Movies

‘My Dead Friend Zoe’ Review: Complex Veteran Grief Takes the Spotlight with Valiant Performances

‘My Dead Friend Zoe’ Review: Complex Veteran Grief Takes the Spotlight with Valiant Performances

Liem Soeng

Grief is a funny thing — sometimes literally. Much of the best film and TV on the subject has been ...

‘Y2K’ Review: Kyle Mooney’s Apocalyptic Comedy Is a Gleefully Gonzo Dose of Nostalgic Revisionism

‘Y2K’ Review: Kyle Mooney’s Apocalyptic Comedy Is a Gleefully Gonzo Dose of Nostalgic Revisionism

Liem Soeng

From the widespread fear that the repeal of Net Neutrality would eventually force us to pay a dollar for every ...

‘Magpie’ Review: Daisy Ridley Revolts in a Tight, Twisty Battle of the Sexes

‘Magpie’ Review: Daisy Ridley Revolts in a Tight, Twisty Battle of the Sexes

Liem Soeng

In “Magpie,” revenge is served with a grim smile and dead eyes. In her role as Anette, a former publishing ...

‘Azrael’ Review: Samara Weaving Silently Runs for Her Life in a Feature-Length Chase Sequence

‘Azrael’ Review: Samara Weaving Silently Runs for Her Life in a Feature-Length Chase Sequence

Liem Soeng

It apparently goes without saying that Azrael (Samara Weaving) deserves to be sacrificed to appease the ancient evils that lurk ...

‘I Love You Forever’ Review: Sofia Black-D’Elia Is Caught in Ray Nicholson’s Chaos in an Honest Anti-Rom-Com

‘I Love You Forever’ Review: Sofia Black-D’Elia Is Caught in Ray Nicholson’s Chaos in an Honest Anti-Rom-Com

Liem Soeng

There comes a time in every heterosexual woman or queer man’s life where we have to wonder: What is it ...

‘Preconceived’ Review: The Tangled Web of Anti-Choice Politics Preys on Prayer in Enlightening Documentary

‘Preconceived’ Review: The Tangled Web of Anti-Choice Politics Preys on Prayer in Enlightening Documentary

Liem Soeng

The war on women’s rights has been happening for centuries, and while the overturning of Roe v. Wade was a ...

‘I Love You Forever’ Review: Sofia Black-D’Elia Is Caught in Ray Nicholson’s Chaos in an Honest Anti-Rom-Com

‘Family’ Review: Violence Against Children Is Front-and-Center in Disturbing Horror Film

Liem Soeng

Once a taboo broken only by the boldest of directors, violence against children has become increasingly common in horror films. ...

‘Y2K’ Review: Kyle Mooney’s Apocalyptic Comedy Is a Gleefully Gonzo Dose of Nostalgic Revisionism

‘We Strangers’ Review: A Grifting Medium Gets Her Bag in a Wry Indictment of Our Unserious World

Liem Soeng

It’s hard to imagine the Gary, Indiana janitorial community having many savvier political operators than Ray Martin (Kirby Howell-Baptiste). The ...

‘Bob Trevino Likes It’ Review: Barbie Ferreira and John Leguizamo Ground Stranger Than Fiction True Story

‘Bob Trevino Likes It’ Review: Barbie Ferreira and John Leguizamo Ground Stranger Than Fiction True Story

Liem Soeng

The year of “Barbie” is continuing right on into 2024. But we’re not talking about that Barbie: Now, it’s Barbie ...

‘We Can Be Heroes’ Review: LARP Community Gives Outcast Teens Solace in Oddball Documentary

‘We Can Be Heroes’ Review: LARP Community Gives Outcast Teens Solace in Oddball Documentary

Liem Soeng

Sure, we can all be heroes, but not all documentaries can be winners. “We Can Be Heroes” is an uneven ...

‘Imaginary’ Review: Blumhouse’s Teddy Bear Horror Story Lacks Much Imagination of Its Own

‘Imaginary’ Review: Blumhouse’s Teddy Bear Horror Story Lacks Much Imagination of Its Own

Liem Soeng

About halfway through Blumhouse’s “Imaginary,” stoner teen Liam (Matthew Sato) (somehow) needs the concept of an imaginary friend explained to ...

‘Damsel’ Review: Millie Bobby Brown, Feminist Dragonslayer, Needs Better Weaponry

‘Damsel’ Review: Millie Bobby Brown, Feminist Dragonslayer, Needs Better Weaponry

Liem Soeng

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s “Damsel” wants to make sure we get the point: The film opens with voiceover narration to clarify ...

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