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The Arrival
"...Charlie Sheen wasn't made for this role. Surprisingly, The Arrival works. While Sheen may never master the fine art..."

June 7, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Introspective sci-fi drama packs a punch.
"...Arrival has a puzzle at its center, one that we’ve..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Snags Arrival
The Handmaiden, Sadako vs. Kayako in wave two
"...addition for an opening night film: the highly touted Arrival, the new science fiction thriller starring Amy Adams and..."

Aug. 25, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Hungary's Holocaust culpability unearthed in one small village.
"...come at a very high cost, however, as the arrival of two Orthodox Jews (Angelusz and Nagy) to the..."

May 25, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

First Reformed
Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke burn in the divine for this meditation on faith.
"...of extreme pain. Toller’s grief is compounded by the arrival of pregnant parishioner Mary (Seyfried, and by the way,..."

May 25, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Deadpool 2
The uncanny merc with a mouth returns with paternal instincts
" pieces – including Deadpool. Then comes the inevitable arrival of his nemesis/best bud from the comics Cable (Brolin,..."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Void
A gory serving of cosmic horror
"...a mysterious, bloodied-up man on a country road. Their arrival at a hospital triggers a gauntlet of violence that..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Dan Gentile

The Boss Baby
Alec Baldwin voices corporate infant
"...the loss of his only-child status upon the unwelcome arrival of a baby brother, is like so many other..."

March 31, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Everything about this Fifties lesbian romance is sublime
"...she regularly sidesteps. Her torpor is punctured by the arrival in the toy department of an elegant blond woman..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dior and I
This sharp doc is as close as most of us will ever get to fingering the Dior merchandise
"...some grand designs indeed. The film chronicles the 2012 arrival of new artistic director Raf Simons at the Parisian..."

May 1, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
The “world’s first Iranian feminist vampire spaghetti western” is a spooky doozy
"...Things change for the strange with the arrival – or maybe she’s always been there? – of..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Johnny Depp fails to unleash his inner Peter Sellers in this globetrotting spy comedy.
" on its opening day. This one’s dead on arrival...."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Breathe In
A comely British exchange student in upstate New York upsets a cozy family dynamic.
"...about to have their bucolic lives disrupted by the arrival of British exchange student Sophie (Jones) into their host..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Scary Movie 5
This parodic auto-mash-up of Paranormal Activity, Black Swan, The Evil Dead, and more is even worse than you think.
" was delayed 30 minutes due to the late arrival of Lohan. Her tweeted excuse was that she’d been..."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Come Out and Play
Isolated adults must fight off feral children in this effective, if familiar, horror import.
"...the Mexican town where they are vacationing. Upon their arrival, they find only noncommunicative children and no adults. They..."

March 22, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In this Luc Besson-produced thriller, a man must rescue the president's daughter from a prison in outer space that has been taken over by the inmates.
"...for – oh, forget it.) In any case, Snow's arrival times neatly with a goodwill visit by the president's..."

April 20, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Safe House
This hectic, deftly edited, and unexpectedly bracing thriller stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
"...wants. So much so that within minutes of his arrival (and subsequent, painfully realistic waterboarding), this allegedly "safe" house..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Exquisite control and spasmed anguish mark the performances of Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in this dark, NC-17-rated story about a sex addict.
"...sustaining sense of routine is upended by the sudden arrival of Sissy, a name that reeks of deliberate infantilization...."

Dec. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Young Adult
Actors Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt prove as riveting a combo as writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman.
"...who has just sent her an announcement about the arrival of his first baby...."

Dec. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Robert Rodriguez fulfills his early promise with this Mexploitation action film that also catapults Danny Trejo into full-fledged superhero status.
" Mexploitation film an extra kick now that its arrival coincides with a political climate in America that enhances..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Toy Story 3
The gang is back, and Pixar has delivered another animated gem that has the toys finding their purpose in life now that their owner has outgrown them.
"...smirks.) While the first Toy Story triumphantly announced Pixar’s arrival back in 1995, the franchise has never felt on..."

June 18, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Spy Next Door
Jackie Chan plays an undercover CIA agent who turns out to be a disastrous babysitter for his girlfriend's three kids.
"...and Lucas Till. There was a time when the arrival of a new Jackie Chan movie was an event..."

Jan. 22, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One is human and the other's vampire: What's a pair of young soulmates to do?
" the way of the story, and the third-act arrival of a trio of "bad" vampires appears out of..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ed Harris takes a turn behind the camera again in this Western in which he co-stars with Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, and Jeremy Irons.
"...No easy task, that, and it's complicated by the arrival in town of a comely, piano-playing widow, Allie French..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2008
Another compilation of old and new animated spectacles guaranteed to rot your eyeballs.
"...pretty hit-or-miss – as it is to the not-quite-overnight arrival of YouTube and similar websites that allow easy access..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Apocalyptic monster mash makes big crash.
"...outside a small town in Colorado, followed by the arrival of a predator (of the dreadlocked variety that tormented..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
This adventure fantasy about a boy's involvement with a mysterious animal is also a period story about childhood anxieties.
"...aka the Loch Ness beastie, and coincides with the arrival of a pair of dueling surrogate father figures for..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Although it tries mightily to top 2005's origin story by introducing fanboy favorite the Silver Surfer, this film is nevertheless relentlessly dull and curiously bombastic.
"...and attracts more news-media hype than even the portentous arrival of both old nemesis Dr. Doom (McMahon) and that..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Man Push Cart
A small gem of a film about a small man doing small things in a very, very, very large world.
"...likewise saddled with the unenviable lot of the new arrival in the big, bad city. Hailing from Pakistan, where..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Memoirs of a Geisha
Well, we’re not in Chicago anymore, or even its soundstage approximation, but that hasn’t stopped Oscar-nominated director Rob Marshall from fashioning another epic spectacle out of two squabbling women in (a sort-of) show business.
"...costume design – exits as well, as the pesky arrival of World War II into the plot necessitates tighter..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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