Movie Reviews

Get the latest movie reviews from our in-house critics, Shirrel Rhoades and Ian Brockway. You’ll also find reviews from film festivals and advance screening movies. Do you have what it takes to be a Guest movie reviewer? Send us your review to info@TropicCinema.com for approval and maybe you’ll earn a spot!

Tropic Sprockets: 20th Century Women

Mike Mills' latest "20th Century Women" is a character study as much as it is a time capsule of 1979. Rich in period detail, music and color, the film boasts solid performances by Annette Bening and newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann.

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Front Row at the Movies: 20th Century Women

Writer-director Mike Mills recalls growing up in a household of women: “In my life, the people who really had an impact on me, who showed me how to be me, were all women.” He describes his new film -- “20th Century Women,” now playing at Tropic Cinema -- as a “love letter” to the women who raised him.

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Oscar Contenders Line Up At Tropic: Week of February 10-17

Start marking off the days on your calendar. Oscars are near.

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Front Row at the Movies: Mumford & Sons, Live from South Africa

Mumford & Sons has been premiering the resulting concert film -- “Live From South Africa: Dust And Thunder” -- in selected cinemas worldwide. It is showing Tuesday February 7th at Tropic Cinema.

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Front Row at the Movies: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Simply sit back and take in the mesmerizing tale that swirls around the character played by Quvenzhané Wallis, a young black girl who has “a smile to charm fish out of the water and a scowl so fierce it can stop monsters in their tracks.”

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“La La Land” and 4 Other Films Sound Their Siren Song at Tropic

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Tropic Sprockets: Eagle Huntress

If you have an inkling to see a young warrior film with a locale as exotic as "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the documentary by Otto Bell "The Eagle Huntress" is your film.

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Tropic Sprockets: Hidden Figures

From the first frame to the last, this is a fun, informative and lively film that makes us realize that there is much more to history than white men in skinny black ties.

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Tropic Sprockets: Elle

The audacious and often outrageous Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, RoboCop) directs a new film "Elle" that is unlike any other he has done, in both spirit and tone ... the narrative builds slower, punctuated with sudden jarring shocks which are the hallmark of this auteur.

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Tropic Sprockets: Lion

Garth Davis offers a striking directorial debut in "Lion" about a young boy driven to reckon with his childhood in India ... the film emerges as a compelling study of the bond between two brothers and the pull of home.

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