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Woke ‘Late Night’ Grabs Gold In Victimhood Olympics
3 days ago

Woke ‘Late Night’ Grabs Gold In Victimhood Olympics

Emma Thompson’s character in “Late Night,” Katherine Newbury, has held sway over the TV landscape for ages.

Think Johnny Carson, Jay Leno or David Letterman. She’s still a victim, though, …
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Humor, Scares Scarce in Anti-Trump ‘Dead Don’t Die’
6 days ago

Humor, Scares Scarce in Anti-Trump ‘Dead Don’t Die’

If deadpan comic Steven Wright appeared in “The Dead Don’t Die” he’d be the most energetic character on screen.

Director Jim Jarmusch’s attempt at a zombie comedy is that droll. …
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‘Dark Phoenix’ Offers Modest Superhero Rewards
1 week ago

‘Dark Phoenix’ Offers Modest Superhero Rewards

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is like the most expensive Netflix series ever made.

We’re not supposed to binge watch the franchise, but the films are part of a larger, surprisingly …
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Murray’s ‘Loopers’ Gives Caddies an Overdue Salute
2 weeks ago

Murray’s ‘Loopers’ Gives Caddies an Overdue Salute

“Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” is a documentary about golf caddies.

Wait! Keep reading. I swear, this movie is a lot of fun, even if you couldn’t tell a bogie …
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Agreeable ‘Rocketman’ Misses John’s Signature Spark
2 weeks ago

Agreeable ‘Rocketman’ Misses John’s Signature Spark

It’s impossible to watch “Rocketman” without comparing it to last year’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Both films cover rock gods who came of age in the 1970s. Each showcases their main character’s …
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‘King of the Monsters?’ Try 2019’s Sorriest Sequel
2 weeks ago

‘King of the Monsters?’ Try 2019’s Sorriest Sequel

It seems churlish to beat up on a Godzilla movie.

This isn’t the James Bond or Harry Potter franchise. Heck, Toho’s signature find is only slightly more respectable than the …
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De Palma’s ‘Domino’ Could Be His Worst … Ever
3 weeks ago

De Palma’s ‘Domino’ Could Be His Worst … Ever

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Brian De Palma’s “Domino” begins in Copenhagen, and for no apparent reason, in the barely-distant future of “June 10, 2020.”

An investigation between two cops, Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Lars …
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Why ‘Aladdin’ Is a Paint-By-Numbers Good Time
3 weeks ago

Why ‘Aladdin’ Is a Paint-By-Numbers Good Time

Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” is neither a train wreck nor a “Beauty and the Beast” level treat.

That’s not for lack of trying, though. Everyone involved, from the CGI artists to …
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Why the Uber-Woke ‘Booksmart’ Will Shock You
3 weeks ago

Why the Uber-Woke ‘Booksmart’ Will Shock You

The teen comedy “Booksmart” is nothing short of a miracle.

It’s not “walk on water” material, mind you. Still, it could be the wokest film in modern screen history. And …
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‘Trial by Fire’ Can’t Rally Behind Dern’s Performance
1 month ago

‘Trial by Fire’ Can’t Rally Behind Dern’s Performance

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“Trial By Fire” opens in Corsicana, Texas of 1991, where Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O’Connell) is viewed by neighbors to be acting suspiciously while fleeing his home as it burns …
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