The Edge of August

The Edge of August

Grappling with the disenfranchised, “Emily the Criminal” is the rare modern crime movie that’s too short, plus the one-gimmick thrills of “Fall.”

Fantasies of a Wallflower

Superbly acted, Lena Dunham’s “Sharp Stick” is obsessed by reproduction and its social impact.

Rental unit: “Out of the Blue” dir. by Dennis Hopper

A 40th anniversary restoration rescues a cult classic with loads of extras.

Internal Tensions

A non-traditional love triangle, “Both Sides of the Blade” is a return to form for French auteur Claire Denis.

Get Out of the Way

Summer blockbuster “Nope” is a memorable misfire, while Netflix’s “The Gray Man” is dead on arrival.

A Hot Mess

There’s so much going on in “Thor: Love and Thunder” that nothing matters.

Dial-A-Ghost

Ethan Hawke stars as a serial killer in the mostly forgettable “The Black Phone,” while zombie flick, “The Sadness,” smashes taboos with glee.

States of Mind

Two new films, “Benediction” and “Watcher,” take different approaches to conveying tortured inner worlds.

CNN Films, HBO Max Arthur Ashe Doc Premiering at VMFA

Two screenings of "Citizen Ashe" will take place June 25.

Local Lens

With regional themes and creators, Richmond International Film Festival brings it home.

Skinemax Slide

The inventor of body horror continues into melodrama with the organ-grinding “Crimes of the Future.”

From Berlin with Love

MonGays at the Byrd celebrates Virginia Pride month through diverse queer films.

Six Days of Film and Music

The Richmond International Film Festival looks to spread the word that Richmond is a great movie town.

Flying Dad Rock

Tom Cruise burnishes his own unapologetic legend in “Top Gun: Maverick,” while making his personal obsessions our own.

Monster Mash

In "Men," an English filmmaker pushes pretentious modern horror to its breaking point.

Destined to Die

In filmmaker Gaspar Noè’s latest, “Vortex,” his obsession with misery morphs into transcendent humanism.

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