Category: Movies and TV

Karyn Kusama discusses ‘Destroyer’s’ physical, moral challenges

Although 2018 included remarkable cinematic achievements by women, Karyn Kusama’s extraordinary, haunting neo-noir “Destroyer” is not likely to bask in…

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Oddities outweigh humanity in ‘Adult Life Skills’

Thanks to the smarter aspects of its storytelling and its likable lead performance, “Adult Life Skills” contains considerable charms. How…

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Pawel Pawlikowski follows ‘Ida’ with dynamic black-and-white ‘Cold War’

In 2015, Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Feature for his remarkable “Ida,” an 83-minute…

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Films opening Jan. 10-11, 2019

The Aspern Papers: An editor travels to 19th century Italy seeking love letters written by a famous poet in this…

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‘Aspern Papers’ could have been a moving romantic literary drama

Based on Henry James’ 1888 novella about a dead poet’s love letters, and starring two members of the Redgrave clan,…

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Satisfying shorts from 2018 Sundance fest on tour

The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour -- a rare opportunity to view festival-quality shorts in a theater -- comes…

3 weeks ago

‘Escape Room’ tantalizes both brains and brawn

True cineastes know that January movies are generally unwanted castoffs, the riffraff that wouldn’t play well with others in summer…

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2018: The year’s best movies

Looking forward to the bulk of awards season, here’s The Examiner’s annual highly unscientific roundup of the year’s best films.…

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