I Am: Celine Dion

In what may be one of the most brutally honest and visceral (and yet resoundingly inspirational) celebrity documentaries ever, we’re taken inside every facet of the struggling singer’s life as she lives each day battling stiff person syndrome. Acclaimed director Irene Taylor (and credit to Dion for providing the all-areas […]

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The Speedway Murders

One of the most original and well-directed true crime documentaries in years, the story of the murder of four young Burger Chef workers in 1978 Indiana plays out like a feature film, punctuated by traces of Errol Morris’ equally captivating ‘The Thin Blue Line’ tossed in for good measure. Still […]

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Fancy Dance

Native American filmmaker Erica Tremblay, making her feature debut, taps into the heart and soul of life on the reservation for this film about the search for answers when a Seneca-Cayuga woman mysteriously disappears. Lily Gladstone, fresh off her Oscar nom for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, may just one-up […]

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

The origin story of Charlize Theron’s character from 2015’s outstanding ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, this gonzo epic of murder and mayhem is a mesmerizing, full-throttle achievement from writer/director George Miller (who, incidentally, just turned 79). Anya Taylor-Joy leads the way as the young abductee taken by the desert warlord Dementus […]

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American Fiction

This wicked satire from first-time feature writer/director Cord Jefferson is a scathing and hilarious commentary on white America’s stereotype-fueled image of African Americans and also an absolute tour de force for Jeffrey Wright in his best performance to date. He stars as author ‘Monk’ Ellison, who, after years of earning […]

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Godzilla Minus One

When’s the last time you saw a monster movie and actually cared about the characters – becoming fully invested in their lives and not content to just watch them get trampled underfoot by a 15-story creature? This sneaky little flick from Japan is as solid as they come. Though crafted […]

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Maestro

Bradley Cooper co-wrote, directed, and stars in this look at the life of the great composer Leonard Bernstein, particularly his relationship with wife Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan). While it does little to examine (or educate us about) Bernstein’s immeasurable cultural impact—‘West Side Story’, for example, is barely mentioned in passing—it […]

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Leave the World Behind

Julia Roberts and Ethan Hawke star as a married couple taking the family on vacation to a rental on Long Island in the latest from director Sam Esmail (TV’s ‘Mr. Robot’), which takes a straightforward premise and turns it on its head to become a gripping apocalyptic film. Following a […]

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May December

The latest from director Todd Haynes (‘Carol’, ‘Far From Heaven’) is a dark and twisted bit of mind-bendy creepiness that provides stars Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore with plenty of room to strut their best-in-the-business stuff. Moore is Gracie, a woman (based on Mary Kay Letourneau) who had an affair […]

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David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived

This powerful, heartbreaking (and ultimately heartwarming) documentary tells the story of the young man who served as Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double throughout the entire ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise until a freak on-set accident left him paralyzed at age 26. Holmes and Radcliffe have remained fast friends, and the star offers […]

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