a person in silver gear standing in front of an erupting volcano in fire of love

‘Fire of Love’ blends volcanic wonder with an emotional love story

The documentary is now streaming on Disney+.

On Nov 15, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ is far more than skin-deep

Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack star in this sex-positve two-hander.

On Jun 20, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

cooper raiff (left) and dakota johnson (right) in cha cha real smooth

Review: ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ is a charming coming-of-age film

Cooper Raiff's sophomore effort shines.

On Jun 19, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Navalny’ is a tense watch that has the feel of a thriller

The Russian opposition leader is front and center.

On May 26, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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This week in streaming: The best movies from Sundance 2022

Plus: A review of Hulu's 'Pam & Tommy.'

On Feb 2, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘After Yang’ is a contemplative exploration of loss and memory

Colin Farrell grounds this existential drama.

On Jan 28, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Fresh’ serves up stylized body horror on a platter

Sebastian Stan stands out as the charmer who takes a darker turn.

On Jan 26, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

lucille ball (left) and desi arnaz (right) in lucy and desi

‘Lucy and Desi’ is a conventional and intimate look at one of TV’s most famous couples

Amy Poehler's documentary puts the spotlight on Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as individuals.

On Jan 24, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘The Sparks Brothers’ shines an overdue light on the influential band

Edgar Wright chronicles just how Sparks became your favorite band's favorite band.

On Jun 19, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street’ is a sweet but dense foray into the show’s early years

A deep-dive into the show that helped revolutionize children's television.

On May 10, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

robin wright sits outside a cabin in land

‘Land’ is a gorgeously shot film with an emotionally hollow story

Robin Wright directs herself in this often bleak drama.

On Mar 7, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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This week in streaming: Let ‘Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ take you away

Plus: The bob and weave of 'I Care a Lot' and COVID films go to Sundance.

On Feb 25, 2021 by Audra Schroeder

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These COVID-adjacent films provide a clear-eyed view of the pandemic—and ourselves

From the coincidental to the uncanny, here's the Sundance 2021 films that touched on our last year.

On Feb 23, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Wander Darkly’ peels back the layers of a fractured relationship

It's a real tearjerker.

On Dec 11, 2020 by Michelle Jaworski

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People think 4chan has ‘higher moral standards’ than Netflix after it bans ‘Cuties’ images

'Netflix may allow this crap, 4chan does not.'

On Aug 20, 2020 by Onaje McDowelle