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Short Redhead Reel Reviews date from 1986 to present. This main page lists the five most recent film reviews. To view a complete list of all films reviewed this month, see Previous Reviews on the right.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Finding Your Feet
  PG-13   2018
  After a stuffy British aristocrat (Imelda Staunton) learns that her husband (John Sessions) of thirty-five years has been cheating on her for five years with her best friend (Phoebe Nicholls) in this delightfully charming, bittersweet, funny, well-acted, star-dotted (Joanna Lumley and David Hayman), 111-minute film, she moves into the cluttered London apartment with her colorful, fun-loving sister (Celia Imrie) and gets a new lease on life when she rediscovers her love of dance and meets a kindhearted Englishman (Timothy Spall) whose wife (Victoria Wicks) does not remember him due to Alzheimer’s.

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I Feel Pretty
  PG-13   2018
  After a computer tech (Amy Shumer) with low self-esteem suffers a head trauma in New York City and realizes her dream of seeing herself as beautiful has suddenly and miraculously come true in this entertaining, funny, thought-provoking, star-studded (Busy Philippe, Naomi Campbell, Emily Ratajkowski, and Aidy Bryantt), 110-minute romantic comedy, she finds that her confidence is through the roof, decides to apply for a receptionist job at a cosmetic firm run by three executives (Michelle Williams, Lauren Hutton, and Tom Hopper), and meets a handsome New Yorker (Rory Scovel) at a dry cleaners.

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Super Troopers 2
  R   2018
  Foul language is sprinkled throughout this corny, funny, entertaining, slapstick, risqué, star-dott4ed (Lynda Carter, Clifton Collins Jr., Seann William Scott, Jim Gaffigan, Damon Wayans Jr., Emmanuelle Chriqui, Marisa Christine Coughlan, and Fred Savage), 100-minute comedy in which a bunch of knucklehead Vermont highway patrolmen (Brian Cox, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, and Paul Soter) are pitted against three Canadian Mounties (Will Sasso, Hayes MacArthur, and Tyler Labine) when a small town on the Canadian border becomes part of America to the ire of the townsfolk, including the mayor (Rob Lowe) who runs a brothel.

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Where Is Kyra?
  NR   2018
  When her aging mother dies in Brooklyn in this dark, depressing, well-acted, realistic, 98-minute film based in the story by Dosunmu and Darci Picoult, a desperate, down-on-her-luck, middle-aged divorcee (Michelle Pfeiffer) struggles to find a job for two years after being laid off and finally resorts to impersonating her mother in order to cash her pension and social security checks while ignoring the advice of her new boyfriend (Kiefer Sutherland) to come clean with the authorities before she gets into more trouble.

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You Were Never Really Here
  R   2018
  Lynne Ramsay’s convoluted, dark, critically acclaimed, violent, blood-splattered, 90-minute film based on Jonathan Ames’ 2013 novella in which a suicidal, PTSD-afflicted, nightmare-plagued Gulf War veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) and former FBI agent, who cares for his disabled aging mother (Judith Roberts) in a New York City apartment, struggles with memories of his tormented childhood, hires himself out as a hoodie-wearing assassin to locate missing girls and to track down and bludgeon to death with a hammer sex traffickers, and then is hired by a widowed New York senator (Alex Manette) to find his traumatized 13-year-old daughter (Ekaterina Samsonov) who has been kidnapped and is working as a sex slave in a Manhattan brothel.


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