EMA – Review by Maitland McDonagh

Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain’s psychological drama Ema revolves around a dancer whose icy, Hitchcock-blonde looks lie lightly over a selfish, troubled interior. Ema, who also teaches expressive movement classes to schoolchildren, and her husband, choreographer Gaston, twelve years her senior, adopted a six-year-old boy Polo and then returned him to the orphanage after the child set a series of fires.

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OLD – Review by Susan Granger

After The Sixth Sense and Signs, M. Night Shyamalan built a reputation on campy, convoluted, even corny sci-fi thrillers with a catchy, surprise twist. As Old begins, Guy Capa, a statistics-obsessed insurance-actuary, and his museum-curator wife Prisca are taking their two children on a luxurious tropical island vacation before telling them that they’re planning to divorce.

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COCO — Review by Susan Granger

Pixar Animation is known as “family-friendly” – and none more than their 19th feature, a fantasy that faithfully depicts Mexican culture, celebrates the Hispanic customs and folklore of Dia de los Muertos, and acknowledges cultural icons like Frida Kahlo and El Santo. In the tiny Mexican town of Santa Cecilia, the Rivera family has been making shoes for several generations, and 12 year-old Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzales) is expected to continue the family tradition.

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TRAINWRECK, STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, LILA & EVE and other July 17 Openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

Despite Amy Schumer’s considerable contributions, Trainwreck rides like a turn-around-is-fair-play sequel to Judd Apatow’s male-centric comedies. A woman is the

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