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Late Night (2019)

After suffering through several courses of limp, brainless summer blockbusters, Late Night is a welcome sorbet.  

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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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Missing Link (2019)

This may not be a masterpiece, but pretty good beats the holy hell out of barely average.

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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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A Madea Family Funeral (2019)

A Madea Family Funeral filled me with a sense of grief.  Not because it takes 100 minutes…

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On the Basis of Sex (2018)

“Politics is the strong and slow boring of hard boards,” Max Weber once observed, although…

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