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The Goldfinch

September 11, 2019

Goldfinch 2

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

The Kitchen 2

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

Once Upon a Time in Hollywod 2

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

Spiderman

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

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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

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What a way to go (out).

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Men in Black: International

June 12, 2019

MIB

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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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese.

June 10, 2019

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Don’t even try to get your bearings in this look back at the legendary tour Bob Dylan led across America in 1975. Scorsese, whose dazzling documentaries have looked at creativity in a pretty linear way, goes full Dylan here. As much as the iconic musician loves to play with expected norms, Scorsese not only allows that, but plays along, making us want to go ‘wow’ and ‘huh?’ at the same time.

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