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‘Frozen II’ expands, doesn’t improve franchise

3/10 I never made time for Frozen in November 2013. It’d come a bit out of nowhere, and I sort of pretended it hadn’t had the success that it had. Glancing over it on Disney+ before its long-awaited sequel six … Continue reading

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‘The Good Liar’ brings all-world stars together and gives them nothing to do

1/10 The Good Liar is exhibit A for how poor control of information can utterly ruin a movie. London, 2009- con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) has found his final mark, Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren), whom he has approached on … Continue reading

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ poorly made, poorly sold

3/10 Charlie’s Angels was immediately an interesting idea, taking old sexploitation from the ‘70s and repurposing it as a movie about, by and for women. This is readily apparent in the marketing, which doesn’t seem to be aimed at moviegoers … Continue reading

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‘Ford v Ferrari’ less the true story, more the story you want to be true

7/10 There’s a clear intent behind Ford v Ferrari that’s successfully born out. The intent to evoke the type of movie you’d find channel surfing on a Sunday afternoon, its 152-minute runtime expanded to fill a three or four hour … Continue reading

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ is good for the first half hour, then gets sad

4/10 At its outset, Jojo Rabbit is everything it’s promised to be, sort of like the most twisted Wes Anderson movie ever made. With cheerful colors, square compositions and sharply angled camera moves, the film opens on a Hitler Youth … Continue reading

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