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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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  • Kangaroo Court

    The Children Actkeeps bouncing from one idea to the next.
      It's not even exactly a story about a troubled marriage, though it does feature the always marvelous Stanley Tucci walking out on his wife—the case's work-obsessed judge, Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson)—because she emotionally walked out of the marriage years ago.
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  • Drew Crime

    A Simple Favor offers the simple pleasures of a cozy mystery.
      Witty, tense and thrilling, Favor is without a doubt the most perfectcinematic version of a "cozy" mystery—the subgenre in which Nancy Drew is an icon—in a long while, maybe ever.
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  • Easy Reader

    Convincing bibliophilia makes up for a lack of conflict in The Bookshop.
      In the 1950s, war widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) relocates from London to a conservative seaside English town with plans to open a small bookshop.
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  • Of Monsters and Men

    A woman's point of view gives unique spark to the dark romance of Beast.
      A vulnerable woman. A violent man.
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  • Studio Sessions

    An artist and his subject collide in Final Portrait.
      In 1964 Paris, Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) invites a friend, American journalist James Lord (Armie Hammer), to sit for a portrait.
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What Lies Ahead What Lies Ahead Our critics get fired up over their most anticipated 2019 films. January 16, 2019
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Thrillingly intelligent minimalist espionage January 06, 2012
Not Negotiable Hostage tries to act like a mature action movie—until it wrecks the vehicle. June 11, 2007
A Lack of the Clones A Lack of the Clones The absence of Titanic knockoffs says something about an audience Hollywood doesn't value. November 29, 2017
Bourne Again Bourne Again Jason Bourne is back, but it's not clear why. July 27, 2016

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