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  • 5 hours ago | Film and TV

    "This conversation is the best one I ever had," David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) tells us as The End of the Tour wraps up, and the movie, a pleasantly talky chamber piece, gives us welcome bursts of it. That long chat, with a David Foster Wallace (S...

  • "This conversation is the best one I ever had," David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) tells us in The End of the Tour, and the movie, a pleasantly talky chamber piece, gives us welcome bursts of it. That long chat, with a David Foster Wallace...

  • Viking chase flick Northmen is barely a Viking movie -- outside the first minutes and the final shots, our bearded pillagers are frugally boatless, and they hike everywhere. But it is a capital on-the-cheap swords-and-landscapes adventure...

  • It's all too easy to put a twentysomething protagonist through the motions of a quarter-life crisis and insist you've had an idea, which is what writer-director Bryan Reisberg does with Big Significant Things. Here, a young man who's...

  • 7 days ago | Film and TV

    St. Louis has long called itself the "Gateway to the West," but that town and its surrounding Ozarks might more accurately be the Mustache of the South, a much larger thing's mostly presentable upper tip that nonetheless always has a few crumbs in...

  • 14 days ago | Film Reviews

    Above all else, a movie built around a star promises presence, and in Bill Condon's Mr. Holmes that promise is dual: Here's 100 or so minutes with the great Ian McKellen, for once not casting spells, controlling magnetism or classing up script pag...

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