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‘The Nightingale’ Blends Genres for Maximum Impact
2 days ago

‘The Nightingale’ Blends Genres for Maximum Impact

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In “The Nightingale,” from “The Babadook” writer/director Jennifer Kent, Clare (Aisling Franciosi) is a woman living in a brutal, predominantly male environment of 19th century Australia.

Clare is Irish, enraged …
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‘Good Boys’ Makes the Most of Pre-Teen Virtue
2 days ago

‘Good Boys’ Makes the Most of Pre-Teen Virtue

There’s an undeniable tension at the heart of “Good Boys,” Hollywood’s latest raunch-fest.

Here are three boys … boys, mind you, and they just want to act their age. In …
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‘Gwen’ Offers Slow Burn Scares with a Sly Surprise
2 days ago

‘Gwen’ Offers Slow Burn Scares with a Sly Surprise

In “Gwen,” first-time director William McGregor’s turns the scenic countryside of North Wales into something unsettling in its lush desolation.

An omnipresent fog encloses the land around the film’s eponymous …
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Here’s Why the Live-Action ‘Dora’ Destroys the Doubters
1 week ago

Here’s Why the Live-Action ‘Dora’ Destroys the Doubters

Turning animated shows into live-action movies is a terrible idea on paper.

Could any kid actor truly play Bart Simpson or Gene Belcher? Imagine the poor soul attempting to bring …
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‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Is the Lovable Romp We Needed
1 week ago

‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Is the Lovable Romp We Needed

There’s a reason Hollywood can’t quit Shia LaBeouf.

Sure, he played a part in that dispiriting “Indiana Jones” sequel and can’t keep himself out of embarrassing headlines. The 33-year-old star …
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‘Them That Follow’ Arrives with One Two Many Subplots
1 week ago

‘Them That Follow’ Arrives with One Two Many Subplots

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In the disturbing drama, “Them That Follow,” Walton Goggins plays Lemuel, a preacher who uses snakes as a pivotal part of his worship service.

An isolated community has formed around …
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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ – Loud, Dumb, Silly and Spectacular
2 weeks ago

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ – Loud, Dumb, Silly and Spectacular

Each new “Fast & Furious” entry should come with a warning label.

For maximum pleasure, please disconnect your frontal lobe. Thank you, and make sure you pick up a cool, …
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Awkwafina Owns ‘The Farewell,’ the Summer’s Best Surprise
3 weeks ago

Awkwafina Owns ‘The Farewell,’ the Summer’s Best Surprise

Some stars shine brighter in limited light.

Is anyone clamoring to see Charlie Day as a leading man?

Even the Minions, those yellow pranksters from the “Despicable Me” franchise, fizzled …
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‘Always Be My Maybe’ Hits a New Rom-Com Low
4 weeks ago

‘Always Be My Maybe’ Hits a New Rom-Com Low

On-screen chemistry is the elixir Hollywood would kill to reproduce.

Bogie and Bacall. Roberts and Gere. Hanks and Ryan. It comes along once every generation, sometimes less, but the results …
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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ – Trouble in MCU-ville
2 months ago

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ – Trouble in MCU-ville

Where have you gone, analog Spider-Man?

You know the guy. Worked as a photographer, got chewed out by his crusty boss but loved the girl named MJ with all his …
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