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Ad Astra

September 16, 2019 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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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The Loudest Voice: Review of Showtime’s seven-part miniseries about the late Fox News exec.

June 20, 2019 by

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There’s nothing subtle about this look at Roger Ailes. But, really, should there be?

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Toy Story 4

June 19, 2019 by

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What a way to go (out).

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Men in Black: International

June 12, 2019 by

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Oh, I dunno. There’s nothing inherently terrible about this calculated installment of what was originally an inspired treat. But there’s nothing particularly fun or exciting, either. Which leaves us kind of hanging there, suspended in, in this case, literal animation.

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