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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ isn’t so much good, but rather good enough, sacrificing character work and dialogue for kick-ass action set pieces.

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Even with reshoots, an extra 2 hours, and a mulligan budget rumored to be in the $80 million dollar range, this film is undeniably, irredeemably awful.

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A gory revenge flick with heart, this small, manic comedy sports laughs, gasps, and sentimental hand clasps in equal measure.

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Although ‘Coming 2 America’ has its heart is in the right place, the sum total is little more than a PG-13 rehash of older, better material.

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Far from perfect, ‘Keep an Eye Out’ gets as close to a complete, fulfilling cinematic experience as one might ever hope for from Quentin Dupieux.

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‘French Exit’ is less of a film and more of a collage of character quirks mashed together into something resembling a coherent narrative.

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‘The Father’ is superb, and gives a voice and a face to an affliction that is too often limited to those suffering on the periphery of it.

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‘Nomadland’ is a stunning character study incorporating meditations on aging, legacy, industrialization, and the vanishing American middle class.

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‘Savage State’ is narratively vacant, historically nonsensical, and emotionally barren. Skip it.

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A gritty meditation on class, globalization, family, and destiny, ‘The White Tiger’ is the story of one man’s struggle with his destiny.

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‘Promising Young Woman’ is an exploration of sexual assault and accountability in a post-#MeToo era aware of the present yet largely foggy on the past.

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‘Greenland’ is an emotional, prescient suspense drama that’s got no right being as good as it is.

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Anchored by a career-best performance by Mikkelsen and a thoughtful script that understands its characters, ‘Another Round’ is black comedy at its best.

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‘Sound of Metal’ is an outstanding film that explores not just the struggle of addiction, but the addiction of struggle.

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There’s more good than bad in ‘The Dark and the Wicked,’ and a lot of heart behind the effort.

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