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Zoë Chao

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Long Weekend

Long Weekend is a good rom-com, but a victim of unfortunate timing.  Without revealing too much, the film switches gears and invites another genre into the mix.  It’s an interesting wrinkle in the story and writer/director Steve Basilone handles it well.  But, it’s so comparable to last year’s crowd-pleaser Palm Springs that Long Weekend’s almost feels like old news upon arrival.

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Downhill

By: Jessica Goddard From directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Way Way Back), Downhill is an English-language remake of Ruben Östlund’s European awards contender Force Majeure (2014).  Having not seen the original, I can only speak to the quality of the new film – starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell – as a standalone film.  And, it’s not bad!  Truly, it’s not bad.  It’s a little simple and unpolished, and uncertain of what it wants to…