Category: Theatrical Review

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Come and See: 1943, by David Bax

Elem Klimov’s 1985 masterpiece Come and See, a new restoration of which opens Friday at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, seems to have anticipated a 2010s trend by adopting the very hip 1.37:1 aspect ratio. But being...

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Young Ahmed: No Pride, by David Bax

In some ways, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have changed in the more than twenty years they’ve been directing movies. In the past decade or so especially, films like The Kid with a Bike and Two Days, One Night have even...

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Burden: What a Load, by David Bax

There are few phrases more guaranteed to dampen my expectations for a movie than, “Based on a true story,” especially when it’s heralded in big type onscreen right at the beginning. The implication is that the mere truthfulness of the...

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Wendy: Grow Up, by David Bax

If you’re looking for fantastic beasts, one place to find them, apparently, is in a Benh Zeitlin film. Eight years after making a splash with Beasts of the Southern Wild, he’s returned with Wendy, an adaptation of Peter Pan that...