Articles by: James Roberts

‘Pope Francis: A Man of His Word’ A Serviceably Flawed Look at the Man Behind the Papacy (FILM REVIEW)

It’s easy to like Pope Francis, even if you’re not a Catholic. Hell, even if you’re not religious. It’s a sad commentary on the age when you recognize that so few religious leaders today have ...

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For Better or Worse, ‘Deadpool 2’ Offers More of the Same (FILM REVIEW)

Ryan Reynolds returns for rote superhero sequel.

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Rest In Peace Margot Kidder (1948-2018): ‘Superman’ Actress Dies at 69

Margot Kidder, star of stage and screen, best known for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman movies opposite Christopher Reeve, has died at 69. The actress reportedly died late Sunday night in her ...

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‘Disobedience’ is a Revelation (FILM REVIEW)

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this heartbreaking romance based on Naomi Alderman's novel.

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‘The Rider’ A Sublime Work of Cinematic Poetry (FILM REVIEW)

Saddle up for this brilliantly heartfelt work.

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‘Tully’ Revels in an Honest Portrayal of Motherhood (Until it Doesn’t) (FILM REVIEW)

Charlize Theron gives a wonderful performance in a film that very nearly achieves its goals.

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‘Dead Man’ and the Surreal Landscape of Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch's visionary western gets a bold new release from Criterion.

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‘Final Portrait’ and the Madcap Absurdity of the Artistic Process (FILM REVIEW)

The Stanley Tucci directed movie is a delightful musing on art and artists.

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A Perfect Circle Turns 180 on ‘Eat the Elephant’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Mood and atmosphere are ramped up in A Perfect Circle's first album of all new, all original material in 15 years.

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Brutally Bleak, ‘Loveless’ is a Suspense Thriller Like No Other (FILM REVIEW)

Prepare to be oppressed by atmosphere and tension.

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