Kayla McCulloch

A still from 'Luce'.

Review: 'Luce'

The single thing that connects Luce and The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) is director Julius Onah’s ability to start... Read more

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Review: 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold'

Nickelodeon tried to make Dora the Explorer (2000- ) relevant to older audiences once before. A television staple for many Millennials and Gen Zers, Dora’s a young girl who — along with her talking animal friends and an animate backpack and map — aims to... Read more

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Review: 'Otherhood'

Long-time television writer Cindy Chupack’s directorial debut, Otherhood, was supposed to be released around Mother’s Day but was pushed to August because of actress Felicity Huffman’s legal proceedings. In March, Huffman and nearly 50 others were... Read more

A stil from 'Sword of Trust'.

Review: 'Sword of Trust'

Not too long ago, before the opinions of YouTubers and... Read more

A still from 'Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love'.

Review: 'Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love'

Because of the success of Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), the critically panned biography about Freddie Mercury that still managed to gross more than $900 million worldwide, studios seem to be willing to invest big money into musician biopics again. Narrative... Read more

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The Lens Recommends: 'Klute'

Actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland and director Alan J. Pakula had respectable résumés prior to 1971’s Klute — which joins the Criterion Collection with a brand-new Blu-ray edition this week — but there’s a clear distinction between the kind of work... Read more

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Review: 'Ophelia'

Claire McCarthy’s Ophelia is the latest in a long line of cinematic Shakespeare adaptations that take the Bard’s words and add a supposedly creative twist. What sets the director’s revisionist take on Hamlet apart from all the others is its... Read more

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The Lens Recommends: 'Lost Highway'

David Lynch is an auteur, so he has every right to tell you not to buy Kino Lorber’s new edition of his film Lost Highway (1997), which arrived for the first time on Blu-ray in the U.S. on June 25. As one of the most singular filmmakers in the... Read more

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Review: 'Toy Story 4'

Toy Story (1995) is hugely important — not only was it the first feature-length computer-animated film, but it was also the first feature from Pixar Animation Studios. The family-friendly film was commissioned by Walt Disney Pictures after the success of... Read more

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Review: 'The Dead Don't Die'

Jim Jarmusch is sick of zombies. “What’s cool about a zombie?” He asks during an interview with Rolling Stone. “They’re lifeless forms. They’re soulless humanoids. They’re an excuse.” It’s not a surprising take from a humanist like Jarmusch, given that ... Read more

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Review: 'The Perfection'

In April, Twitter account @NetflixFilm — one of the streaming giant’s many attempts to appeal to hip cinephiles via this newfangled social-media thing — garnered some unwanted attention by... Read more