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Little WomenLittle Women

Little Women

5 out of 5 stars

Greta Gerwig has directed only two films that are solely her own but she’s already become a brand. That’s in evidence within the first five minutes of ‘Little...

The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen

2 out of 5 stars

Guy Ritchie has gone back to his roots, or at least backwards. After a run of big-budget blockbusters – most recently this year’s $1 billion-grossing ‘Aladdin’...

Honey Boy

Honey Boy

4 out of 5 stars

Written by Shia LaBeouf as a rehab task, ‘Honey Boy’ is both a frank self-appraisal and a public apology from someone seeking to start over. Entrusted to the...

Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the...

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

4 out of 5 stars

Little good came out of 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’, but one of its few bright points was Margot Robbie’s anarchic Harley Quinn. Now she gets another shot at the...

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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

3 out of 5 stars

How much fun would it be to watch an alternate version of ‘Game of Thrones’ in which all the boring men cowered behind trees while two female dragons circled...

Creed 2

Creed 2

4 out of 5 stars

The word ‘yo’ has a near-sacred status in the lunkheaded ‘Rocky’ universe; it can be soft or hard, gentle or a throwdown. In...

Mary, Queen of ScotsMary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

3 out of 5 stars

How much fun would it be to watch an alternate version of ‘Game of Thrones’ in which all the boring men cowered behind trees while two female dragons circled...

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

3 out of 5 stars

How much fun would it be to watch an alternate version of ‘Game of Thrones’ in which all the boring men cowered behind trees while two female dragons circled...

Creed 2

Creed 2

4 out of 5 stars

The word ‘yo’ has a near-sacred status in the lunkheaded ‘Rocky’ universe; it can be soft or hard, gentle or a throwdown. In...

Escape Room

Escape Room

3 out of 5 stars

The current craze for escape rooms – in which groups solve puzzles to be released – was bound to inspire a horror film, so it’s gratifying to discover that...

The Upside

The Upside

2 out of 5 stars

It’s déjà vu as the life-affirming hit French comedy-drama ‘The Intouchables’, the true story of a bromance between a wealthy...

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

4 out of 5 stars

You don’t need a deep love of westerns to get a kick out of Jacques Audiard’s (‘Dheepan’) wry, surprising, and often plain hilarious...