Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Review: Taylor Sheridan's "Wind River" 
For Taylor Sheridan, the West is still alive with frontier tragedies and genre thrills, even if hopelessness has moved in and blanketed the land. "Wind River" makes it a kind of trilogy for Sheridan, the writer behind the West Texas neo-Western "Hell or High Water" and the Mexican border drug crime...
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017
Review: Director Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit"
There is no nice or pretty way to tell a story about the systemic oppression and mistreatment of black people in the United States. It's fitting then that Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit ," an account of the murders of three unarmed black men that took place in the Algiers Motel in late July 1967, is...
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017
Review: Director David Leitch's "Atomic Blonde"
People don't usually move very fast in Cold War thrillers. Mostly, the only time anyone runs is right before they get shot in the back. Most of the "action" happens in a film cabinet, down a back alley or with a silencer. The classic Cold War tale — which is to say a John le Carre one — is...
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017
Review: "An Inconvenient Sequel" From Directors Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
Ten years ago, "An Inconvenient Truth," the groundbreaking, Oscar-winning film about Al Gore and his passionate climate change activism, ended with a simple challenge: "Are you ready to change the way you live? The climate crisis can be solved." A decade later, the former vice president and Nobel...
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017
Review: Director Gillian Robespierre's "Landline" From Amazon Studios
There's an eye-popping scene in the new film "Landline" when our heroine is walking around New York City and decides to check her phone messages. So get this: She walks over to some weird curb-side contraption, puts in a quarter and lifts a black plastic receiver to her ear. It gets weirder: She...
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017
Review: Director Luc Besson's "Valerian"
When even most of the good spectacles carry a strong whiff of prepackaging, try taking in the air of Luc Besson's sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets." Its atmosphere — vibrant in color, elastic in form — takes some acclimating to after such a barrage of more sanitized...
Monday, Jul. 17, 2017
Review: Christopher Nolan's Riveting "Dunkirk"
"Dunkirk " is not a typical war movie. There are no brothers in arms, no flashbacks to simpler times and pretty wives and girlfriends left behind, no old men in situation rooms pontificating about politics or helping with exposition. There's no talk of Hitler, or Germans or battlefields or trauma...
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017
Cannes Lions' Creative Roar Resonates For Jury Presidents, Judges
In SHOOT ’s preview (5/21) of this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, PJ Pereira, president of the Entertainment Lions jury, observed that when entering the judging room, “You’re there to learn in the name of the rest of the industry...You have to walk in with an open mind so...
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2017
Review: Matthew Heineman's Stirring Documentary, "City of Ghosts"
So-called heroes sling into action just about every weekend of the summer movie season, but if you want to see the genuine article, you'll have to make your way to "City of Ghosts," Matthew Heineman's documentary about the Syrian citizen journalist collective of Raqqa. Raqqa, the provincial Eastern...
Monday, Jul. 3, 2017
Review: Writer-Director David Lowery's "A Ghost Story"
A fatal, off-screen car crash interrupts the picturesque, suburban lives of a young married couple in David Lowery's "A Ghost Story," marooning the deceased husband musician (Casey Affleck) in a kind of purgatory as a watchful, mostly benign ghost. The movie is, inevitably, "the one where Casey...