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  • Like many, many films starring Christopher McDonald, the best thing about The Squeeze is Christopher McDonald. A charismatic and criminally underrated comic actor, he's forever cast as deceitful authority figures, a whole career of Judge...

  • Like a great baleen whale somehow crawling out of the water and dragging itself across the shore, The Reconstruction of William Zero is ponderously slow and has incomprehensible motivations. However, unlike a whale heaving itself along a...

  • Even though the desire to be understood and forgiven is universal and worthy of consideration, it is so hard to address in narrative without lapsing into cornball sentimentalism or the wispy epiphanies that keep Ira Glass rolling in Ford...

  • The story of espionage and duplicity that financial adviser Martin Armstrong relates in Marcus Vetter's documentary The Forecaster is as serpentine and fascinating as a John le Carré novel. Its narrative thread convincingly weaves...

  • In what might be a chance encounter shot by a documentary film crew, Milan Mumin, the real-life former lead singer for Love Hunter, an influential Serbian band, encounters an excited fan in the United States who says it's like meeting a good...

  • It’s not surprising to learn that in underdeveloped countries, kids whose parents are able to provide them with an education often have arduous daily treks between home and school. But it’s quite a different thing to see it, and in the...