Sherilyn Connelly

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  • Craig William Macneill's The Boy tries so hard to be ominous that it nearly strains itself in the process. The boy in question is nine-year-old Ted (Jared Breeze), who lives in a decrepit motel deep in the mountains with his father, John...

  • While Xavier Dolan's recent Mommy divided otherwise reasonable people into two camps -- those who considered it a masterpiece versus those who viewed it as cinematic waterboarding -- his new Tom at the Farm (which was actually shot...

  • Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin's What We Did on Our Holiday is a very British comedy about a family that's nuclear in more ways than one. Bickering, soon-to-be-divorced couple Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) gather up their...

  • An old man working alone in a dusty shop is always a sign of emotional malaise and a tortured relationship with the past, be it Rod Steiger in The Pawnbroker or Al Pacino in David Gordon Green's Manglehorn. A.J. Manglehorn (Pacino)...

  • "I hate myself."

    That's an unusual statement coming from the hero of an animated film, let alone in the first two minutes. But twelve-year-old orphan Anna (Sara Takatsuki), the protagonist of Hiromasa Yonebayashi's lovely anime When...

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