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The Rider

4/13/2018
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“The Rider” has an unerring feel for its subject, a young cowboy struggling against his fate in the American West. That’s all the more remarkable because this beautiful film was written and directed by Chloé Zhao, a Chinese woman born in Beijing.

Duration:00:03:42

A Quiet Place

4/6/2018
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“A Quiet Place” is exactly 90 minutes long, or short. It may not make the masterpiece cut, but this little horror thriller is enormously entertaining, because it’s organized around a terrific idea—the necessity of absolute silence.

Duration:00:03:37

Ready Player One

3/30/2018
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This new film is impressive, and technically cool, but also emotionally cool. There’s a fundamental mismatch between artist and material.

Duration:00:03:33

Isle of Dogs

3/23/2018
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“Isle of Dogs” is clever, funny, startlingly beautiful, politically acute and surprisingly heartfelt.

Duration:00:03:39

The Death Of Stalin

3/9/2018
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All the same, “The Death of Stalin” gets off lots of clever jokes—finding a doctor for the comatose Stalin is hard because all the good ones are in the gulag. And it gets at political and historical truths on its own terms. Power doesn’t have to corrupt, the film suggests; many come to it pre-corrupted, as well as ignorant, fatuous and heedless.

Duration:00:03:45

Red Sparrow

3/2/2018
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It’s the sort of tossed-off magic that Jennifer Lawrence has worked so often in the past, and that I hope she will work again.

Duration:00:03:27

Annihilation

2/23/2018
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“Annihilation” is new. It wants us to think, and feel, while we’re having fun.

Duration:00:03:46

A Fantastic Woman

2/2/2018
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Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” is Chile’s entry for this year’s foreign-language Oscar.

Duration:00:07:31

Hostiles

1/19/2018
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A story of redemption that will stand the test of time.

Duration:00:03:25

Paddington 2

1/12/2018
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When the little guy with the floppy red hat and a fondness for orange marmalade first appeared on the feature screen three years ago this month, he seemed like a gift from the movie gods in a traditionally lean season. Now he and his creators have outdone themselves. One lovely sequence finds Paddington inside the London of an antique pop-up book, but lovely sequences keep popping up with remarkable frequency.

Duration:00:07:32

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

12/28/2017
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Annette Bening can tell you everything you need to know about her character in a single unfolding scene. It’s always rewarding to see her in action, even though her latest movie, “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool,” doesn’t measure up to her performance.

Duration:00:03:42

The Post

12/22/2017
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The most important movie opening this holiday season is The Post.

Duration:00:07:08

The Last Jedi

12/15/2017
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The Last Jedi starts where The Force Awakens left off. The rebels are in full retreat, and Rey has discovered Luke Skywalker as a monkish hermit on a faraway island of a really faraway planet. The question is what comes next...

Duration:00:03:48

I, Tonya

12/8/2017
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Impressive in its own right, the movie I, Tonya is also a cure for all those feel-good films about innately noble athletes who manage to triumph over impossible odds.

Duration:00:03:50

The Shape of Water

12/1/2017
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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water is a flow of sumptuous images set to music, a flood tide of feelings with a mythic undertow..

Duration:00:03:47

Justice League

11/17/2017
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This new film is a crowd-pleaser only if you're part of a comics-obsessed crowd.

Duration:00:03:39

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

11/10/2017
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is darkly comic, blazingly profane, flat-out hilarious and often violent, not to mention flippant, tender, poetic and profound.

Duration:00:03:39

Lady Bird

11/3/2017
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Greta Gerwig is one of the pre-eminent actors of our time, and fine actors often make good directors. And she's no stranger to the art of the screenplay.

Duration:00:03:23

Suburbicon; Novitiate

10/27/2017
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Joe's got two movies this week, one good and one really, really bad...

Duration:00:03:45

Faces Places

10/20/2017
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There's never been a film quite like this one.

Duration:00:03:33

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