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  • Marrowbone

    Marrowbone

    ★★½

    A good haunted house story is all about atmosphere; the plot should matter relatively little when considering whether it works. So it’s a bit of a problem that writer/director Sergio G. Sánchez’s movie seems so focused on playing coy with its twists. Set for no particularly good reason in 1969, it begins as an ailing woman (Nicola Harrison) and her four children arrive from England, fleeing an unnamed threatening “him” for her family estate in America. When she dies, oldest…

  • Love After Love

    Love After Love

    ★★

    There’s a fine line between “intriguingly elliptical” and “borderline incomprehensible,” and co-writer/director Russell Harbaugh tramples all over it in this frustrating family melodrama. It opens as Suzanne (Andie MacDowell) is facing the impending death of her terminally-ill husband, Glenn (Gareth Williams) with the help of her two sons, Nick (Chris O’Dowd) and Chris (James Adomian). The focus, however, is on the relationship between Suzanne and Nick, which is clearly tangled and not entirely healthy, which Harbaugh emphasizes in various potentially…

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  • Experimenter

    Experimenter

    ★★★½

    That was an entertaining and informative movie!
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    But that's all I really have to say. I'm glad I saw it. It was good.
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    I won't. What if I cause harm to my #brand by just blathering when I've said all I needed to say?
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    WE ARE FINISHED HERE.

  • Beautiful Creatures

    Beautiful Creatures

    ★★½

    Who are these terrible, terrible lead actor kids and why are they interrupting a perfectly good Jeremy Irons/Emma Thompson ham-off?