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  • Nothing's Gonna Change My World

    Yesterday posits a Beatles-free universe that hasn't changed nearly enough.
      How would "Eleanor Rigby" or"Let It Be" land today? The Beatles' songs exist in a bizarre vacuum here, literally excised from the social and artistic environment in which they were written, performed and received.
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  • The Banality of Evil

    The Brink captures Steve Bannon as a depressingly familiar monster.
      ForThe Brinkis a documentary portrait of Donald Trump's propagandist, chief strategist and architect of the Muslim ban, Steve Bannon—and, perhaps, a last-gasp attempt by its human-dumpster-fire subject to demonstrate his relevance and importance.
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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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Movie Reviews: Crawl, Stuber, Wild Rose, Stockholm Movie Reviews: Crawl, Stuber, Wild Rose, Stockholm The Fall of the American Empire, Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable July 12, 2019
Nothing's Gonna Change My World Nothing's Gonna Change My World Yesterday posits a Beatles-free universe that hasn't changed nearly enough. June 26, 2019

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