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!

Front Row at the Movies: Writers on Bicycles: Literary Key West

In 2012, Carey and Jane Winfrey began videotaping more than 30 Key West writers about what has made this island community such a literary magnet. Their documentary is titled “Writers on Bicycles: Literary Key West.”

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Front Row at the Movies: One Sings, The Other Doesn’t

“What Varda’s doing, in a sneaky way, is making her case for feminism in a lyric voice instead of a preachy one.”

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Tropic Sprockets: Four Daughters

“Four Daughters” is a labyrinthine documentary centering on a mother Olfa and her four children. Two of them, Ghofrane and Rhama, joined a Jihadist terror group. The film is a blend of actual fact and fiction, interwoven so seamlessly that one is never sure which is which. One thing is certain: this family has demons.

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Tropic Sprockets: Io Capitano

It is a jarring and intense experience that is almost unrelenting and very unsettling. Nevertheless, the movie, one of this year’s Oscar nominees for best International Film, is excellent.

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Front Row at the Movies: A New Leaf

One recent moviegoer observed, “Every now and then you stumble across a film that has been forgotten, or just ignored, and for the life of you, you can’t figure out why. ‘A New Leaf’ is such a film. Seeing this wonderful comedy for the first time was the movie-watching equivalent of discovering buried treasure.”

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Front Row at the Movies: 96th Academy Award Predictions

On March 10, Tropic Cinema will close off Eaton Street, roll out the red carpet, and host a big Oscar party – watching the award presentations live on a big screen. Gwen Filosa will act as local mistress of ceremonies. Cocktails and food will be served. Oscar ballets are available for your entertainment (can you beat me?).

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Tropic Sprockets: Dune: Part Two

Once again, Villeneuve's "Dune" features panoramic visuals and intense facial expressions, in addition to a more totalitarian paranoia. But unlike its predecessor the pacing has improved, the pathos is more authentic, and it is chock full of action.

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Front Row at the Movies: Dune: Part Two

“Dune: Part Two” was named the Most Anticipated Film at the 6th Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Film Awards. But the wait is over.

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Tropic Sprockets: Chasing Trane

This lively film sketches the iconic man’s life from a humble student voraciously learning, to an accomplished musician, and finally in the end, to a spiritual visionary. The film is peppered with human anecdotes and celebrity interviews.

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Tropic Sprockets: 2024 NOW Women’s Film Festival

It is time for our cinematic forces to unite in joy and intent with another NOW Film Fest at the Tropic. A different film each Wednesday in March celebrating Women’s History Month.

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