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Apr 17, 2019

Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson are cops scheming to keep their income flowing while on suspension by robbing criminals in writer-director S. Craig Zahler’s DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE.

Also, Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff discuss how “true” films based on true stories must be and how to approach such movies as viewers.

Apr 10, 2019

In 3 FACES (SE ROKH) a distraught girl, whose family refuses to let her attend a Tehran conservatory, reaches out to two filmmakers for help but appears to commit suicide on a smartphone video she sends them. Actress Behnaz Jafari and director Jafar Panahi play themselves as they travel to a remote Iranian village in...

Apr 3, 2019

Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and their two children are terrorized by a family that looks exactly like them in writer-director Jordan Peele’s US.

Also, Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff discuss the five films they would show someone to convey their tastes in movies.

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Mar 27, 2019

The lives of alienated and secretive individuals converge in a strip club in writer-director Atom Egoyan’s 1994 drama EXOTICA starring Bruce Greenwood, Mia Kirshner, Elias Koteas, and Don McKellar.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer covers the Wexner Center for the Arts’ Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration...

Mar 20, 2019

In CAPTAIN MARVEL Brie Larson’s superpowered Vers is caught in a war between two alien races and finds a partner stopping the villains in Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct the latest Marvel adventure.

In Stephen Merchant’s FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, Florence Pugh is a working class teen...