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Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. 5. The Fate of the Furious Wait, before you close out of this tab—I know this is neither a critical darling nor I think even a fan favorite, but The Fate of the Furious satiated my fast and furious thirst for this daredevil franchise that I’ve been following for...
Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. 5. The Devil's Candy Sean Byrne’s long-awaited follow-up to his 2009 debut The Loved Ones forsakes the copious bloodletting and pitch-black humor of the earlier film for a haunted-house and devil-possession mash-up that focuses more on psychological terrors than merely physical ones. More than just a clever genre mash-up,...
Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. Paraguay Remembered In 1968, French filmmaker Dominique Dubosc began his career making 16mm documentaries about peasant family life in Paraguay. The country was over a decade into Stroessner’s violent rule, achieved by a coup, that lasted well into the late 80s. Forty years later, he was...
Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. 5. Behemoth Always at the multiplex, and this year at the White House, January is an ugly and dismaying spectacle. At the movies, it’s Dump Month, which stretches into February: no film with award aspirations will open until the end of winter. But there are exceptions in this dominion...

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