is a joyless medieval sausage fest.