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What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Tesla”

Despite being an endless source of fascination for artists, genius can be a difficult subject to explore well, particularly when it involves a real person. Exceptionality both draws us in and, by...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “She Dies Tomorrow”

She Dies Tomorrow, the new film from writer-director Amy Seimetz, begins by frustrating its audience. The first few minutes closely follow the protagonist, Amy (Kate Lynn Shell), as she unravels alone in...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Marley”

An official re-release of the Bob Marley biopic Marley is cause for celebration. The film, originally released in 2012, is out on pay-per-view and in virtual screening rooms now. This look at...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The Rental”

Early responses to The Rental, the directorial debut of actor Dave Franco, have been interestingly divided. While movies often do better with general audiences than with critics, jaded as they are from...

What’sUp at the Movies: We Review “First Cow”

From the opening minutes of First Cow, the latest film by American director Kelly Reichardt, nature has an enormous presence. The camera is as interested in capturing various trees, animals, and mushrooms...

What’sUp at the Movies: We Review “The Old Guard”

The Old Guard, Netflix’s new action film from director Gina Prince-Blythewood, is in a constant state of conflict with itself. The premise— an immortal group of warriors from throughout history fighting to...

What’sUp at the Movies: We Review “Palm Springs”

As a movie featuring a time loop, it’s inevitable that every review of Palm Springs, which released on Hulu today after premiering at Sundance back in January, will compare it to Groundhog...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Nobody Knows I’m Here”

Despite its Chilean setting and origin, director Gaspar Antillo’s debut film Nobody Knows I’m Here (Nadie Sabe Que Estoy Aquí in the original Spanish) features a face American audiences will recognize: actor...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

John Lewis has some advice for you… “Get into trouble, good trouble,” he recommends. The 80-year-old Congressman and longtime Civil Rights advocate from Atlanta, GA is the subject of...

Showcase Cinemas re-opening Friday, July 3

By Showcase Cinemas Norwood, MA, - Showcase Cinemas, a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, announced today that it will reopen Showcase Cinemas Warwick (Quaker Lane) on...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The Story of Fire Saga”

One of the earliest scenes in Will Ferrell’s newest movie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, encapsulates both its greatest strength and its greatest weakness: Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, as...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things”

How did a young woman labeled an “ungovernable, shaggy street kid” become the “First Lady of Song?” A new documentary on the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald does...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Babyteeth”

In Babyteeth, the feature-film debut of director Shannon Murphy, chaos and order exist as complements instead of opposites. The events of the story are not strung together with conventional clarity, but the...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods”

It’s clear that Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee’s latest film and his first for Netflix, was always intended to feel relevant. Much like in his previous film, BlacKkKlansman, Lee uses Brechtian techniques...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Shirley”

Early on in Shirley, the new film from director Josephine Decker based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s book of the same name, the young Rose (Odessa Young) wonders at her reflections in a...

Jane Pickens Announces Upcoming Films in Virtual Screening Room

Like many independent theaters, the Jane Pickens Film and Events Center in Newport is facing serious financial challenges due to the CCOVID-19 epidemic. Movie lovers who want to support the theater can...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The High Note”

Like The Lovebirds, director Nisha Ganatra’s The High Note is another movie forced into an online release by the pandemic, following the $20, 48-hour rental pathway instead of selling directly to a...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “The Lovebirds”

Michael Showalter’s The Lovebirds, which stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple on the rocks who find themselves tied up in a criminal conspiracy, was one of the first films...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Capone”

In 2012, director Josh Trank made his feature film debut with Chronicle, which made creative use of the found-footage format to tell the story of three high school seniors that develop telekinetic...

What’s Up at the Movies: Spaceship Earth – Watch at Jane Pickens Screening Room

Though it occurred a few years before I was born, I was vaguely aware of the Biosphere 2 project before sitting down to watch Spaceship Earth, director Matt Wolf’s new documentary on...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review TFW No GF

One of the first major events to be cancelled due to COVID-19 was South by Southwest (SXSW), a film festival in Austin, Texas that represents a major landmark in the cinematic calendar....

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review Netflix’s “The Willoughbys”

Netflix’s new, animated comedy The Willoughbys, based on a children’s book of the same name by Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry, is an odd film— the narrating cat (voiced by Ricky Gervais) says...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review Netflix’s “Tigertail”

There’s an inherent difficulty that comes with making a film about the inability to connect. One of cinema’s strengths as a medium is how effectively it fosters a connection between the viewer...

What’s Up At The Movies: ‘Bombshell’ out this weekend

In its portrayal of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ 2016 sexual harassment scandal, director Jay Roach’s Bombshell tries to balance two very different tones. On one hand, the film is a serious examination...