*The “talking head”-free documentary Amy is a powerful and emotionally resonant work, and a stirring testimony to the unique talent and unrealized potential of Amy Winehouse.
*My SN&R review of Amy was reprinted in this week’s San Antonio Current.
*Magic Mike XXL is pretty damn fun for a shameless, pandering, cash-in sequel.
*My ESFS review of Magic Mike XXL was reprinted in last week’s Colorado Springs Independent.
*The mixed-bag sex comedy The Overnight is more naughty than funny, and it coyly pulls back from the edge just when it should be leaping off.
*BBC veteran James Kent’s gauzy and stale WWI drama Testament to Youth is the cinematic equivalent of a lace doily, nothing but a dainty and decorative pose of noble suffering.