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Packed with a talented cast of young actors and several interconnected plot threads, the coming-of-age romantic comedy has a lot of moving parts, but it fundamentally captures the essence of youthful heartache, worry and elation.
The one-sheet poster loudly proclaims this film as having the "greatest zombie cast ever." Technically true - but there’s little “great” about this slog.
In trying to recapture the distinct, surrealistic feel of a 1930s film, this throwback comes off as a cheap reproduction rather than a genuine recreation.
For better or worse, this British romance is a film that is ... whatever is the polar opposite of exposition-laden storytelling.
Everybody knows Godzilla - but the iconic Toho city destroyer is best remember for his legendary battles against other crazy big monsters. And that's exactly what the audience gets with this all-star monster brawl flick
With a stellar lead performance, breathtaking energy and a story anchored completely in its protagonist, this is one of the very best biopics in years.
A tired trope of every teen flick is the girl loathing her ex-boyfriend's current girlfriend. This refreshing and hilarious “chicks before dicks” comedy dares to ask "what if they didn’t totally hate each other?"
The latest in this bullet-crazed series hits the ground running and doesn't take a break. This is as much the film's strength as it is its weakness.
The stark, snow-laden Minnesota winter is the perfect backdrop for this pair of depressed adults to ruminate about their lives lived in quiet desperation.
A story of a teen trying to join a track team is pretty straightforward - however, this sports drama focuses more on a young phenom's sudden fame, and what it means for him and his aspirations.
Bite-sized movie reviews of films screening at SIFF 2019.
Elisabeth Moss channels the worst parts of every "E! True Hollywood Story" ever.
Most prison and crime films are stories of redemption or atonement. Not this acerbic comedy.
The sheer audacity of filming on location during the Olympic Games alone makes this indie winner a filmmaking feat.
Basic rule of movies: video game adaptations do not work. Thankfully, the creators of this noir-mystery crafted a fun adventure that will satiate the most ardent Pokémon fan - as well as the blissfully ignorant parents dragged along for the ride.
More than a decade ago, Marvel embarked on an ambitious plan: establish beloved superheroes and create a cinematic universe — all leading to the once-in-a-generation epic.
This charmer of a character study centered on self-acceptance is not something one would expect to culminate at the Gathering of the Juggalos.
Writer-director Jordan Peele affirms place among truly visionary filmmakers of the modern era with his latest psychological horror thriller.