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‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ is a 100-minute blast of chaotic evil energy

8/10 Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is a riot. It’s a trashy, meat-and-potatoes genre piece that’s light on the meat, but it’s got an avalanche of potatoes, and that’s just fine.   The Italian Riviera- Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), suffering post-traumatic nightmares … Continue reading

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‘In the Heights’ flat in every possible sense of the word

2/10 In the Heights is borderline unwatchable. Everything is bad. Alice Brooks’ cinematography is downright incompetent, and every decision by editor Myron Kerstein is questionable at best and obviously wrong at worst. Jon M. Chu is a weak director, befitting … Continue reading

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‘The Conjuring’ and that long-fabled franchise fatigue

3/10 The Satanic panic never really ended. The surge of news about “Satanism” that started as a religious offshoot of the rebellious ‘60s and consumed the suburbs of Reagan’s America with fears of pedophiles and kidnapped children being used for … Continue reading

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‘Cruella’ scorches screen in Sex Pistols reimagining

8/10 Cruella is a bold, fast, fun, intricately detailed and remarkably complex film about power, destiny, art and cruelty. In the past decade’s long and mostly painful parade of uncurious, unnecessary remakes of Disney classics, it immediately becomes the best … Continue reading

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‘Quiet Place’ sequel summons audiences back to the theater

8/10 A Quiet Place Part II isn’t the first blockbuster to release after the COVID-19 crisis really got underway, but it’s the first to perform more or less to expectation. It’s a uniquely cinematic experience and would be an intriguing … Continue reading

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