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Mar 22, 2018

In writer-director Alex Garland’s ANNIHILATION Natalie Portman ventures into a mysterious zone seeking answers about the phenomenon known as The Shimmer and what happened when her husband visited it on a secret mission.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer enthuses about the Wexner Center for the Arts’ Cinema Revival:...

Mar 14, 2018

A prehistoric clan must win a soccer match to keep their home in the valley from being overtaken by Bronze Age invaders in director Nick Park's stop-motion animated comedy EARLY MAN.

Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff also discuss if the idea of the cinematic guilty pleasure marginalizes films tagged with such a label.


Mar 7, 2018

As the Marvel Universe's king of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman finds his throne and nation threatened by Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger in director Ryan Coogler's BLACK PANTHER.

In recommendations, Paul Markoff beats the proverbial drum for Damien Chazelle's WHIPLASH, and Mark Pfeiffer provides support for director Lone...

Feb 28, 2018

Director Clint Eastwood has the three Americans who helped disrupt and stop a terrorist attack on a train play themselves in a recounting of their heroic story in THE 15:17 TO PARIS.

Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff also discuss the issue of spoilers in film criticism and conversations with friends.

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Feb 22, 2018

The steamy trilogy starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan comes to an end with director James Foley's FIFTY SHADES FREED.

In recommendations, Paul Markoff praises James L. Brooks's multiple Oscar-winning TERMS OF ENDEARMENT while Mark Pfeiffer suggests THE INSULT (L'INSULTE), a 2018 Academy Awards nominee for Best...