May 4, 2016 07:52
The formula is basically the same, only the titular holiday has changed. Set in and around Atlanta, which the filmmakers showcase almost shamelessly (especially the Four Seasons Hotel), we’re introduced to a group of characters, some of whom are already acquainted and most of whom will be by the end....
May 4, 2016 07:52
Key and Peele play cousins Clarence and Rell, who find themselves (way) in over their heads when they encounter a notorious gang of street toughs calling themselves “the 17th Street Blips” (a combination of “Bloods” and “Crips”)....
April 27, 2016 07:33
It would be impossible to “sanitize” the story of Chet Baker (1929-68), the talented but tormented trumpet player who became a legend in his own time, despite his ongoing efforts to sabotage himself. His was the world of the blues, awash in sadness, self-loathing, self-destruction, and a distinctive sound that still wins admirers the world over....
April 27, 2016 07:33
The adult Paul shows up from time to time throughout the narrative, which encompasses three chapters – “Childhood,” “Russia” and “Esther,” followed by “Epilogue.” The longest segment by far is the one devoted to “Esther,” who was Paul’s first love and the one who still haunts him more than 20 years later....
April 27, 2016 07:33
Nevertheless, McGregor is a lively counterpoint to Cheadle’s mercurial Davis. Like many actors-turned-directors, including his friend George Clooney, Cheadle allows his actors room to maneuver – even though his character is undoubtedly, and necessarily, the center of attention....
April 20, 2016 08:10
The film offers an inside look into the work that went into creating the “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition in 2015 and the Met Ball that would introduce it. Front and center are Andrew Bolton, the Met’s curator, and Anna Winotur, the editor-inchief of Vogue,....
April 20, 2016 08:10
Gold, unpretentious and slightly eccentric (in an appealing way), is just as happy chowing down with a bottle of soda or a beer as being served at a four-star restaurant, if not more so....
April 20, 2016 08:10
Ryan Reynolds appears briefly as CIA agent Bill Pope, who is murdered in the midst of a top-secret operation in London. Since only Pope knew the specifics of what he was up to, his boss (Gary Oldman) is determined to preserve his memories by implanting them in someone else’s cranium....
April 13, 2016 07:37
Sharlto Copley is billed as playing the title role, who awakens in an amnesiac state and learns he has literally been blown apart and re-built (replete with some high-tech modifications) by Estelle (Haley Bennett), an attractive scientist and – possibly – a figure from Henry’s past....
April 13, 2016 07:37
Much of the film’s dialogue seems improvised, characters (many of whom are either related to Shults or friends) appear to be playing themselves (or some variations thereof), and cinematographer Drew Daniels’ cameras follow these characters through......

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