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  • Zero to Hero

    Shazam! reduces comic-book heroism to its adolescent- male power-fantasy essence.
      And what does he do with this unexpected boon? He mostlyshows up school bullies, buys beer, goes to a strip club and goofs around with his foster brother (Jack Dylan Grazer) exploring the extent of his superpowers, to the point where he sometimes putsinnocent people in danger.
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  • Family Plot

    Asghar Farhadi can't meld his trademark humanism with potboiler mystery in Everybody Knows.
      His are films swelling with deep humanity, delicately wrought portraits of broken families struggling to right themselves, in which notmuch actually happens except our immersion in the lives of others.
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  • Short but Sweet

    A full look at the Oscar-nominated short films.
      Here's a look at all three programs, with predictions on who will be holding statuettes come Feb. 24.
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  • What Lies Ahead

    Our critics get fired up over their most anticipated 2019 films.
      Here are our most anticipated titles coming to theaters and major streaming services:
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  • Law Partners

    On the Basis of Sex celebrates a mutually supportive marital partnership.
      Coasting on Notorious RBG is some incredible coasting indeed, and the ride here is of the solidly crowd-pleasing variety. There's nothing wrong withthat.
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  • List Lessons

    What a 25th anniversary re-release of Schindler's List can teach us about 2018.
      Here are the lessons for 2018 I gleaned from my recent re-watch ahead of this week's 25th anniversary theatrical re-release.
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  • Yule Be Watching

    Our critics share their holiday-viewing comfort food.
      Settle in with a cup of eggnog, and share with us what stories make your season shiny and bright.
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  • The Fright Stuff

    Tales of the scary movie moments our critics will never forget.
      I doubt that I have ever jumped so high, so fast, in a manner that probably looked like a cartoon character.
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Movie Reviews: Hellboy, Little, Mary Magdalene, Missing Link Movie Reviews: Hellboy, Little, Mary Magdalene, Missing Link Plus 'Transit,' 'The Wind' & 'Diane' April 12, 2019
Family Plot Family Plot Asghar Farhadi can't meld his trademark humanism with potboiler mystery in Everybody Knows. March 06, 2019
The Informant! The Informant! Funny Business: Corporate malfeasance gets funny-weird and funny-ha-ha in The Informant! September 16, 2009

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