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  • 10 days ago | Film and TV

    Jonathan Pine, the hero of The Night Manager, might have a syrupy voice and skin tanned to a glowing bronze, but in other respects he’s a classic John le Carré creation. Pine (Tom Hiddleston) makes his living unshowily and in the dark, at a swank ...

  • It starts with a cigarette: In a strip-mall parking lot, a cluster of seventh-graders dare a classmate, eleven-year-old Tommie (Oona Laurence), to bum one from the sad-looking smoker in a suit (Ross Partridge). Most adults would tell Tommie --...

  • Even within the strictest formulas of today's superhero-driven Hollywood, the experienced craftsman with a genuine enthusiasm for the form can find precious moments that are able to accommodate his or her personality. See, for example, director...

  • The Overnight — like writer-director Patrick Brice's Creep — is a clever 80-minute game with a punchline ending. Though working within different genre frameworks (Creep is a set-in-the-woods thriller, The Overnight a...

  • In a laughable scene in Dawn Patrol, John (Scott Eastwood) passes a joint to his brother (Chris Brochu) while riding a skateboard, and director Daniel Petrie Jr. stages the moment in drawn-out slow motion, as if he expected it to appear as...

  • Daniel Duran's Bravetown is a textbook example of substance-over-style success: Aside from a showy opening (a tracking shot that snakes through a club, cribbing freely from Carlito's Way, Boogie Nights, etc.), the movie...

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