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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ review: After the ‘Endgame,’ Spidey takes a European v
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Spider-Man’s webs, spritzed all over the five boroughs of New York City and hanging from every other lamppost, are the perfect metaphor for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The individual movies under the MCU banner need to be narratively sticky enough to ensnare a global audience, connecting the...

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ review: How one woman broadened the literary landscape
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Toni Morrison’s artistic, cultural and historical legacies are by now firmly established, which doesn’t prevent “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” from revealing them anew and setting them out in an appreciative, and appropriate, package. An eloquent nonfiction biopic that travels creatively through...

‘Leto’ review: From Russia, a love letter to ’80s rock ‘n’ roll
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“Leto,” which means “summer” in Russian, is the title of a song that gets its hooks in you early on and won’t let go. Written and performed by Soviet musician Mike Naumenko (played by singer Roman Bilyk), the tune evokes a brief, thriving season for rock ’n’ roll in early 1980s Leningrad, which...

‘Child’s Play’ review: Chucky’s back, playing well with irreverent tone, reverent ‘80s vibe and fant
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Move over, Annabelle, the original scary doll is back. Flame-haired talking toddler Chucky returns to the big screen in a reboot of "Child's Play," helmed by Norwegian horror director Lars Klevberg, and starring Gabriel Bateman as Andy, Chucky's new best friend (ironically, Bateman's sister Talitha...

‘Toy Story 4’ review: Triumph of the spork!
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In a simple stroke of do-it-yourself genius, “Toy Story 4” introduces a pip of a character made out of a spork, named Forky. He is a googly-eye startle reflex in motion. And he has been created by little Bonnie, whose fraught first day of kindergarten provides the highly relatable starting point...

‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ review: With Martin Scorsese, Bob Dylan relaxes into his rock ‘n’ roll perso
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In the summer of 1975, in the middle of recording his album “Desire,” Bob Dylan decided that he wanted to go on tour again, but that he also wanted a break. A break from the crowds, from the press scrutiny, maybe even from his own stardom. So in the fall of that year, he launched the Rolling Thunder...

‘Shaft’ review: Reboot is a bad mother
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In Hollywood, everything old is new again. As much as we whine and cry and gnash our teeth, intellectual property is king, simply because it's there, available to be rebooted, rehashed, reheated. Remember "Shaft"? How about more "Shaft," but with more hacky jokes about millennials and an incredibly...

‘Men in Black: International’ review: Is it fun? Some of it’s fun, especially when Emma Thompson and
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When you’re watching a promotional screening of a big summer picture, and the movie is more or less doing its job without really taking off, it’s instructive to listen to the audience. And then figure out if what works for them works for you.

In the matter of “Men in Black: International,” what...

‘Fall of the American Empire’ review: a Montreal caper, with a little philosophy on the side
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Was there a time, not long ago, when a smoothly operating hypocrite of a movie such as “The Fall of the American Empire” might’ve stolen the hearts of art-house audiences worldwide, even — or especially — in America?

You don’t have to look this far back, but the commercial American cinema of the...

‘Halston’ review: A crash course in a fashion designer’s rise and fall
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Art and commerce collide in "Halston," Frédéric Tcheng's gorgeous documentary about the eponymous fashion designer. The film begins with Roy Halston Frowick's contribution to Jackie Kennedy's 1961 inaugural look — that much-mimicked pillbox hat — and traces his rise through the '60s and '70s and...

‘Dark Phoenix’ review: ‘X-Men’ mutant doesn’t start the fire
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I mean, whatever with the “X-Men” movies. It’s hard to even rent an opinion on the discrete strengths and weaknesses of a franchise that has devolved to the point of “Dark Phoenix,” a lavishly brutal chore nearly as violent as the Wolverine movie “Logan,” and a movie featuring more death by impalement...

‘Rocketman’ review: Elton John, the biopic — better (by far) than ‘Bohemian
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“Rocketman” is more like it. In relation to last year’s jolly mediocrity “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which stumbled across the surface of Queen front-man Freddie Mercury’s life and music, the new Elton John biopic arrives with a similar load of biopic clichés and set-ups. Yet it moves with confidence;...

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ review: Babies and toddlers added to lovable animal mix
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The key to the appeal of “The Secret Life of Pets” is the filmmakers understand the lovable quirks and characteristics that make our furry friends who they are. In the sequel to the animated hit, “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” it's more of the same, but with babies and toddlers thrown into the mix....

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