Movie Reviews

Rock Rubber 45s - Inspiring autobiographical doc profiles Bobbito Garcia, a man at the nexus of cool

Rock Rubber 45s - Inspiring autobiographical doc profiles Bobbito Garcia, a man at the nexus of cool

Robert 'Bobbito' Garcia tells his story, in his words—with a little help from his celebrity friends—in 'Rock Rubber 45s,' which is screening at this year's San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

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In 'BlackkKlansman,' a secular Jew and Colorado Springs' first black cop team up to battle the KKK.

In 'BlackkKlansman,' a secular Jew and Colorado Springs' first black cop team up to battle the KKK.

Spike Lee's latest is a winner about an unlikely undercover mission

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The Spy Who Dumped Me: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon buddy up for forgettable spy comedy.

The Spy Who Dumped Me: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon buddy up for forgettable spy comedy.

Kate McKinnon can't save this crass, chick-buddy flick aimed at dudes

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Two of Marilyn Monroe's most iconic films duel with a revival of two 007 films from 1983.

Two of Marilyn Monroe's most iconic films duel with a revival of two 007 films from 1983.

Marilyn Monroe, Sean Connery and Roger Moore all star in revivals at 3Below

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'Mission: Impossible—Fallout' is a knockout, excelling in its mix of trickery and brute force.

'Mission: Impossible—Fallout' is a knockout, excelling in its mix of trickery and brute force.

The latest in action film franchise is a nearly perfect, highly explosive delight

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In 'Blindspotting' the racial and economic divide tearing at the fabric of Oakland is explored through the friendship between a white man and a black man.

In 'Blindspotting' the racial and economic divide tearing at the fabric of Oakland is explored through the friendship between a white man and a black man.

Another film continues summer trend of highlighting inequality in Oakland

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In 'Eighth Grade,' early adolescent Kayla balances an awkward social life and highly polished social media presence.

In 'Eighth Grade,' early adolescent Kayla balances an awkward social life and highly polished social media presence.

Being stuck in the middle of junior high sucks, but it makes for a nostalgic story

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SKYSCRAPER (2018) REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER (2018) REVIEW

A SEMI-DECENT (IF NOT GENERIC) ACTION ENDEAVOR

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In documentary 'The King,' Elvis is a metaphor for American malaise

In documentary 'The King,' Elvis is a metaphor for American malaise

At his height, Elvis Presley captivated the nation; at his lowest, he died on his toilet hopped up on opiods.

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Remarkable story of three brothers separated at birth has a dark twist

Remarkable story of three brothers separated at birth has a dark twist

THESE FAMOUS TRIPLETS DISCOVER LAYER UPON LAYER OF SURPRISES—NOT ALL OF THEM PLEASANT—IN THE NEW DOCUMENTARY ‘THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS’

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Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska star in 'Damsel,' a black comedy masquerading as a Western.

Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska star in 'Damsel,' a black comedy masquerading as a Western.

Finally, a Western for the #MeToo era

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (2018) REVIEW

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (2018) REVIEW

CHARMING AND FUN, BUT INCONSEQUENTIAL

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MARVEL'S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

MARVEL'S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Ant-Man and the Wasp, now playing in theaters, is a hilariously delightful return to the shrinking heroes, with a heartfelt story and sizeable action making it an exciting sequel.

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Lakeith Stanfield stars as Cassius Green in Boots Riley's 'Sorry to Bother You.'

Lakeith Stanfield stars as Cassius Green in Boots Riley's 'Sorry to Bother You.'

New film by Boots Riley of The Coup examines the destructive, surreal force of privilege

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Review: ‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’

Review: ‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’

Documentary traces designer’s rebel spirit

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Ben Foster plays to his actorly strengths—by suppressing them—in the moving 'Leave No Trace.'

Ben Foster plays to his actorly strengths—by suppressing them—in the moving 'Leave No Trace.'

Ben Foster finds a new way to express his anger and rage in latest film by 'Winter's Bone' director

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REVIEW: THE FIRST PURGE

REVIEW: THE FIRST PURGE

Think of all the good the purge does. The fourth installment of The Purge franchise takes us back its origins in The First Purge, now playing in theaters.

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SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO (2018) REVIEW

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO (2018) REVIEW

A POINTLESS AND MESSY SEQUEL

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