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Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel toast with champagne in The Taste of Things

The Taste of Things, food and love, love and food

The Taste of Things (La passion de Dodin Bouffant) is the kind of film that makes a food lover’s mouth water. The food and the preparation of the food is everything in this film by Anh Hung Tran. The cook […]

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Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie in Eileen

Eileen review: dark psychological chills and thrills

Eileen is a disconcerting psychological drama featuring stellar performances from Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie. These are dark characters who exist in a dreary world. Their story is not a happy one and the ending is inconclusive.

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An-Li Bogan in The American Society of Magical Negroes

The American Society of Magical Negroes review, not quite magical

The American Society of Magical Negroes is a satire meant to demonstrate how ridiculous white people are about race. It was trying to do something comparable to Dear White People, but it didn’t quite work. Maybe that comparison is unfair

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Aitana in Love, Divided

Love, Divided review: Spanish remake of a French rom-com

Love, Divided (Pared con pared) is a Spanish rom-com about two feuding neighbors who fall in love through a wall. It’s a remake of the French version of the story, called Blind Date. I remember seeing Blind Date a few

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Anne Hathaway in The Idea of You

The Idea of You review: this rom-com’s a little different

The Idea of You is absolutely a rom-com. Yet it manages to feel more substantive than the usual fluffy romance we are flooded with of late. Maybe it felt more grounded to me because the plot is about a woman

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Isabela Merced in Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down review, excellent mental health story

Turtles All the Way Down is a careful and well done exploration of mental illness in a teen girl played by Isabela Merced. It’s a story of friendship, budding romance, grief, love, and obsession.

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Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, and Melissa McCarthy in Unfrosted

Unfrosted review: silly fun from Jerry Seinfeld

Unfrosted is all the comedy things: satire, parody, double entendres, physical nonsense, word play, exaggeration, topical visuals, and an abundance of cameos from well known comic actors. It was co-written by Jerry Seinfeld and is his first time as a

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Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney in Anyone But You

Anyone But You review: working the tropes and getting laughs

Anyone But You is a rom-com loosely based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. It uses similar character names, silly misunderstandings, a few quotes from the Bard plastered about the sets, and very broad humor. It’s been modernized to include

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Daisy Ridley in The Marsh King's Daughter

The Marsh King’s Daughter: big time daddy issues

The Marsh King’s Daughter tells how a strong woman saves herself from the abuses of a bad man. In this story the man is her father. Coincidentally there’s currently a meme going around about “if you heard footsteps in the

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