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Stillwater

July 27, 2021

This Stillwater does, indeed, run deep. What initially appears to be a dramatic love story inspired by recent history is far more ambitious and complex. And revealing in ways we may not expect or even feel particularly good about.

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Pig

July 13, 2021

This is not a movie for everybody. But it sure is a movie for me.

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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

July 13, 2021

Has anyone ever been as charismatic as Anthony Bourdain? The working chef erudite, seemingly lover of life brought us along on his cultural and culinary travels with what we thought was a special intimacy.

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Black Widow

June 30, 2021

Out Bonding Bond, this solo superhero flick is no Wonder Woman.

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The Boss Baby: Family Business

June 30, 2021

Don’t complain if someone in your family wants to watch this. Because this sequel truly is aimed for family business, bright and kid-friendly, but with enough meta jokes and classic rock songs to make it work for all ages.

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12 Mighty Orphans

June 16, 2021

There’s no fancy footwork here, unless you count the plays on the field, but, like the underdog football players it portrays, this little movie wins us over with old fashioned grit and heart.

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In the Heights

June 11, 2021

Surprisingly, Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award winning musical hits even deeper, debuting as it is, after this past year.

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Queen Bees

June 9, 2021

This is a movie that’s far more effective than its buzz. Because if this picture does anything (and yes, it does), it proves good, experienced actors can elevate even the most ordinary of scripts.

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Cruella

May 25, 2021

This is not your kid’s Cruella. And that is a very good thing.

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Halston

May 14, 2021

Ewan McGregor does not look like Halston. But, thanks to his terrific performance here, I swear there were times when I thought he did.

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