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Why ‘Beverly Luff Linn’ Just Isn’t Insane Enough
17 hours ago

Why ‘Beverly Luff Linn’ Just Isn’t Insane Enough

Confession time. This critic loathed “The Greasy Strangler” before he loved it.

Director Jim Hosking’s 2016 oddity threw every awkward moment possible at audiences. You either hit “stop” on your …
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HiT Review: ‘First Man,’ ‘Goosebumps 2’
6 days ago

HiT Review: ‘First Man,’ ‘Goosebumps 2’

Damien Chazelle is three for three.

That can be fuzzy in baseball terms, since it can mean three bunt singles or three home runs.

The director of “Whiplash” and “La …
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‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ Captures Family at Its Finest
1 week ago

‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ Captures Family at Its Finest

By  •  Reviews, Movies

We love movies about pets, be it “Old Yeller” or “Marley & Me.”

Honestly, this is pretty weird.

The pet story is one of the few new kind of tales told …
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Why ‘Gosnell’ Could Rock Hollywood, Abortion Debate
1 week ago

Why ‘Gosnell’ Could Rock Hollywood, Abortion Debate

“Gosnell” works on so many levels it’s hard to count them all.

The film tackles one of the most emotional subjects in our culture – abortion – with grace and …
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Why ‘Hold the Dark’ Makes So Little Sense
1 week ago

Why ‘Hold the Dark’ Makes So Little Sense

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It usually becomes clear you’re watching an awful film well before the credits roll.

Often, it strikes you within the first few minutes. In those cases you can either embrace …
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‘Venom’ Brings Superhero Hot Streak to a Halt
2 weeks ago

‘Venom’ Brings Superhero Hot Streak to a Halt

When a Marvel movie’s Stan Lee cameo is its highlight you know you’re in trouble.

“Venom” reimagines the Topher Grace villain from “Spider-Man 3” for a new generation weaned on …
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‘Star Is Born’ Is One-Third an Instant Classic
2 weeks ago

‘Star Is Born’ Is One-Third an Instant Classic

Believe the hype over “A Star Is Born” – with a large asterisk attached.

Lady Gaga may snare a Best Actress Oscar for her first starring role. She’ll likely do …
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Clunky ‘Night School’ Offers Conservative Balm
3 weeks ago

Clunky ‘Night School’ Offers Conservative Balm

Kevin Hart’s positive social media vibes are seeping into his feature films.

Hart’s production company is behind “Night School,” an occasionally funny comedy with a serious message to deliver.

Don’t …
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‘House with a Clock in Its Walls’ Flirts with Excellence
4 weeks ago

‘House with a Clock in Its Walls’ Flirts with Excellence

Eli Roth might be the last director you’d pick to adapt John Bellairs’ “The House with a Clock in Its Walls.”

The man who gave us “Hostel,” “The Green Inferno” …
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Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ – Fake News on Steroids
4 weeks ago

Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ – Fake News on Steroids

Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” is a 129-minute call to shake the broken United States like an Etch-a-Sketch and start anew.

Where to start, Moore demands? Stop Hitler 2.0, better known …
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