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'Spider-Verse' is perfect holiday family fun.

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'Roma' is a stunning tour de force from a craftsman operating at the absolute peak of his game.

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Though excellently acted, 'The Favourite' is bleak with some pacing problems.

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This steampunk adventure based on a YA series likely to bore moviegoers and disappoint fans of source material.

‘Mortal Engines’ runs out of steam
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Sweden's official entry into the upcoming Oscar race 'The Guilty' takes hard look at heroism in tense, subtle thriller.

‘The Guilty’ a minimalist masterclass in tension
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‘Spider-Verse’ is perfect holiday family fun.

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‘Roma’ is a stunning tour de force from a craftsman operating at the absolute peak of his game.

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Though excellently acted, ‘The Favourite’ is bleak with some pacing problems.

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This steampunk adventure based on a YA series likely to bore moviegoers and disappoint fans of source material.

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Sweden’s official entry into the upcoming Oscar race ‘The Guilty’ takes hard look at heroism in tense, subtle thriller.

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‘Green Book’ has chemistry but could go deeper

by Kate Walz November 21, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Green Book’ is an enjoyable film with solid acting, but it brings up a lot of big questions it doesn’t bother to answer.

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No Clickbait with ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

by Christian Ramos November 21, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’, Disney’s first sequel in nearly two decades, is full of nostalgia, tech-savvy surprises, and heart.

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Has Magical Mediocrity

by Christian Ramos November 15, 2018 Print Reviews

Despite the presence of several fun new characters, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is a low point in J.K. Rowling’s ever-expanding Wizarding World franchise.

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Beware: ‘Instant Family’ just might give you feels

by Kate Walz November 15, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Instant Family,’ written and directed by Sean Anders, is full of movie tropes I hate, but the thread of truth in the movie makes it a bit more entertaining.

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‘A Private War’ an Emotional Endurance Test

by Warren Cantrell November 15, 2018 Print Reviews

‘A Private War’ successfully details the human cost of conflict on those that engage in it, but also amongst those along the fringes.

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‘Boy Erased’ finds compassion after conversion therapy

by Kate Walz November 15, 2018 Print Reviews

The charm and power in Boy Erased, written and directed by Joel Edgerton and based on Garrard Conley’s memoir, comes from the hesitations. The movie shows the tentativeness and caution it takes to reach for human connection when your culture tell you it’s sick, and the bravery it takes to hope for reciprocity in those moments – whether romantic or otherwise.

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Mixed Results in ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’

by Christian Ramos November 9, 2018 Print Reviews

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ offers mixed results and showcases more touching view of Lisbeth Salander and her dark and complex past.

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‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ is Stink, Stank, Stunk!

by Christian Ramos November 8, 2018 Print Reviews
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Another adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic ‘The Grinch’ fails to warm up the holidays for the family, opting instead to coast on the good nature of its fan base.

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‘Wildlife’ Lays Low & Stays Hidden

by Warren Cantrell November 8, 2018 Print Reviews

A micro-exploration of a family’s disintegration, Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ is a study in love, regret, and the all-too-rapid advance from adolescence into adulthood. It also gets the dreaded Swiss Fist rating: complete neutrality.

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Empty Shells in ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’

by Christian Ramos November 1, 2018 Print Reviews

New for the holidays, ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is another Disney live-action movie that’s a hollow shell of something better to be told.

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