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From watching a massive boat sink into the ocean to a dogfight between two airplanes, “Dunkirk”’s action sequences are stunning yet haunting.

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The plot structure is both formulaic and predictable, with battles, comic relief and help from supporting characters appearing like clockwork.

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It’s for this reason that the film “Brigsby Bear” is so honest and relatable, despite its rather unconventional circumstances.

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The film is stunning in the most human way. Both Collins and Noxon have struggled with eating disorders, and the character of Ellen was derived from real instances in Noxon’s life.

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The sheer dynamism of Nanjiani’s lead performance is convincing enough to see “The Big Sick.” Hysterically deadpan in one moment, adorably romantic the next, Nanjiani makes for a confident and admirable romantic lead.

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But for a poetic film that is deeply literary — it starts with a Virginia Woolf quote after all — its visual style is a splendor.

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Where most films of the genre trade in bloody action and bountiful shots of brawny men shouting at each other, the final chapter in the “Apes” reboot trilogy is quiet. Contemplative even.

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We don’t see the radioactive spider or Uncle Ben. Instead, we watch Peter come to grips with his dual identity and learn to listen to his most heroic instincts, a theme that audiences young and old will be able to relate to.

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“Despicable Me 3” still has some funny moments. It relies on slapstick humor for the children and 80’s references for the parents.

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It's easy to imagine that in twenty years, “Baby Driver” will be remembered as one of the movies that spawned a new generation of cinephiles.