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Rating: 5 out of 5 (classic)

Set in the waning days of the 1950’s, Wildlife charts the collapsing marriage between Jerry Brinson (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Jeanette Brinson (Carey Mulligan) from the perspective of their 14 year old son Joe ( Ed Oxenbould). 510 more words

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New Episode from CinemaJaw: CinemaJaw 398, Chicago Comedy Film Festival Special – Best Motorcycle Scenes

Reviewed this episode: The Girl in the Spider’s Web, A Private War
I for an I (Interested or Ignore): Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald… 98 more words

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New from Solzy at the Movies by Danielle Solzman: DOC NYC 2018: Under the Wire

A companion piece to A Private War, Under the Wire tells the incredible true story of Marie Colvin and Paul Conroy in their own words. 661 more words

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Original caricature by Jeff York of Rosamund Pike in A PRIVATE WAR. (copyright 2018)

In a week when the POTUS continued to rail on the press corps as “the enemy of the people” and rudely maligned some reporters, along comes a film about journalist Marie Colvin that couldn’t be timelier. 975 more words

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New from Jon Espino on The Young Folks: Overlord Movie Review: Old school Hollywood war film meets mindless gory grindhouse

After October 31st, we are almost forced by our surroundings to flip a switch directly into Christmas mode. Every store brings out their holiday-themed items, several radio stations clean the dust off of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” and play it on what seems like a loop, and studios begin to roll out their Christmas films like The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and The Grinch. 593 more words

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New from Andrea Thompson on The Young Folks: The Long Dumb Road Movie Review: Jason Mantzoukas and Tony Revolori’s road trip as toxic bromance

The Long Dumb Road lives up to its title a bit too well. It’s a case of realism gone wrong, leading to a complete absence of any incentive whatsoever to care about either of the main characters, let alone get invested in the toxicity of their lives and friendship, thus destroying any real enjoyment the movie could possibly offer. 517 more words

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54th Chicago Int'l Film Fest #20: "Clean Up" (South Korea)

“Clean Up” (South Korea)
Directed by Kwon Man-ki

This incredibly quiet, but incredibly good feature from South Korea has very little to do with most of the films we associate with that country. 410 more words

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