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  • 9 hours ago | Film Reviews

    A curiosity: The actor Dick Miller, a rumpled salt, has brightened up countless B-movies by showing up for a scene or two to reel off some exposition or maybe get gutted by a robot. Yet his own movie, the one about his years of B-brightening, the ...

  • 10 hours ago | Film and TV

    The screen version of any long-running comic-book superhero inevitably feels thin compared with the richly detailed idea of that hero in the minds of the fans who grew up with it. Five movies in, no Hollywood Spider-Man has yet embodied, all at on...

  • For any thinking person, little in Josef Kubota Wladyka's fleet and sweaty Colombian-smuggler thriller Manos Sucias will surprise. Drug-running is work for the broke and desperate; the runners might be less broke after a delivery, but that...

  • Is it possible to be accidentally definitive? James D. Cooper's thorough and revealing doc Lambert & Stamp is billed as the story of the managers who whipped The Who into being The Who. But once it's sketched out the characters and...

  • "God is not in a hurry," we're told late in Stefan Haupt's Sagrada: The Mysteries of Creation, a peaceful and gently stirring documentary that considers faith and architecture and human achievement in something like geologic time. More...

  • "We moved to genital touching, as you suggested. He was present throughout." That's how sex-surrogate therapist Ronah (Brooke Bloom) reports to her boss about one of her sessions with a client suffering erectile dysfunction and a general...