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Film: Suffragette

Suffragette | Director Sarah Gavron | Score: 6.5 I know what you’re thinking. We’re creeping up on awards time, and here’s a British flick with a big name, bullet-proof cast (Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, and Meryl-freaking-Streep), covering…

Film: Room

Room | Director Lenny Abrahamson | Score: 6.2 It always seems like a good idea to write an adult novel from the perspective of a child right up until you hit that first roadblock of language and nuance, and you…

Film: Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak | Director Guillermo Del Toro | Score: 3.7 An art direction in search of a movie. Guillermo Del Toro’s turgid gothic horror film finds the director falling to his more comic-book instincts, and the result never much rises…

Film: Sicario

Sicario | Director Denis Villeneuve | Score: 7.6 Denis Villeneuve’s film ends with a dusty boys soccer game in Juarez, Mexico. One child clears enough space to make a run at goal but is interrupted by the sound of heavy…

Film: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. | Director Guy Ritchie | Score: 6.2 It might not have been a groundbreaking show in many respects, but the original “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” (and typesetters, I apologize in advance for having to make you…

Film: Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four | Director Josh Trank | Score: 3.5 When superhero movies go wrong, they generally go wrong with their villains. Josh Trank’s ill-fated FF reboot certainly has that issue – in bloody spades — but that’s only the final…

Film: The Guest

The Guest | Director Adam Wingard | Score: 6.1 David Collins (Dan Stevens) seems like a pretty upstanding dude. Or he would if the film, with its ominous music, and shots of him in repose, sitting without blinking in the…

Film: Fury

Fury | Director David Ayer | Score: 6.8 After more than two decades in the biz as one of the few remaining stars in the dwindling Hollywood constellation, Brad Pitt has taken on an increasingly rare additional aura. Because he…