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3 days ago
I can count on one hand the number of movies like “Long Shot,” part of the rare genre I’d love to see more of: the brainy romantic comedy. This part political satire / part odd couple flirt fest is a sharp and layered comedy that will especi... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
As with most animated films from LAIKA Animation Studios, “Missing Link” is a smarter-than-your-average cinematic cartoon dump. This sweet tale of friendship and adventure delivers the quality audiences have come to expect, but may prove borin... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
The grossly misguided “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” is a partly fictionalized account of notorious murderer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron), a man who became famous in the 1980s for committing a multitude of heinous crimes against women.... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
While it’s not quite the high school cinematic epiphany you’ve been led to believe, “Booksmart” puts a fresh new spin on the coming-of-age comedy. It’s smart, energetic, and delivers a twist on the typical randy teenage movie by flipping... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Neither contrived sentimentality nor a prevailing corniness can cast a shadow on “The Sun is Also a Star,” the big screen adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s best selling young adult novel about two teenagers who fall for each other after one magica... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
“Ugly Dolls” is a film that has its heart in the right place, but the execution is disastrous. How ironic that a film intended to celebrate our differences is so bland and poorly animated that it, too, becomes a forgettable face in the crowd.... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Poms (2019)

Poms (2019)

5 / 10
How refreshing it is to see Hollywood start to embrace retirees both onscreen and off! The trend caught on with last year’s “Book Club” and “Finding Your Feet” and continues with “Poms,” a sweet little dramedy that reminds everyone t... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
The third installment in the “John Wick” franchise, “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” is a near perfect action movie. The story may not be as strong as it could be, but none of that will matter to fans looking for a fist-pumping thrill. It’s th... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
I was a bit too old to become obsessed with the Pokémon craze that swept the country in the mid-90s, so the wonderfully bizarre “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” is not a film expressly made for someone like me. While I am in no position to speak... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
With a funny women-driven premise and talented comedic cast, everything about the Netflix original film “Wine Country” would seem destined to be a slam dunk. The idea of “Sideways” meets “Bridesmaids” must’ve sounded great on paper,... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
We need to talk about Thor. Let me back up for a second and explain. I love superhero movies. Marvel is by far my favorite cinematic universe. “Avengers: Infinity War” was on my Top 10 Best Films of the Year list. It pains me to say it, but ... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
“The Dirt” knows its audience and plays to it. Based on the bestselling autobiography from the legendary band Mötley Crüe, the film tells the story of four misfits who rise to stardom through a combination of sex, drugs, talent, and outrageo... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
When you hear that DC Comics is bringing yet another superhero to the big screen, the news likely follows with a groan of both exhaustion and presumed mediocrity. I will admit this was my initial reaction to “Shazam,” a character that few outs... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
I get the feeling that “The Beach Bum” is exactly what it would be like to spend a few days hanging out with actor Matthew McConaughey. When he isn’t shirtless playing the bongos while smoking premium weed, he’s wearing women’s clothing... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
In the first female-led entry in the successful Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), “Captain Marvel” is a bit like its titular character: confident yet flawed. The gender politics are strong in this one, but that’s not the reason it left me dis... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Since “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is not only the third installment in the “Dragon” film series but is also meant to be the last hurrah, you’d think it would be destined to become a lazy, apathetic sequel. While the majo... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
The worst part of “Happy Death Day 2U,” the dull yet outlandish sequel to 2017’s “Happy Death Day,” is that it’s not really fun. Instead of delivering the straight-up slasher flick most will be expecting, this movie struggles to find a... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
It’s time to make the Liam Neeson revenge thriller its own cinematic genre. “Cold Pursuit,” a wacky, strange opus of vengeful violence has little reason for existing — unless you delight in seeing Neeson do some good old fashioned killin... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
“Isn’t It Romantic” is one of those ‘what it could’ve been,’ self-aware satirical movies. At some point, it becomes the very thing it’s trying to mock, apparently attempting to poke fun at rom-com conventions by copying their own abs... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Although “Velvet Buzzsaw” has a crackerjack premise and one heck of a cinematic pedigree (from writer / director Dan Gilroy), it fails miserably. It is an irritating satire of a film that thinks is far more clever than it actually is, and it b... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
