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  • Largely plotless, slice-of-life dramas often get described as "quiet," yet Mid90s, the largely plotless, slice-of-life drama from Jonah Hill (his first film as writer/director), is marked by violently loud moments and blaringly...

  • 7 days ago | Film and TV

    The depictions of drug and alcohol use, sex (Stevie getting it on with an older girl) and violence (both self-inflicted and by others) are difficult to watch, as Hill brings a fly-on-the-wall candor to his depiction of youth and the film’s era

  • The 1992-set The Song of Sway Lake may muster some nostalgia for an era two decades past but the film, directed by Ari Gold and co-written by Elizabeth Bull, is actually about the nostalgia the characters themselves hold for an even more...

  • Following this year's On Chesil Beach, directed by Dominic Cooke, a novel from the frequently adapted Ian McEwan is again the source for a film, The Children Act, a courtroom drama from Richard Eyre. Emma Thompson stars as Honorable...

  • The thought of having to watch a satire of celebrity culture in 2018 already sounds grating. At this point it's so been there, done that, and even a satire on this topic demands you sit through characters' insufferable behavior. Daniel Adams'...

  • It's not hard to mine pleasure from your tried-and-true lost-in-the-woods horror setup, no matter how formulaic they get. But Jenn Wexler's The Ranger, which sounds promising in synopsis -- teen punks versus cops and a particularly...

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