A SLICE OF ROCKWELLIAN SENTIMENTALITY

Little Boy suggests the sham of a Norman Rockwell painting.

AN ANTI-RED MENACE

Child 44 is beholden to that Western disease of airport fiction.

A RARE BREED OF HORROR

Unfriended invents a gimmick and perfects it all at once.

STRANGER THAN FICTION

Visually, True Story resembles yet another passable slice of American true crime.

BATHETIC HOKUM IN GEORGIAN COUNTRYSIDE

Zaza Urushadze's Tangerines retreats into basic war-film clichés.


MUSIC


Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

Sound & Color is proof that Alabama Shakes have got the chops to be a lot more than Muscle Shoals revivalists.




TELEVISION



DVD


Escape from New York

An occasionally inconsistent visual transfer notwithstanding, this is easily the best home-video release to date of John Carpenter's sci-fi spectacle, with a near-perfect audio track and enough extras to satisfy any diehard.





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