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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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  • The Rage of Innocence
  • The Rage of Innocence

    Brian Banks tells a cruel and true story with too little righteous anger.
      There's a lot here to make the thinking, compassionate citizen furious.
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  • Setting Sail
  • Setting Sail

    Maiden celebrates women refusing to stay where they're told they belong.
      But no crew would take her on: Women were bad luck, went the conventional wisdom, or too much of a distraction, or some such bullshit.
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  • Nothing's Gonna Change My World
  • 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 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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From Screen to Stream From Screen to Stream Universal Studios offers new releases for those now unable to visit theaters. March 25, 2020
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