Film

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“Smurfs: The Lost Village” is not terrible. It’s only bad.

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There is no Passover version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “A Christmas Story,” but there is potential.

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“Going in Style” rises just above its generic roots to become a charming enough comedy that likely won’t be remembered by many by the end of the year.

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Telling the stories of the righteous sheds a little light onto the darkness of tragedy.

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Despite Stewart’s strength as an actress and Assayas’s clear understanding of plot and character mechanics, “Personal Shopper” is, well, a bit of a slog to get through.

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“The Discovery” raises interesting questions about bioethics and metaphysics, but the film exists purely as a means to that end.

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It begs to be taken seriously but never once asks a question or makes a statement that hasn’t been made by every other two-bit sci-fi flick of the last twenty years.

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I’ve fallen in love with my hometown by watching movies in, around and about it.

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If Lucille Bluth from “Arrested Development” was given a feature film, and the writers not only ignored that she’s a fundamentally domineering, narcissistic alcoholic of a character, but actively glorified those qualities while stripping her of most of the wit that made her funny, it would look something like “The Last Word.”

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Movies like “Wilson” are movies that need to stop being made.