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  • The Go-Go's

    The Go-Go's

    ★★★★½

    I signed up for the Showtime free preview to see this. I grew up watching MTV and the Go-Go’s were all over it. I had no idea how revolutionary they were, that they started as a punk band, and certainly no idea of the inner turmoil.

    THE GO-GO’S is as solid a music documentary as a fan or curious party could ask for. All original members got together for this, including their first bass player Margot Olavarria and first drummer…

  • Out Stealing Horses

    Out Stealing Horses

    ★★★½

    Remember the dad from THE WITCH who obsessively chopped wood to deal with his emotional anguish? Stellan Skarsgard does that in this movie, but the horrors he’s trying to escape aren’t supernatural.

    OUT STEALING HORSES is a coming-of-age thriller from Norway about a widower who has isolated himself in a remote cabin to deal with guilt over the death of his wife, but he’s also plagued by incessant nightmares over a violent accident that happened when he was a kid.…

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  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★★½

    Survival horror movie that doesn’t start off with rape? Check.

    Survival horror movie where the protagonist gets to be funnier and more interesting than the villains? Check.

    Survival horror movie that doesn’t turn the main character into Rambo in order for them to survive? Check.

    All that and a hell of an ending that chooses entertainment over being clever. I loved this movie.

  • Lucky Grandma

    Lucky Grandma

    ★★★★★

    Tsai Chin from YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and THE JOY LUCK CLUB appears in every scene of this outstanding and hilarious debut feature from Sasie Sealy that plays like a hybrid of Bong Joon-ho and the Coen Brothers.

    Chin plays an 86-year-old, first generation immigrant in Chinatown who goes bust on a senior gambling trip but absconds with a gym bag full of cash when the guy sitting next to her on the bus ride home dies in his sleep.…