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Marshall

10/13/2017
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Marshall is a movie that surprises at every turn.

Duration: 00:03:38


Blade Runner 2049

10/6/2017
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The gift of life is explored in this sequel starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

Duration: 00:03:27


Wormwood

9/8/2017
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Errol Morris's enthralling Wormwood, a six-part, 258-minute miniseries produced by Netflix, debuts in December.

Duration: 00:03:42


Step

8/4/2017
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Step is a stirring documentary about a female step-dancing team in an inner-city high school.

Duration: 00:04:06


Detroit

7/28/2017
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Detroit is Kathryn Bigelow’s incendiary evocation of the riots that convulsed the Motor City 50 years ago this week.

Duration: 00:03:43


Dunkirk

7/21/2017
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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is an astonishing evocation of a crucial event during the first year of World War II. It’s something new in the annals of war films — an intimate epic.

Duration: 00:04:01


War for the Planet of the Apes

7/14/2017
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If you listened to War for the Planet of the Apes with your eyes closed, the music alone would let you know you were in the presence of a grand adventure.

Duration: 00:03:47


Spider-Man: Homecoming

7/7/2017
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Spider-Man: Homecoming is delightfully smart, genially aware of itself and terrifically likeable. Only now is this series coming of age.

Duration: 00:03:56


Baby Driver

6/30/2017
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Baby Driver is a time-capsule testament to the primacy of music and movement in contemporary life; the beat is both the medium and the message.

Duration: 00:07:09


The Big Sick

6/23/2017
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Maybe the title of The Big Sick could be improved, but everything else conspires to make this romantic comedy a cockeyed classic. It's hilariously hyperverbal, yet wonderfully heartfelt.

Duration: 00:03:36


Cars 3

6/16/2017
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Cars 3 is about Lightning McQueen. This time the hotshot is a faded champion who yearns to win one more race. He's an intriguing hero for young audiences, a living legend and incipient geezer struggling to compete against a new breed of race cars.

Duration: 00:03:29


The Mummy

6/9/2017
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"The Mummy" goes beyond defying comprehension. It's truly incomprehensible, and I have some questions about it.

Duration: 00:03:38


Wonder Woman

6/2/2017
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Wonder Woman puts the super back in movie heroism, and the Woman herself, as played by Gal Gadot, is the dazzling embodiment of female empowerment.

Duration: 00:03:27


Alien: Covenant

5/19/2017
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The action sequences of Alien: Covenant give satisfaction, and the supersmart, superambitious android element provides ample food for thought and plenty of cause for worry, given what machine-learning already is and soon it soon will be.

Duration: 00:03:23


Risk

5/5/2017
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A new film called Risk could hardly be more timely.

Duration: 00:03:28


Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

4/21/2017
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Director Lydia Tenaglia traces Jeremiah Tower's progression from Chez Panisse to the 1984 opening of his own restaurant, Stars, the spectacularly successful San Francisco brasserie where he reigned as a new model of celebrity chef until 1999, when the place closed. .

Duration: 00:03:56


The Fate of the Furious

4/14/2017
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Sense, or logic, is not what turns out vast audiences for The Fate of the Furious. It's the cars, of course...

Duration: 00:03:24


Their Finest

4/7/2017
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Joe Morgenstern says Their Finest is one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies he's seen in years, proof of the power of two stories artfully told.

Duration: 00:03:31


The Zookeeper's Wife

3/31/2017
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Not all wonderful books are meant to be mainstream fiction films.

Duration: 00:03:24


Life

3/24/2017
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Taken on its own terms, as a kinetic thriller, Life is lively enough for a while.

Duration: 00:03:39

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