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Joker

October 2, 2019

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Todd Phillips’ take on the iconic Batman nemesis has a lot on its mind. Too bad it blasts it all so relentlessly almost none of it leaves a lasting mark.

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The Irishman

September 29, 2019

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Scorsese’s mob epic demands and commands. Confident enough to play with traditional storytelling as well as cutting edge technology, this is thrilling work from artists at their prime.

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Judy

September 25, 2019

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This decent enough bio-pic really only sings thanks to Renee Zellweger’s terrific performance.

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Ad Astra

September 16, 2019

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While this stellar space odyssey delivers the cool, what gives it fuel is its heat. There’s a lot of both and still, at times, not enough of either.

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The Goldfinch

September 11, 2019

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Even at a lengthy two and a half hour running time, we’re left hanging. And don’t even get me started on that rushed, incomprehensible third act.

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The Kitchen

August 8, 2019

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This is a kind of crazy movie. My kind of crazy movie.

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After the Wedding

August 7, 2019

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This high melodrama proves what good actors can bring to a production that otherwise falls flat.

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Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

July 23, 2019

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Quentin Tarentino’s combustible fairy tale is blissfully entertaining. It also reveals a new perspective from the already legendary filmmaker.

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The Lion King

July 11, 2019

The Lion King

A true visual accomplishment, what really makes this one roar, when it does, are its very human stars.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

June 28, 2019

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Fun. Remember fun? Thankfully, the MCU does and serves it up big time for us in this new chapter, one designed not just to entertain, but to make the transition into the new generation.

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