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Jan 16, 2019

Writer-director Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin’s novel IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, which focuses on a young couple in love and expecting a child. KiKi Layne and Stephan James star as the lovers who are torn apart when he is accused of a crime and imprisoned while their families try to prove his innocence.

Alfonso...


Jan 9, 2019

Writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen serve a slab of dark Americana in THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. The Old West anthology film tells six tales with a cast including Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, and Zoe Kazan.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer selects MINDING THE GAP, Bing Liu’s documentary...


Jan 2, 2019

Celeste, played as a teenager by Raffey Cassidy and as an adult by Natalie Portman, emerges from surviving a school survivor to become a jaded pop star in writer-director Brady Corbet’s VOX LUX.

In Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or-winning drama SHOPLIFTERS (MANBIKI KAZOKU) a makeshift family creates meaningful bonds...


Dec 26, 2018

Set in early 1800s England, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE features Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz scheming against one another to become the preferred friend and adviser to Olivia Colman’s Queen Anne.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer appreciates the zaniness of a robot fighting a force controlling cell...


Dec 24, 2018

On this special holiday episode, Paul Newman suggests a corporation’s board of directors promote Tim Robbins’ recent business school graduate to president as a means of devaluing the stock they wish to buy on January 1 to retain control of the company in THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1994 comedy...