Scoop

The 2019 BBC interview with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstien was an unmitigated disaster, leading to his becoming a pariah not only in the UK as a whole but also within the royal family. Now director Philip Martin (‘The Crown’) brings us the behind-the-scenes […]

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Marmalade

Written and directed by actor Keir O’Donnell (helming his first feature), this kinda-romantic, kinda-dramatic heist flick finds small-town loser Baron (Joe Keery) recounting his recent life story to his new cellmate after getting nabbed for robbing a bank. It turns out that everything went south almost immediately after he met […]

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The Greatest Night in Pop

Put four dozen of America’s greatest pop artists together in one room for one night, and there’s bound to be some good stories there. And yes, indeed, there were. Chronicling the recording of USA for Africa’s ‘We Are the World’ charity single in January of 1985, this documentary is a […]

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Which Brings Me to You

Nat Wolff and Lucy Hale co-star in this surprisingly smart and heartfelt romance about two forlorn souls who meet at a wedding and embark on a ‘Before Sunrise’-style night of getting to know each other. The chemistry between the two carries the film along, and the witty and effective script […]

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Mean Girls (2024)

Based on the Broadway musical (which is based on the 2004 movie, which is based on a book), this yet-another rehash sparkles, sure, and has many of the same feels and fun as the original, but what was truly groundbreaking way back when now seems (sadly) kinda like an ordinary […]

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Self Reliance

Actor Jake Johnson (‘New Girl’) makes his directing debut with this allegory about loneliness in a desperate world—starring as Tommy, a guy living a drone-like, solitary existence who gets offered the chance to win a million dollars by Andy Samberg (playing himself). The proposition is simple enough: survive for thirty […]

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Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford

What starts out as an entertaining documentary from director Laurent Bouzereau about one of moviedom’s most enduring leading men unfortunately devolves into little more than an extended advertisement for ‘Dial of Destiny’ about halfway through. (I see what you did there, Disney+.) Even so, extended interviews with a who’s-who of […]

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Leo

Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix offering is a surprisingly cute and endearing animated musical about, of all things, classroom pets. Sandler voices the titular lizard, and Bill Burr co-stars as a cranky turtle, and when the fifth graders in Ms. Malkin’s class discover that the animals can talk (and actually have […]

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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Set 64 years before the events of ‘The Hunger Games’ this prequel introduces us to a young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), a privileged (or so he makes the world believe) young man forced to mentor a ragamuffin tribute (Rachel Zegler) in the 10th edition of the morbid festivities. Directed by […]

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The Killer

David Fincher’s first film since 2020’s ‘Mank’ stars Michael Fassbender as an ice-in-his-veins hitman who goes on a cross-country killing spree after getting targeted himself. Though it certainly occupies the same dark and gloomy space as Fincher’s best (‘Gone Girl’, ‘Se7en’, ‘The Social Network’), the movie suffers a bit from […]

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