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“The Green Fog” may be described as little more than a clip show homage to both Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” and the cinematic history of San Francisco, but its charming, playful attitude and occasional dips into pathos provide an unexpected buoyancy. …

The Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is an occasional look at new TV shows. Over 500 scripted seasons of TV are expected to air in 2018, and to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to give you the lowdown to help you work out whether it’s worth tu…

More “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” than “Atomic Blonde,” 20th Century Fox‘s dramatic espionage thriller “Red Sparrow” is likely not the film you’re expecting, or wanting, especially if you’re a fan of the mainstream works of Jennifer Lawrence…

Movies should be seen on the big screen. Comedies are buoyed by the laughter that surrounds you, horror films benefit from shared gasps in the darkness and well-shot action and sci-fi blooms into the larger scale. The one exception may be all-out weepi…

Aardman Animation is, without question, one of the finest animation houses in the business. The stop-motion specialists that brought us “Wallace & Gromit,” “Chicken Run,” “Arthur Christmas,” “Shaun the Shee…

They growl and occasionally they howl, but the dogs don’t bark in Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion miracle “Isle of Dogs.” Instead, these beautifully scruffy puppet pooches, with uncannily expressive, liquid eyes, speak in clipped, dr…

The Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is an occasional look at new TV shows. Over 500 scripted seasons of TV are expected to air in 2018, and to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to give you the lowdown to help you work out whether it’s worth tu…

For a horror film that places prominence on the forest as a hotspot for all things evil, it’s nice to finally see (aside from maybe “The Witch”) the camera just sit and pan in (or out) as you gaze into verdant scenery before realizing you might b…

“Quirky” has become a dirty word, usually used as a quick throwaway to colorfully describe something that’s “cute” or “weird” or “interesting.” But these are the words that came to mind upon watchin…

It’s hard to make sense of “Peter Rabbit.” Based on Beatrix Potter‘s beloved, century-old British literary mainstay, this CG/live-action hybrid adaptation enlists Will Gluck, the American director/co-writer behind an inconsisten…