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  • Chillin' Like a Villain
  • Chillin' Like a Villain

    The Bad Guys mixes snappy, snarky animated fun with a few important lessons.
      Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Everyone! Even if he wears a sharp suit, drives a fancy car and pulls bank robberiesfor fun? Especially then!
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  • No Love Lost
  • No Love Lost

    The classic romantic story of Cyrano is buried in poor choices.
      You know, the fleshiness of dough, the sensuality of kneading, the warmth and visceral pleasure of fresh bread.
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  • Drawn from History
  • Drawn from History

    Flee uses animation to tell a harrowing refugee story that continues to feel all-too-familiar
      This is a film grounded in tough emotion and hard realities, impressionistic sketchesdepicting things half-remembered from the past, or a simple, almost graphic-novel style laying a difficult present before us.
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  • Extended Family
  • Extended Family

    The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark feels redundant rather than revelatory
      Memorable, unusual and, most, of all ironic, because this is a movie about mob guys who are the furthest things from saints.
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  • Lockdown Love
  • Lockdown Love

    Together finds urgent emotion in a COVID-era relationship on the rocks.
      I was not ready for the emotional roller coaster that is Together. It is funny and sad, sometimes in the same breath.
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  • From Screen to Stream
  • From Screen to Stream

    Universal Studios offers new releases for those now unable to visit theaters.
      Here's a look at our reviews of those already-available-to-stream titles.
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  • Man of the Cloth
  • Man of the Cloth

    Corpus Christi explores a Catholic Church in need of addressing its members' human needs.
      Father Tomasz is the unlikeliest of spiritual leaders—apriest in the truest sense, a healer of soul-deep hurts leading his congregants to peace and love.
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  • Blunderworld Figures
  • Blunderworld Figures

    Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen mixes a slick crime caper with a Brexit metaphor.
      It's full of sufficiently-advanced crime and criminals barely indistinguishable from legitimate business and entrepreneurs, and oozing with crackling cynicism about culture and politics.
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  • What Women Want
  • What Women Want

    Little Women and Hustlers tell the same story that is too rarely told.
      I am going to drop a truth bomb, and you are probably not ready for it: Little Women and Hustlers are the same movie.
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  • Dis-Topian Fiction
  • Dis-Topian Fiction

    Visions from a not-so-improbable future where Disney owns everything. No, seriously. Everything.
      "Han Solo is totally gonna friggin' kick Captain Kirk's ass! You saw it here first!"
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