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'Patti Cake$' review: Taking the rap in Jersey

Set in the land of chicken parm, Sinatra and rocky roads to stardom, “Patti Cake$” is a crowd-pleaser in good and less-good ways, developed at the Sundance screenwriting lab and premiering at the Sundance Film Festival last January to a warm reception and a $9.5 million distribution deal from Fox...

  • 'The Girl Without Hands' review: A Grimm fairy tale rendered in watercolor

    'The Girl Without Hands' review: A Grimm fairy tale rendered in watercolor

    Marking the long-anticipated feature debut of French animator Sébastien Laudenbach, a much-awarded shorts director known for his sense of line and poetry, "The Girl Without Hands" is a minimalist but artistically complex rendering of a lesser-known Grimm Brothers tale. It's created in a striking...

  • 'Some Freaks' review: Teen love complicated by outsider status

    'Some Freaks' review: Teen love complicated by outsider status

    Writer-director Ian MacAllister-McDonald makes his directorial debut with “Some Freaks,” a touching if often devastating story of the connections that high school weirdos can find in each other and what happens when they try to not be freaks anymore. Thomas Mann stars as Matt, a tormented teen...

  • 'Wind River': Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen on the trail of a predator

    'Wind River': Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen on the trail of a predator

    With the drug cartel thriller “Sicario” (2015), the West Texas bank robbery yarn “Hell or High Water” (2016) and the new, Wyoming-set “Wind River” (2017), screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has created an unofficial trilogy of crime stories sharing an unstated moral. It goes like this: Follow the rules...

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  • 'Fun Mom Dinner' review: A meal of savory appetizers, not hearty cuisine

    'Fun Mom Dinner' review: A meal of savory appetizers, not hearty cuisine

    Sometimes a film is precisely no more and no less than the sum of its parts, and that’s just fine. So it is with “Fun Mom Dinner,” a cheerfully scatty, diverting adult comedy that gives four lovably funny actresses some broadly silly, dirty material to play with, tosses in some on-brand mugging...

  • 'Pop Aye' review: A man, an elephant and a plan

    'Pop Aye' review: A man, an elephant and a plan

    Filmmaker Kirsten Tan riffs on the tropes of both the buddy film and the road trip movie in her absurd yet subtly observed feature debut “Pop Aye.” The writer and director sets a tragicomic tone early on, when the middle-aged architect Thana (Thaneth Warakulnukroh) wanders out of his Bangkok office...

  • Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' review: A TV pilot that belongs in a 'Middling-World'

    Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' review: A TV pilot that belongs in a 'Middling-World'

    Briskly forgettable, “The Dark Tower” gets ’er done, whatever “’er” is, in under 90 minutes, excluding the end credits. Pretty short in Earth minutes, in other words. For the record we’ve seen far, far worse movies this summer, “The Mummy” and “Transformers 5” among them. Apologies to Stephen King,...

  • 'Kidnap' review: I'll see your 'Taken,' and raise you a 'Speed'

    'Kidnap' review: I'll see your 'Taken,' and raise you a 'Speed'

    Improbable action movies just got a new set of wheels: the increasingly scuffed-up Chrysler Town and Country driven down every stretch of freeway in the New Orleans area by a fiercely distraught Halle Berry in the child abduction thriller “Kidnap.” In this picture, directed with tons of extreme...

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