Reviews

The filmmakers didn’t set out to make a bad film. Yet despite the best efforts of everyone involved, The Book of Henry falls far short of the goal.

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For those of you who love great acting, original plots, and engaging, interesting characters, you’re going to want to avoid this generic action flick.

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The Mummy is ultimately a wasted opportunity to do something fresh and original with these characters. If the idea is to build a franchise around it, they’re off to a regrettably awkward start.

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A tender coming of age tale stocked with a few poignant surprises, the Italian comedy, Feather (Italian: ‘Piuma’), will inevitably draw comparisons to like-minded pictures such as Juno or Knocked Up.

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It Comes at Night isn’t a game changer of a horror film, but it’s a decent enough horror film that at times threatens to be great. While that promise feels lacking in the end, it’s a rare unsettling end of the world thriller that does exactly what it is supposed to do. It forces you to think.

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This feels like the movie Sam Elliott has been waiting his whole life to make, which, if true, worked out well for the guy. He’s never been better.

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The dark-comedy Going to Brazil follows the misadventures of a group of female friends during pre-wedding celebrations. It side-steps softer, more light-hearted comparisons like The Hangover or Bachelor Party, and improving on darker one-dimensional examples like Very Bad Things or Stag.

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‘Wonder Woman’ is good but not for the reasons you think it is.

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When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down.

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Whisky Galore! isn’t bad — there’s just not a lot going on in the movie outside of the surface-level story about a good-natured whisky theft.

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey is the story of the eponymous climbing legend, Beckey, who has been making history and inspiring climbers since the late 1930s.

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‘XX,’ new on Blu-ray, is a horror anthology that offers unfulfilling tales and no true scares.

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A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who inspired the film Rocky.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may be predictable, and the good parts of this movie mere shadows of the best parts of the first flick, but dammit if I didn’t have fun.

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What happens when sports fail to bridge a cultural gap? That’s the question director Maya Zinshtein asks with her insightful and crushing documentary, Forever Pure, a powerful look at the intersection of 21st century race, politics, class, mob rule, and sports.

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