Review: The Old Guard
The Old Guard.
As studio gambles go, attempting to start a franchise on the back of an unknown property is a risky bet.

Through ten years of so-so box office, studios have tried to launch hundreds of properties into the rarified air of Marvel, Star Wars and Harry Potter.
Review: The Beach House
The Beach House.
Be careful who you’re isolated with.

That’s just one of the startlingly relevant morals to be found in “The Beach House,” a sun-bleached, visceral work of horror by first-time feature writer/director Jeffrey A. Brown. Brown has spent most of his career as a location manager, and that skill has transferred perfectly to his freshman effort.
     


 
 
Review: Greyhound
Greyhound
The good news for “Greyhound” is its limited scope: It’s a tight, unadorned story about a perilous ocean crossing in the World War II Atlantic.
Review: Hamilton
Werk
I’m not sure anyone needs a fresh critical take on “Hamilton.”
Movie Review: Desperados
Desperados
“Romcom,” that headline-friendly mashing of genre, is more a continuum than a designation.
The #1 Movie in America
Breakin'
The old aphorism is straightforward: “Strike while the iron is hot.”
Review: Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
The traditional music documentary is a sturdy format.
Movie Review: Shirley
Shirley
“Shirley” is a slow burn psychological drama — quiet and perceptive, tense and unsettling.
The 400-Word Review: My Spy
My Spy
Dave Bautista is at an odd point in his transition from WWE rings to Hollywood.
The 400-Word Review: Irresistible
Irresistible
If you’re a producer, the descriptor “fictional political comedy” is intimidating.
Top Chef Recap
When you bring a butcher to tears
We started with fifteen. We’re down to three.
The BLM Moment in Da 5 Bloods
Da 5 Bloods
Director Spike Lee last week discussed the movement’s place in the filming of his acclaimed new film.
Top Chef Power Rankings
Here we go!
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This Date in Film History
  1942:

Harrison Ford is born in Chicago.

1999:

Four months after the death of its director, Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut has its world premier. The film opens to moderate business (a $21.71 million opening weekend). Kubrick's final work had caused controversy over edits forced upon it to earn its R rating.


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