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This spy-heavy sequel sees the surviving members of the Kingsman travel to America, where they team up with Channing Tatum's cameo to fight against a drug kingpin played by Julianne Moore, which sounds more fun than it actually is. more

Sep 22, 2017 11:56 AM Film

A promising-but-flawed look at an intriguing setting and well-acted characters, with a script that comes up a "few stories short." That joke is funnier if you know the characters are architects... more

Sep 19, 2017 9:57 AM Film

This allegorical, frustrating endeavor sees Jennifer Lawrence as a woman whose writer husband (Javier Bardem) invites people into their home and lives with catastrophic results. It's actually about much more than that, but I'm not supposed to say... more

Sep 15, 2017 12:49 PM Film

This adaptation of the beloved Stephen King novel gets the murder-clown right, the silly-meets-scary tone correct and the spectacular visuals perfect. The only problems are source material-based (no apologies to the King there). more

Sep 8, 2017 3:12 PM Film

So far, 2017 has been a "meh" year for film, but there's hope for a late-innings rally. Check out all the movies we're excited about this fall. more

Sep 4, 2017 2:00 AM Film

This third, and hopefully final, installment of an inexplicable trilogy sees comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon eat and talk their way through a new country while being modestly entertaining and hinting at their own fraudulent natures. more

Sep 1, 2017 11:38 AM Film

A documentarian's first narrative feature takes you inside a unique community and may be among the year's best films. more

Sep 1, 2017 10:40 AM Film

Matt and Ryan talk Rifftrax, who should be smited down by an angry God, and give out a phone number for you to call! more

Aug 25, 2017 11:56 AM Film

Matt and Ryan talk about cheesy sci-fi cover art, Logan Lucky, and various unsavory topics. Just like you want! more

Aug 18, 2017 2:24 PM Film

A stealthy-smart script buoys a cliche-based heist movies about two brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) who partner with an explosive thief (Daniel Craig) to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is one kind and clever crowd-pleaser. more

Aug 18, 2017 1:11 PM Film

A finely produced documentary that hammers home important facts about climate change, with a few missteps and the return of a boring host. more

Aug 11, 2017 1:17 PM Film

Ryan's take on this 90s-set family drama is more positive than Mason's, as he found it a quietly amusing exploration of dysfunction. more

Aug 11, 2017 12:51 PM Film

An inoffensive family dramedy from the folks who did the brilliant Obvious Child, this is a 90s-set film that won't leave much of a lasting impression. more

Aug 11, 2017 9:33 AM Film

The Alamo Drafthouse and Film Streams are making August live up to its reputation as the hottest month with a bevy of screenings and events . more

Aug 4, 2017 1:07 PM Cutting Room

I’ve crossed 15 years reviewing films at The Reader. With apologies to 2001, this lines up fairly neatly with the start of the millennium. Since this issue celebrates the best of our big little town, here are my 10 favorite movies during that time. more

Aug 4, 2017 1:07 PM Film

A misunderstood-but-deep-down-super-awesome generic white boy, Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), has dreams about a bad guy in black (Matthew McConaughey) trying to bring about the apocalypse and a good guy (Idris Elba) who aims to stop him. more

Aug 4, 2017 1:06 PM Film

This week, we have TWO episodes for you. One on The Dark Tower and one on Atomic Blonde. We also give Matt a new name. Come, meet Fling Flong! more

Aug 4, 2017 11:24 AM Film

Casey Affleck dies, making Rooney Mara sad, and then Casey Affleck comes back as a ghost to watch Rooney Mara be sad. The movie goes on like this for a long time. more

Jul 31, 2017 1:10 PM Film

Set in the Cold War, a spy with a list of the identities of spies gets killed, and MI-6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is dispatched to get it back and kill the bad guys. It's boring before it gets awesome but it gets very awesome. more

Jul 28, 2017 9:59 AM Film

Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and his partner, Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne), are intergalactic space agents that stumble across a vast conspiracy in a film with great visuals and tons of problematic narrative decisions. more

Jul 21, 2017 9:53 AM Film