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
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
I’m not sure anyone needs a fresh critical take on “Hamilton.”
Movie Review: Desperados
“Romcom,” that headline-friendly mashing of genre, is more a continuum than a designation.
The #1 Movie in America
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” 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
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!
The Big Picture
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July 13, 2020
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The opening segment in this recent film shows a multimedia recounting of a woman named Pamela's struggle with and eventually succumbing to cancer.

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This Date in Film History

Harrison Ford is born in Chicago.


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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