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Bad Boys for Life (2020)

nybody who’s seen enough sitcoms will be familiar with a clip show:  At some point,…

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Just Mercy (2019)

Mercy flirts with all these flaws, but the filmmakers thankfully show just enough restraint to let the power of its source material shine through.  

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Underwater (2020)

This instantly invokes the openings of Alien and The Abyss, two classic movies that only remind us of everything this one lacks.

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Raiders of the Hidden Donald Trump Fetish Doll

I don’t know if this idea warrants anything more than a few weird minutes, but I am definitely curious to see the angry tweets it generates.  

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Onward (2020)

While it can’t hit and hold the same high notes as its classic predecessors, fans of the genre will find that Onward is still better than just about anything out there.

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Richard Jewell (2019)

Ultimately, Richard Jewell plays like an immense tragedy, the garbage-strewn mess left after a media circus moves its dog-and-pony show somewhere else.

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The Goldfinch (2019)
Two and Half Stars

I haven’t read the book, and it may be better than what we see here.  One thing’s for certain:  This movie is not a convincing advertisement for it. 

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Spies in Disguise (2019)

The one good thing about this story makes all of its flaws that much more frustrating.  

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Midway (2019)
Two and Half Stars

Midway marked a turning point in the Pacific Theater, and such monumental events deserve a sturdier and more diligent depiction than they get with this film.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Two and Half Stars

After 119 minutes, I couldn’t tell whether this film needed a little something more or less of everything.

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