Movie Reviews

All abuzz for American Honey

New movies opening this week include Long Way North and The Accountant

American Honey is the second movie from a Brit director about economic hardship in America that has won me over this year — the first being Hell or High Water. Where Hell is tight, polished, ...

The Birth of a Nation has a host of problems

Movies opening this week: The Girl on the Train, My Blind Brother, and more

As I was leaving the screening of The Birth of a Nation with my brother, he turned to me and said, “I’d say that was more like a TV movie than anything else, but that ...

The Birth of a Nation is passionate but careless

Nate Parker's Nat Turner

The Birth of a Nation — director, star, and cowriter Nate Parker’s take on Nat Turner’s failed slave uprising — may be a sadly timely movie. That certainly seems to be the point behind Mrs. ...

Film Events

International Horror Film Night

International Horror Film Night

Chuang Archive and Learning Center

Friday, October 21, 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Action! International Film Festival

Action! International Film Festival

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Korea Remembered: Part Two

Korea Remembered: Part Two

Lemon Grove Library

Saturday, October 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lights Camera Independence

Lights Camera Independence

Museum of Photographic Arts

Saturday, October 22, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Action! International Film Festival

Action! International Film Festival

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Movie Archives

Answering the Call 1.0 stars

If ever a filmmaker’s heart was in the right place, it’s local documentarian Brian Jenkins’s. John Witek, Jenkins’s uncle, was a student at the University of Virginia when he joined Martin Luther King’s march on Selma. Alas, the road to ...

London Town None stars

A Man Called Ove (En Man Som Heter Ove) 2.0 stars

What is a cynic other than a failed romantic? Director Hannes Holm adapts Fredrik Backman’s popular German novel about a know-it-all curmudgeon (Rolf Lassgård) who, after being let go from 43 years on the job, turns his attention to the ...

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