Topic: Movie reviews

The documentary “Free Solo” depicts rock climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to summit a 3,000-foot mountain face without any equipment.

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‘Free Solo’ offers slow-burning thrills

December 7, 2018 0 comments

The nerve-wracking film chronicles the journey of Alex Honnold, a famous U.S. rock climber, as he prepares to “free solo” El Capitan.

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‘Mid90s’ paints poignant portrait of teenage aspirations, struggles

October 26, 2018 0 comments

Jonah Hill’s film “Mid90s” transfixes viewers from the start with close-up skateboarding shots and action-packed scenes that reveal turmoil at home. The film follows 13-year-old Stevie’s (played by Sunny Suljic) summer adventures in Los Angeles as he weaves between life at home with his single mom (Katherine Waterston) and abusive older brother Ian (Lucas Hedges).

“A Wrinkle in Time” not worth the time despite powerful cast

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“A Wrinkle in Time” not worth the time despite powerful cast

March 14, 2018 0 comments

“A Wrinkle in Time,” the latest film from director Ava DuVernay, has such a decent heart that it feels cruel to strike it down.

Currently showing at Providence Place, “The 15:17 to Paris” fails to keep viewers entertained despite its unconventional practice of casting the real-life protagonists of the terrorist attack that the film depicts.

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Despite creative premise, viewers should miss ‘The 15:17 To Paris’

February 12, 2018 0 comments

“The 15:17 To Paris,” Clint Eastwood’s new film about the true story of three Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a train in the summer of 2015, rests on a central conceit.

Wayland ‘18.5: “Donald Cried” fails to deliver more than laughs

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Wayland ‘18.5: “Donald Cried” fails to deliver more than laughs

April 12, 2017 0 comments

“Donald Cried” may fail to rise to its inconsistent flashes of brilliance but nonetheless delivers a story rife with comedic flair.

Wayland ‘18.5: In “Kedi,” cats charm viewers and locals alike

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Wayland ‘18.5: In “Kedi,” cats charm viewers and locals alike

April 6, 2017 0 comments

“Kedi” is not your standard fare of catnip.

The Avon theatre is currently screening “Indigation.” The film features Logan Lerman as Marcus Messner, an atheist college student.

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‘Indignation’ evokes questions of identity

September 15, 2016 0 comments

“Indignation,” the film adaptation of the Philip Roth novel, explores protagonist Marcus Messner’s emotional suffocation in rebelling against conformity.