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Review: MISSING, Familiar Gimmick, Well-Executed Plot

Five years ago, Searching, an ingeniously shot, choreographed, and edited mystery-thriller, co-written by first-time filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho, premiered at a yearly film festival in Park City, Utah. The definition of “crowd-pleaser,” Searching kept audiences rapt with...

Friday One Sheet: THE INVISIBLE MAN

H.G. Wells' speculative horror novel, The Invisible Man, has been adapted for the big screen many, many times. From auteur directors James Whale to John Carpenter to Paul Verhoeven, the story and the style of the various retellings has acted...

Review: A WRINKLE IN TIME, A Mystery, A Puzzle, A Diverse Adventure

Admirably ambitious, Ava DuVernay's adaptation of a beloved literary classic gently yet firmly asserts its independence from expectations. First published in 1962, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time won a Newbery Medal and other awards. Its popularity with children has...

Review: SLEIGHT, A Different Kind of Magic Trick

By day, Bo performs magic tricks on the streets of Los Angeles. By night, he sells drugs. The year before, newly graduated from high school, Bo (Jacob Lattimore) had a promising future lined up. After his mother died, though, and...