Movies Review

Movies Review

Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dlyan Grazer in the new Pixar movie 'Luca.'

‘Luca’: Pixar’s Modest, Mondo Italiano ‘Little Mermaid’ is Minor — and Still Breaks Your Heart

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘Luca’: Pixar’s Modest, Mondo Italiano ‘Little Mermaid’ is Minor — and Still Breaks Your Heart ” “Minor Pixar” — a bit of a loaded phrase, right? The company that’s been responsible for giving animated movies several shoves up the evolutionary scale, and setting the bar for formal …

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‘Summer of 85’ Review: A Sunny Gay Romance With a Dash of Despair

‘Summer of 85’ Review: A Sunny Gay Romance With a Dash of Despair

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘Summer of 85’ Review: A Sunny Gay Romance With a Dash of Despair ” François Ozon’s Summer of ‘85 — which adapts the YA novel Dance on My Grave, by Aidan Chambers — is moving but contained affair, aflush with overwhelming feeling but also distant from that …

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Sparks_By_Anna_Webber_6 c Brothers Russell and Ron Mael in director Edgar Wright’s film THE SPARKS BROTHERS, a Focus Features release. Credit: Anna Webber / Focus Features

‘The Sparks Brothers’ Takes the Story of America’s Quirkiest Duo to Cool Places

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘The Sparks Brothers’ Takes the Story of America’s Quirkiest Duo to Cool Places ” This year, Sparks celebrate half a century as America’s ultimate cult band — a group with a discography marginally less daunting to newcomers than Frank Zappa’s. None of the nearly two-dozen studio records …

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Samuel L. Jackson, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Ryan Reynolds in 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard.'

‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’: Reynolds. Jackson. Explosions. ‘Laughs,’ Zzzzz.

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’: Reynolds. Jackson. Explosions. ‘Laughs,’ Zzzzz. ” Maybe you remember The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Maybe you don’t. We wouldn’t blame you if the details regarding this pulpy 2017 buddy comedy had faded from your memory banks like so much post-headshot pink mist. Ryan Reynolds is …

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‘Censor’: British Horror, Banned Movies and Madness

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘Censor’: British Horror, Banned Movies and Madness ” They were called “video nasties” — those 1980s slasher flicks and splatter films filled with sexual violence, graphic depictions of murder and gallons of Caro syrup that, for a brief moment, were considered the root of all evil in …

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‘In the Heights’ Proves Movie Musicals Are Back

‘In the Heights’ Proves Movie Musicals Are Back

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘In the Heights’ Proves Movie Musicals Are Back ” Paciencia y fe. Patience and faith. It’s what Abuela Claudia — in so many ways the emotional center of  In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sun-splashed ode to the immigrant dream — preaches again and again, wearing it on …

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‘Infinite’ Misses the Mark (Walhberg) — No Jest

‘Infinite’ Misses the Mark (Walhberg) — No Jest

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘Infinite’ Misses the Mark (Walhberg) — No Jest ” Whatever broad horizons are implied in the title of Infinite — the new Mark Wahlberg movie, adapted from D. Eric Maikranz’s novel The Reincarnationist Papers (2009) — the actual movie is a severely limited, undercooked affair. Its the …

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‘Conjuring’ Is Back — And the Devil Made Them Do It. Seriously

‘Conjuring’ Is Back — And the Devil Made Them Do It. Seriously

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘Conjuring’ Is Back — And the Devil Made Them Do It. Seriously ” A man has been possessed. In the heat of a demonic fit, he stabs another man 20 times. Then — nothing. He’s arrested, fit to be charged. And yet, for a guy supposedly possessed, …

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A Battle of Wits and Knits: Despite Its Intentions, ‘Cruella’ Proves Why the Baddies Are More Fun

A Battle of Wits and Knits: Despite Its Intentions, ‘Cruella’ Proves Why the Baddies Are More Fun

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” A Battle of Wits and Knits: Despite Its Intentions, ‘Cruella’ Proves Why the Baddies Are More Fun ” “Your name is Estella,” her mother says. “Not Cruella.” Not yet, anyway. Disney’s Cruella, headlined by Emma Stone, is named for its would-be villain, rather than for the 90-something …

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