Film

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“Leave No Trace” is a patient and heart-wrenching tale of father and daughter living off the grid, in the wilderness and on the run from authorities that wish to incarcerate them in ordinary domesticity.

While podcasts have become popular, they have yet to achieve the level of critical and commercial success of TV, movies and music.

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The film’s depiction of technology use among teens verges on anxiety-inducing, but even more importantly, it’s insightful to how our addiction to our screens transforms school, already a center for boredom, into a mindless pit of mundaneness.

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Through voyeuristic peeks, aided by a perfect mise en scène of immaculately-set tables with Nutella and juicy fruit, our senses become fully entranced and a part of their reality.

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Rather than luxuriate in the ideas it sets out to discuss, like celebrity, spousal infidelity and parenthood, Peretz’s film splashes water before getting out of the shallow end.

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The film, directed by Robert Greene, is a harrowing and majestic tour de force that dissects with a fine knife the simmering and lingering tensions in a small, nearly hollowed out Ariz. town.

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“Step Sisters” struggles to overcome a faulty premise that even its pizazzy dance numbers cannot conceal.

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“12 Strong” doesn’t have much to say on its subject, and it chooses to recount its true story without embellishment or serious contemplation of the future.

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“Phantom Thread” is a dark, moving drama peppered with moments of subtle hilarity that ring true of Paul Thomas Anderson’s unorthodox sense of humor.

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“Marie Antoinette” is Coppola’s masterpiece because she manages to operate in two eras at once, a feat that is more complex than pairing incongruent music and images.