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‘Mortal Engines’ (Mostly) Delivers What We Need
3 days ago

‘Mortal Engines’ (Mostly) Delivers What We Need

Well, you wanted something original, right?

Only the latest dystopian yarn, “Mortal Engines,” can’t help but pilfer in the third act. Let’s give the filmmakers points for good taste. The …
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Doc Reveals What Makes ‘Meow Wolf’ Magical
3 weeks ago

Doc Reveals What Makes ‘Meow Wolf’ Magical

The answer is in the film. What is Meow Wolf?

“Meow Wolf: The Origin Story” takes you on the journey to what it is today. It started as a collective …
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The One Reason ‘Creed II’ Cruelly Disappoints
4 weeks ago

The One Reason ‘Creed II’ Cruelly Disappoints

“Creed” was a revelation. “Creed II” is … a sequel.

That’s not the worst thing you could say about a “Rocky” film. Remember “Rocky V?” No? That’s for the best.


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Russell Rocks Red Suit in ‘Christmas Chronicles’
4 weeks ago

Russell Rocks Red Suit in ‘Christmas Chronicles’

Who knew Snake Plissken would make a killer St. Nick?

Kurt Russell’s take on Santa Claus – don’t call him fat! – is the best part of Netflix’s “The Christmas …
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Why ‘Wildlife’ Is Half a Breakthrough for Dano
1 month ago

Why ‘Wildlife’ Is Half a Breakthrough for Dano

By  •  Reviews, Movies

When we meet the Brinson family in “Wildlife,” Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) are sharing a tender moment.

Their only son, Joe (Ed Oxenbould) watches his parents, visibly …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Widows,’ ‘Instant Family’
1 month ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Widows,’ ‘Instant Family’

“Widows” offers a few sit-up-straight moments long before the film’s plot kicks in.

You look at the cast (Viola Davis! Robert Duvall! Daniel Kaluuya!) and you wonder how they got …
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‘Front Runner’ Savages Media, Hart’s Hefty Ego
1 month ago

‘Front Runner’ Savages Media, Hart’s Hefty Ego

“The Front Runner” makes its closing argument early and spends the rest of the movie embellishing it.

Journalists shouldn’t dig through a politician’s trash to uncover the worst elements of …
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‘Overlord’ Bores Before the Dead Awake
1 month ago

‘Overlord’ Bores Before the Dead Awake

There’s nothing wrong with making genre fans wait for the good stuff.

“The Descent” told a cave exploring yarn long before the sightless monsters entered the frame. It was more …
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Who Needs a Kinder, Gentler ‘Grinch?’
1 month ago

Who Needs a Kinder, Gentler ‘Grinch?’

You’re a somewhat surly but ultimately misunderstood one, Mr. Grinch.

Doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

The new, hardly improved “Grinch” sure looks pretty, but that’s not …
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‘Bodied’ Knocks Identity Politics Out Cold
1 month ago

‘Bodied’ Knocks Identity Politics Out Cold

No film has captured the insanity of identity politics better than “Bodied.”

Sure, “How Jack Became Black” shreds the trend from a sober, and very personal, perspective. “Bodied” does it …
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