I truly believe there’s a great movie just waiting to jump out of “Alita: Battle Angel,” the cyberpunk action film based on Yukito Kishiro’s popular cult manga series. But it’s just not there yet. While the film feels as though it’s ma... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
When it comes to “What Men Want,” you’ve seen most (if not all) of it before. This gender-swapping comedy, loosely inspired by the Nancy Meyers’ 2000 movie “What Women Want,” flips the script so this time it’s a powerful businesswoma... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
The timeless legend of King Arthur is repurposed for a new generation in “The Kid Who Would Be King,” a rapid-paced, old-fashioned, throwback quest story that’s great for kids as well as adults. The film recalls the heyday of the PG-appropri... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
“Serenity” is a train wreck of a movie that’s not without its own unique charms. It’s wildly ridiculous but the bonkers absurdity is what makes it so riveting. You’ve probably never seen anything quite like this, a movie I can only descr... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
The fear of aging can sometimes feel crippling, but for Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow), getting old means getting prepared for an uncertain future. Ed is a self-proclaimed “prepper” who spends his days chatting online with fellow doomsdayers and st... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Ho-hum. That was my reaction to “Fighting With My Family,” a run-of-the-mill sports story that feels more like an extended ad for the WWE than the warm-hearted project it strives to be. The film is based on the true story of female wrestler P... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
The tenderly funny yet sad bromance dramedy “Paddleton” gives a decidedly male perspective on friendship, mortality, and morality. This strange little movie about two misfit neighbors who embark on an emotional journey when one of them is diag... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
A barn and a breakup bring a struggling artist to Norway in “The Sunlit Night,” a draggy, slow moving mess based on the novel by Rebecca Dinerstein. The book doesn’t translate well on film and, as is the case with many book to screen adaptat... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
The theme of isolation may make for a good story, but it also makes for a dreadfully boring movie. So is the problem with “The Sharks,” a coming-of-age story that is too quiet for its own good. Comprised mostly of filler like long, pensive sta... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Survival thriller meets creature feature in the bare-bones “Sweetheart,” director J.D. Dillard‘s follow-up to 2016’s mind-bending “Sleight.” This is a female-driven genre film with an unlikely hero, and it feels like a hybrid of “Clo... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
In 1926, Sister Aimee Semple McPherson (Anna Margaret Hollyman) was America’s most famous evangelist. Some believed she was a messenger of God, others a fraud. But when she vanished one day in plain sight, it caused quite a stir among her follow... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Growing up sucks, especially when you’re in your thirties. Just ask polar opposite sisters Rachel (Hannah Pearl Utt) and Jackie (Jen Tullock), two siblings living with their eccentric playwright father (Mandy Patinkin) above a small theater spac... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Sometimes a film can be a mess story-wise but is so well made and has something so interesting to say that it would be a crime not to applaud the effort. That is the case with “Paradise Hills,” the ambitious feature film directorial debut from... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
“Corporate Animals” falls into the category of one of the worst cinematic offenders of all: the unfunny comedy. This movie is not even mildly amusing nor entertaining, and nothing about it works. It becomes evident just two minutes in, as the... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
A talented filmmaker will often find they have no need for huge budgets or splashy special effects, and writer / director Paul Harrill‘s intensely gorgeous feature “Light From Light” demonstrates that even the smallest of stories can have a... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Just as the wildly original “Anna and the Apocalypse” created its own holiday / musical branch of the zombie genre, “Little Monsters” forges a path into the new sector of the feel good movie about the undead. This unrestrained, hilarious e... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
At the risk of sounding cold hearted, the delicate, quiet little film “Photograph” fails to pack enough emotional punch to work as a successful love story. The film, written and directed by Ritesh Batra (“The Lunchbox”), is comprised of hi... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
I’m far from a prude, but the big “twist” in “The Death of Dick Long” proved too much for me to take. It’s not the actual cause of Dick’s death that bothered me, it’s that the film went too far by taking the dramatic route instead... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
Brutal. Painful. Angry. Unforgiving. Yes, writer / director Jennifer Kent‘s “The Nightingale” is all of these things. The story of a young Irish convict in Tasmania in the 1820s takes the classic revenge thriller and puts a powerful femi... Read the full review »
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3 days ago
As a strong believer in the separation of church and state, I’ve had a personal history with The Satanic Temple (TST), an organization that, despite its intimidating name, has absolutely nothing to do with worshiping the devil. TST is a nontheis... Read the full review »