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‘Stan & Ollie’ Review: A Nice Mess, An Even Nicer Biopic

It could have been a standard by-the-numbers origin-story biopic — instead, Stan & Ollie looks at the legendary screen duo of Stan Laurel (Steve...

‘Holmes & Watson’ Review: No, Sh-t Sherlock

Remember that scene in Step Brothers, when a sleepwalking Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly end up wrecking their parents’ kitchen? My god, that...

‘Destroyer’ Review: Pulpy Cop Thriller Is Pure Nicole Kidman Unleashed

Nicole Kidman strips away every trace of star glamour to play Erin Bell, an LAPD detective and boozy burnout trying to close the books...

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review: Call It ‘RBG: The Early Years’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg — the Notorious RBG to those who cheer her 25 years of defiantly independent thinking on the Supreme Court — sure...

‘Welcome to Marwen’ Review: Trauma, Triumph Get Stuck in the Dollhouse

Eighteen years ago, in a bar outside Kingston, New York, Mark Hogancamp — an illustrator who liked wearing women’s high-heels — was nearly beaten...

‘Second Act’ Review: Corporate Snobs vs. Jenny From the Block

Anyone want a pretty package of rom-com fluff for the holidays? You won’t hear shout-outs to Second Act on late-breaking Top 10 lists, but...

‘Cold War’ Review: Polish Romance Has Enough Heat to Singe the Screen

Forget the frosty title — there’s enough sizzling carnality in Cold War to the singe the screen. Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, whose 2013 film...

‘Aquaman’ Review: D.C. Superhero’s Solo Movie Is a Waterlogged Mess

He’s the laughing stock of the DC Comics Extended Universe — and Aquaman’s solo movie almost gets by on razzle dazzle, since that’s all...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Review: Too Many Spoonfuls of Sugar

It’s no surprise that Mary Poppins Returns, an industrial-strength sugarplum, doesn’t 
live up to the 1964 original; how do you replace the immortal Julie...

‘Bumblebee’ Review: If John Hughes Made a ‘Transformers’ Movie…

Ok, we’re not sure, exactly, how to say this. It’s, um … well … right, fine . We’ll just say it. So Bumblebee is a...

‘Vice’ Review: Meet The Dubya Era’s Dark Lord

Adam McKay’s flamethrowing take on the rise and rise of Dick Cheney, played by a truly unrecognizable Christian Bale, is bound to be polarizing....

‘The House That Jack Built’: Lars von Trier’s Serial-Killer Movie Is One Huge F–k You

It starts with a woman being bashed in the face with a tire-jack (get it?!) and ends, literally, in hell. In between those two...

‘Mortal Engines’ Review: Metropocalypse Now!

Imagine if New York was completely mobile. Not “if everyone in the five boroughs (which, for those of you who have not seen Gotti,...

‘The Mule’ Review: Clint Eastwood’s Latest Is No ‘Dirty Harry: The Emeritus Years’

At 88, Clint Eastwood — the keeper of the classic-moviemaking flame, the now-and-forever Dirty Harry — looks bent but never broken in The Mule,...

‘Capernaum’ Review: A Devastating Tale of A Boy Adrift in Beirut

In a year of exceptionally fine foreign-language films (Roma, Burning, Cold War, Shoplifters), Capernaum has a way to go to earn a spot in...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Review: The Greatest Spidey Movie of Them All

Did you ever think you could be Spider-Man? This gorgeous take on the Marvel superhero knows you can — that everyone can. The great power...