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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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Booksmart (2019)

This is an overtly clever, deceptively moving, and uncommonly strong teen movie about two super-intelligent girls who must confront their own social myopia.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

gonna kick off this review with the stinging chill of full disclosure:  Pokémon is an…

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Poms (2019)
Two and Half Stars

Poms goes straight for worn-out training montages and tepid sitcom jokes.

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The Hustle (2019)

The Hustle offers a few light chuckles and maybe even some glimmers of genuine cuteness, but mostly this is the cinematic equivalent of being draped in a cold, wet beach towel.

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Long Shot (2019

With sneaky-smart writing, casual chemistry between the two leads, and a few scene-stealing supporting players, Long Shot turns out to be a surprisingly good romantic comedy.

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Teen Spirit (2019)

While this movie trods a well-trampled path, it does so with such infectious giddiness and sure-footed skill that Teen Spirit still manages to be a breezy, entertaining journey.

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Little (2019)

Little reheats a few ideas from Big and Freaky Friday, and the filmmakers desperately hope you won’t notice these plot points are a little bit older and a little bit colder.

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Shazam! (2019)

Freewheeling and fun, Shazam! is a game-changer for the DC franchise.

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Gloria Bell (2019)

Gloria Bell doesn’t feel so much like a straightforward narrative as it does a tattered patchwork.

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