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2018 has been an odd year. The days churn by with grueling intensity, draining you emotionally with every single blow. Yet, you blink and suddenly, it’s June. How did that happen? Regardless of how 2018 has treated you, personally, the year has present…

Nihilism loves consequences, even if a movie does not… On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I discuss “Thoroughbreds” and “Flower,” a pair of new smaller release films led by strong young female performances. B…

At face value, February is looking pretty grim. With films such as the finale to a much derided trilogy “50 Shades Freed” (what even is that title) and the embarrassment that looks to be “Peter Rabbit” both coming out in the sam…

2017 might be done with us, but we’re not exactly done with it. In traditional Playlist form, it’s never quite clear if the world has moved on from the last year during the early days of January, but regardless, we seem to exhaust all possibilities exa…

After the shortlist announcement there are two locks for the nomination: “Loveless” and “A Fantastic Woman.” The question is what movies will make the other three slots. [Posted Jan. 1] Frontrunners “A Fantastic Woman&#822…

Los Angeles members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have screened all 93 foreign language submissions. The foreign language committee has met, reviewed the tabulations and added three “saves” to the six highest scoring fi…

There was another big event last night besides the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” While everyone was freaking out about porgs (or whatever), the European Film Awards were handed out in Berlin. And one film ruled them all. Rub…

When you poke the sleeping dragon that is the Russian government, you might get burned. Andrey Zvyagintsev has managed to find a balance, critiquing the state, while making films like “Leviathan” that gain critical support and Oscar content…