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'All Is True': Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen - Three Great Shakespeareans - in a Glowing Tribute to Shakespeare Himself May. 10, 2019

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You know you're watching a different kind of Shakespeare movie when it begins with the great man's L... Read More

'Shadow': Zhang Yimou Returns to the World of Flying Daggers May. 03, 2019

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Maybe you've never thought of umbrellas as deadly weapons. I never did. But take a look at the ones ... Read More

'Avengers: Endgame': Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth Assemble a Decade's Worth of Superheroes for a Long, Fond... Farewell? Apr. 26, 2019

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Rounding the bend into hour three of "Avengers: Endgame," I heard a snurfling sound to my right. A d... Read More

'Hail Satan?': The Devil Gets His Due Apr. 19, 2019

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Let's say it's 2013 and you're Rick Scott, multimillionaire governor of Florida and evangelical Chri... Read More

'High Life': Robert Pattinson in Claire Denis's Slow-Going Sci-Fi Exercise Apr. 12, 2019

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"High Life" is the sort of Euro art movie that susceptible critics are inclined to describe as "chal... Read More

'Us': Jordan Peele Would Like You To Be Very Afraid. You Won't Let Him Down. Mar. 22, 2019

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Jordan Peele's "Us" is a very scary movie that doesn't add up, which is too bad. Peele's uber-nerd c... Read More

'The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley': Elizabeth Holmes, Queen of Lies Mar. 15, 2019

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Looking back, it's puzzling that more people didn't wise up to Elizabeth Holmes more quickly. The St... Read More

'How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World': The Money-Minting Trilogy Comes to a Close Feb. 22, 2019

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Kids these days, what do they want? I mean 7-year-olds, 8-year-olds, down in that diminutive demogra... Read More

'Lords of Chaos' and 'The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot': Black-Metal Murder Boys and a Failed Sam Elliott Fable Feb. 08, 2019

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You might say Jonas Akerlund's "Lords of Chaos" is attempting to do for the Norwegian black-metal sc... Read More

'Serenity': Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in a Boldly Preposterous Noir Jan. 25, 2019

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In "Serenity," we see that director Steven Knight has fully internalized the first rule of stark mad... Read More

'Glass': M. Night Shyamalan Ends His Makeshift Superhero Trilogy With a Dull Thud Jan. 18, 2019

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Unusually for an M. Night Shyamalan project, the real plot twist in "Glass" comes not at the end of ... Read More

'The Upside': Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston in a Surprising Comedy Jan. 11, 2019

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"The Upside" tells a feel-good story with no real surprises. But that's OK. The movie's pleasures li... Read More

'Stan & Ollie': John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan Capture Laurel and Hardy Toward the End of Their Days Jan. 04, 2019

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In recounting the story of Laurel and Hardy, whose Hollywood career spanned 24 years and more than a... Read More

'Aquaman': Jason Momoa Drowning in a Sea of Cheesy CGI Dec. 21, 2018

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"Aquaman" is fun for a while. It starts out in 1985, in Maine, where a lonely lighthouse keeper name... Read More

'Mary Queen of Scots': Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie in an Awkward Royal History Dec. 07, 2018

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Who knew that 16th-century Scotland was so very much like our own time and place? At the rather grim... Read More

The House That Jack Built Nov. 30, 2018

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Lars von Trier's blithely vile new serial-killer movie, "The House That Jack Built," made its one-da... Read More

'Suspiria': Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson in a Long, Witchy Horror Remake Oct. 26, 2018

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There's a wonderfully ghastly sequence in Luca Guadagnino's new "Suspiria" that is guaranteed a pede... Read More

'Peppermint' and 'The Nun': Jennifer Garner, Born-Again Butt-Kicker; Taissa Farmiga in Search of Scary Sep. 07, 2018

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'Peppermint' I can't think what kind of movie would merit the dumb-bunny title of this one, but it's... Read More

'Kin': Jack Reynor, Zoe Kravitz and James Franco in an Underdog Sci-Fi Feature Aug. 31, 2018

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It would be nice to see this offbeat little movie get the sequel it wants and kind of deserves. The ... Read More

'The Happytime Murders': Melissa McCarthy in a Not-So-Great Puppet Caper Aug. 24, 2018

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You'd never expect to hear even the sultriest Muppet explain an affliction from which she suffers &#... Read More