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Film Review: Survivors Guide to Prison
This showy and cameo-packed agit-doc wraps a punchy lecture on the corrupt injustices of the prison-industrial system inside a deadly earnest users’ guide to weathering its soul-shredding inhumanity.
Film Review: Nostalgia
This curious and dull think-piece of an anthology movie strings together stories on the theme of objects and the memories they trigger without ever finding the right tone.
Film Review: The Opera House
This documentary about how the Metropolitan Opera moved from its old Midtown house to Lincoln Center is more dramatically rendered than it has any right to be.
Film Review: The Final Year
This workmanlike chronicle of the Obama foreign-policy team’s last year of barnstorming diplomatic missions takes a painful last-minute detour as the specter of Donald Trump looms.
Film Review: Small Town Crime
John Hawkes plays a drunk ex-cop who wins a shot at a scraggly form of redemption by hunting down a murdered girl’s killer in this crisp and mordantly funny noir.
Film Review: What Lies Upstream
This initially dutiful documentary about a 2014 chemical leak transforms into a powerful cri de couer about terrifyingly lax government oversight of the water supply.
Film Review: The Strange Ones
Secrets curl with thick dread around a man and boy on the run from a dark past in this elliptical and mysterious road movie.
Film Review: Hostiles
Christian Bale smolders with obsidian-black fury in this overacted and underwritten western about a U.S. cavalry officer ordered to escort home the Cheyenne chief he once tried to kill.
Film Review: The Ballad of Lefty Brown
This mostly predictable throwback western gives Bill Pullman a chance to shine as a clumsy old ranch hand given a chance to prove himself by avenging his boss’s killing.
Film Review: Wormwood
The theatrical edit of Errol Morris’ four-hour, partially dramatized nonfiction dive into the conspiracy theories swirling around the 1953 death of a researcher in a CIA experiment is an unforgettable experience.
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