''I Origins is a small movie with extra-large ambitions: a globe-spanning faith-vs.-science thriller/French New Wave-style romance/metaphysical tease on a Sundance budget.''
''Sohn usually has a gift for awful characters...But the story is oddly airless, and her telling lacks both the cheap thrills of a trashy paperback and the deeper insights of literary fiction.''
''Sue Miller is expert at detailing the charms and vagaries of small-town life: the dynamic between fussy, fancy ''summer people'' and saltier year-round residents; the fact that nobody's business goes unnoted.''
''Sex, showgirls, wartime intrigue: The latest from best-selling novelist See (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan) has what sounds like a can't-miss premise, and a grounding in real history: Her story of three Asian-American dancers in pre-WWII San Francisco is based partly on research and interviews with actual ''no-no girls.'' ''
Thanks to the polar vortex, it's slated to be an extra-brutal summer; while you wait for the sweaty radio bangers to arrive, stay cool with some of our favorite tracks from the final days of spring