Film

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What could have been a thought-provoking psychological horror story about the effects of grief is instead watered down into a boring, derivative flick fueled by thoughtless jump scares and a script that mistakes repetitive dialogue for thematic heft and character development.

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One of the film’s greatest triumphs is its ability to portray even the darkest parts of the world with beauty and joy.

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The Oscars may have ignored this quiet masterpiece, but the rest of the world should give “Beach Rats” the applause it deserves.

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is the latest in the recent trend of movies that bathe themselves in nihilism to the point of becoming a joke. “Three Billboards” is one of those movies.

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In this installment of Irreconcilable Differences, two writers hash out their distaste for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” while another lauds the rewards of its risks.

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The fact that the dog is the highlight of the film goes to show the mediocrity of “Please Stand By.”

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By the time we’ve fallen back into the well-worn plot of another resistance group (of course) helping our heroes take the down the big bad corporation (of course) who has secretly been monitoring their entire lives (of course) for the greater good (of course) because they’re special (of course), there’s not much anyone could have done to save it.

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It makes perfect sense for David Wain, one of the masterminds behind “Wet Hot American Summer,” to direct a biographical film behind one of the great figures of modern comedy.

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We need feminist westerns but this film can feel like the filmed version of a think piece or like homework.

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‘Foxtrot’ is a devastating tragedy in three acts.