Movie Reviews & News

Get the latest news about what's going on at the Tropic, plus movie reviews from our in-house critics, Shirrel Rhoades and Ian Brockway. You’ll also find reviews from film festivals and advance screening movies. Want to make sure you never miss a thing? Follow the Tropic on Facebook for daily updates!

Rolling With the Tropic: The Personal History of David Copperfield

Watching the film, I thought of the tradition of the Gothic and how much the dark madcap weirdness of “David Copperfield” reminded me of Roald Dahl.

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Rolling With the Tropic

Fear not, Key Westers! Despite the very real sadness of the virus, we are all under positive vibrations from blue skies and smiles. Best of all The Tropic is back! An island sanctuary.

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On The Rocks

Coming Soon!

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Coming Friday, October 2nd

Showing for 1 week only!

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Showing this weekend only RBG — Celebrating the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Showing: Friday, September 25 @4PM; Saturday, September 26 @1PM; Sunday, September 27 @ 4PM

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Tropic Sprockets Goes Streaming: The Way I See It

The images in the film are stunning testaments to Obama as a man of deep thought, empathy, self-deprecation, and kind action. “The Way I See It” is an affectionate yet provocative documentary that causes one to be mindful of the Trump Era and to get out and vote.

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Tropic Sprockets Goes Streaming: The Cuban

Louis Gossett Jr. captures both the haunt and the euphorias that can accompany the elderly. At times, he has the joy of a teenaged paramour, at others he seems to see Lucifer himself. “The Cuban” is an affectionate and emotional study that is as much about the eerie ghosts of love as it is about the joy of friendship.

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Tropic Sprockets Goes Streaming: Moynihan

Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, “Moynihan” will give you a sense of nostalgia and righteous regret at times now past. Perhaps the most meaningful thing in the film is the awareness that Moynihan was a political person of spirit empathy, and conscious action.

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Tropic Sprockets Goes Streaming: Before Stonewall

Greta Schiller directs the now classic documentary “Before Stonewall” from 1984. The film vividly illustrates the progress of gay rights and the struggle leading up to the tumultuous events of the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969.

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Tropic Sprockets Goes Streaming: Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

This is a singular film that may well irritate some in its unflinching portraiture of the aimless and embittered. “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” is very much a Charles Bukowski story come to life—an acquired taste.

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