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'Una' review: Mara, Mendelsohn play victim, abuser at a crossroads

"How did they ever make a film of 'Lolita'?" reads the tagline beside that famous red lollipop. The answer: They didn't. Back in 1962, the subject of pedophilia was far too controversial for Hollywood, as industry censors insisted that no one depict "any inference of sex perversion," nor the "deliberate...

  • 'Darkest Hour' review: For Gary Oldman, Churchill role is V for Victory

    'Darkest Hour' review: For Gary Oldman, Churchill role is V for Victory

    An Oscar-bound performance delivered on a silver platter, “Darkest Hour” makes up for a lot of the money gigs Gary Oldman has done in recent years, slithering through one action movie after another, portraying a Eurotrash or Slavic adversary wielding a slippery combination of dialects like switchblades....

  • 'For Ahkeem' review: Documentary explores St. Louis teen's troubling circumstances

    'For Ahkeem' review: Documentary explores St. Louis teen's troubling circumstances

    The story told in "For Ahkeem," a stark documentary portrait of a troubled teenager struggling to redirect her life, unfolds in the months before and after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Set in an insular and run-down pocket of nearby St. Louis, the film watches its subjects...

  • 'Thirst Street' review: An American in Paris gone wrong

    'Thirst Street' review: An American in Paris gone wrong

    Nathan Silver has an eye for a great face — a beautiful one, marked and matured and made extraordinary by feeling — that you don't typically see at the center of a movie. Actress Lindsay Burdge has one of those. It's her fine-lined, progressively devastated visage, often held in close-up that's...

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  • 'Coco' review: While not Pixar's best, 'Coco' is 'vividly good,' beautifully animated

    'Coco' review: While not Pixar's best, 'Coco' is 'vividly good,' beautifully animated

    “Coco” is the 19th title under the Pixar umbrella, an umbrella factory now owned by Disney. Is it a great Pixar film? No. But we become ingrates if we expect greatness every time. It is a solidly, vividly good Pixar film. Director Lee Unkrich and his animation and design collaborators pack every...

  • 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' review: Denzel Washington is an activist lawyer in a pickle

    'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' review: Denzel Washington is an activist lawyer in a pickle

    By the time a movie star of verifiable acting ability has been around for a few decades, you start seeing interviews like the one, recently, in which George Clooney mentioned quitting acting at least until something like Paul Newman’s role in “The Verdict” comes along. That film has become an industry-veteran...

  • 'BPM' review: Portrait of Parisian AIDS activists in the early '90s

    'BPM' review: Portrait of Parisian AIDS activists in the early '90s

    What does it take to fight a pandemic? Knowledge, courage and resilience, certainly, but also rough-and-tumble argument, a range of friendships both consoling and abrasive, a healthy sense of gallows humor and soul-sustaining supplies of loud music and louder sex. French writer-director Robin Campillo...

  • 'The Divine Order' review: A heartfelt look at Swiss women's suffrage

    'The Divine Order' review: A heartfelt look at Swiss women's suffrage

    The long-fought battle for women's suffrage in America ended in 1920, but it wasn't until 1971 that Switzerland granted its female population the right to vote. "The Divine Order" revisits this fight for equality through the fictional lens of a housewife in one of the country's remote villages,...

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