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Trolls Band Together

DreamWorks’ threequel subjects us to an endless string of boy band puns and no shortage of medleys comprised of new covers of familiar pop songs.

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Reviewed November 15, 2023

Trolls Band Together

Next Goal Wins

This mediocre standard team sports comedy marks a big step back for its Oscar-winning writer-director Taika Waititi.

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Reviewed November 13, 2023

Next Goal Wins

The Holdovers

“The Holdovers” is the kind of movie that sweeps you up in its world, holds you captive, and remains in your thoughts for weeks to come.

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Reviewed November 9, 2023

The Holdovers

Five Nights at Freddy’s

There isn’t much issue to take with this okay kid-friendly thriller, whose reactions will be shaped as much by the video games as what’s onscreen.

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Reviewed October 26, 2023

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Barbie

The average person would reasonably expect a Barbie movie to be superficial escapism, but that is absolutely not the kind of comedy that interests indie-seasoned writer-director Greta Gerwig and her partner/co-writer Noah Baumbach.

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Reviewed October 25, 2023

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorsese’s latest requires patience, a formidable bladder, a substantial attention span, an eye for detail, and the ability to think critically. If you can supply those, you will greatly appreciate the best film to have been released this nearly half-done decade.

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Reviewed October 18, 2023

Killers of the Flower Moon

Totally Killer

Time travel is one of fiction’s great devices and has inspired so many creative and entertaining movies. This isn’t one of them.

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Reviewed October 5, 2023

Totally Killer

The Exorcist: Believer

With a handful of jump scares and an assortment of body horror, The Exorcist: Believer doesn’t unearth anything wholly new or revolutionary, but it should still manage to satisfy if not impress all but the most jaded of horror junkies.

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Reviewed October 4, 2023

The Exorcist: Believer

Flora and Son

The latest music-filled tale from Ireland’s John Carney (“Once”, “Sing Street”) might very well be his best film yet.

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Reviewed September 29, 2023

Flora and Son

Dumb Money

Dumb Money has enough substance and style to make it impossible to ignore, but also difficult to love.

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Reviewed September 21, 2023

Dumb Money

Strays

It remains to be seen how much the audiences for gross-out comedy and talking dogs overlap, but “Strays” provides a decent amount of laughs with the right expectations.

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Reviewed August 17, 2023

Strays

Theater Camp

Instead of aiming for mass appeal, “Theater Camp” digs deep into its subject matter, ending up with a film that its target audience will absolutely love but is unlikely to impress anyone without some kind of stage or backstage experience.

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Reviewed August 1, 2023

Theater Camp

Haunted Mansion (2023)

The laughs outnumber the thrills, but that’s in line with the Disney ride and in 2023 it’s simply nice to encounter characters and a story you don’t already know from a better animated movie made decades ago.

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Reviewed July 28, 2023

Haunted Mansion (2023)

Oppenheimer

With this ambitious, gripping epic, Christopher Nolan finds plenty of ways to breathe vitality into what could easily be a stage play.

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Reviewed July 20, 2023

Oppenheimer

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

The “Attack of the Clones” to “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”‘s “Phantom Menace”, Indiana Jones’ underwhelming send-off’s greatest effect may be in making the public reassess the hero’s widely-loathed prior outing.

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Reviewed June 29, 2023

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

No Hard Feelings

It’s hard to believe that Jennifer Lawrence, a leading lady upgrade from Cameron Diaz in every way imaginable, could somehow end up in a far less entertaining version of “Bad Teacher“, but that’s what happens here.

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Reviewed June 21, 2023

No Hard Feelings

Asteroid City

Although it looks like Wes Anderson at his most Wes Andersoniest, “Asteroid City” is an improvement over the director’s last two efforts, which by default makes it his best live-action film in over a decade.

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Reviewed June 16, 2023

Asteroid City

The Flash

Fun, imaginative, and only somewhat derivative, “The Flash” is the most enjoyable movie from DC since Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy wrapped up.

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Reviewed June 16, 2023

The Flash

Elemental

Pixar’s history of excellence urges us to judge them harshly, but “Elemental” gives us much of the weakest writing to ever bear the animation studio’s name.

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Reviewed June 15, 2023

Elemental

The Boogeyman

To the pile of Stephen King adaptations that have fallen flat in translation, we can add “The Boogeyman“, a limp curiosity that no one will be talking about within a couple of weeks.

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Reviewed June 15, 2023

The Boogeyman