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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...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One...

How did a young woman labeled an “ungovernable, shaggy street kid” become the “First Lady of Song?” A new...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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—...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...