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Movie review: “Pitch Perfect 3”

If anybody actually asked for another Pitch Perfect movie, then they absolutely deserve what they got: a tone-deaf three-quel more thinly plotted than a grade-school revival of The Music Man as produced by Terrence Malick. The first installment a surprise hit that coasted on a novel combination of savvy music design and an affable cast … Continue reading

Movie review: “Baby Driver”

Drive by way of La La Land, The Fast and the Furious with brains, Heat meets jukebox musical — Baby Driver is each of those, but in a good way. It marks an intriguing and promising change of course in the career of filmmaker Edgar Wright, who shows more freedom, focus, and confidence as a writer and director … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Howard Hawks’ screwball comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), 7:30 and 10pm, February 18, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a Quote-Along screening of the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski (1998), 9pm, February 22, at the theater. Details The Angelika Film Center continues its Oscar Classics series with a screening of David Lean’s … Continue reading

A Many-Splintered Thing: The 7 Most Romantic Movies EVER

Valentine’s Day is nigh, and as sales of candy, flowers, and see-through lingerie sky-rocket, it’s important to remember the reason for the season: celebrating your love for your significant other, and possibly getting laid in the process. Here’s a selection of classic romance movies to set the mood; single people should stick with porn and preferably lay low on … Continue reading

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