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Mason Shumaker

This documentary exploring the aftermath of Michael Brown's murder and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Missouri is one of the most important, beautifully crafted documentaries of the year. Seek it out. Now. more

Sep 29, 2017 10:56 AM

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

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

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

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

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

This is where a synopsis would go if the title of the film wasn't already the synopsis. more

Jul 21, 2017 8:48 AM Film

The latest from Bong Joon-ho is a straightforward "animal love" movie that demands to be watched immediately. more

Jun 30, 2017 12:04 PM Film 1 Comments

A local film gets meta on the mublecore movement, with a great lead performance and some expected pitfalls of the genre. more

Jun 16, 2017 11:43 AM Film

A "Gen X behaving badly" movie that doesn't much care if it's not for you. more

May 31, 2017 3:17 PM Film

This Emily Dickinson biopic is likely an expected delight for fans but is a surprisingly enjoyable time for those who have never read the poet. more

May 19, 2017 11:39 AM Film

This surprisingly effective, tragically resonant gem may have flawed visuals but few other problems,. more

Apr 21, 2017 12:49 PM Film

It doesn't happen often, but one of our reviewers believes this real-time shootout flick is one of the best he's ever seen. more

Apr 21, 2017 11:58 AM Film

Kristen Stewart's latest isn't even good enough to warrant the honor of being called a flat-out failure. more

Apr 10, 2017 3:32 PM Film 1 Comments

If you're a fan of Terrence Malick, you're in luck! If not...I'm sure something else is playing... more

Mar 31, 2017 11:50 AM Film

Mason Shumaker says to Iron Fist: J'ACCUSE! Find out who the martial artist series stole from! more

Mar 24, 2017 1:41 PM Film

This nuanced thriller won Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards. For real, Beatty didn't screw this one up. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:33 PM Film

A creative take on the generally stale biopic genre, this film gets bonus points for mocking fascists. Not that that's particularly relevant right now... more

Mar 3, 2017 12:25 PM Film

This foreign film is yet another example of a basic, uninspired movie getting too much praise. more

Feb 24, 2017 12:04 PM Film

With more goofy mythos and plenty more headshots, this second chapter is the rare sequel that outdoes the original. more

Feb 11, 2017 4:54 PM Film