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The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

Rain rides the same schmaltz train as Journey and hits all the stops along the way, but I honestly think I would prefer it without the deluge of doggy narration.

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The Farewell (2019)
Five Stars

With compassion, restraint, and considerable skill, The Farewell gives us a family whose grief both unites them, and sets them at odds with each other.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a movie made by a movie buff, for other movie buffs.

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The Lion King (2019)

None of this Lion King is bad, but none of it is particularly inspired, either.  

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Midsommar (2019)

I found the story to be both intensely-compelling and yet emotionally-wearying at the same time.

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Good horror films should rattle your cage, and this one does a pretty good job of that.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Peter Parker’s immersion into Marvel’s cinematic canon seamlessly continues with a well-acted, richly-textured sequel that somehow manages to be dramatically compelling and a consistently fun from start to finish.

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Yesterday (2019)

Yesterday tiptoes around the fact that it creates an unappealing world by keeping its tone breezy and fun.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 has just enough enthusiasm to keep kids from destroying the theater around them.

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The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Yeah, it has moments of dry cleverness and some downright wacky performances, but this Dead ultimately dies with a dull thud.

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