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‘It: Chapter Two’ is boring, homosexist and three hours long

2/10 I can’t believe they got James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain to show up for this. Derry, Maine, 2016- You saw It, and for some reason, loved it. Now it’s 27 years later, and Pennywise, the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård) … Continue reading

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‘Dark Phoenix’ has its merits, but falls apart as you’re watching it

3/10 X-Men: The Last Stand was a doomed production. Franchise director Bryan Singer and two of X2’s writers had jumped ship to makeSuperman Returns, which had its own problems, and 20th Century Fox producers set a May 26, 2006 release date and refused to move off … Continue reading

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‘Molly’s Game’ spectacular

9/10 Aaron Sorkin has been holding out on us. Molly’s Game, the revered writer’s directorial debut, is based on the life of underground poker mistress Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain, with Samantha Isler and Piper Howell playing her as a teenager … Continue reading

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On open secrets, cover-ups and systemic denial

Late in 2015 Best Picture winner “Spotlight,” which details The Boston Globe’s 2002 Pulitzer-prize winning report on systemic pedophilia in the Catholic Church, editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton) remarks that everyone in Boston already seems to know the story, … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: ‘Alien’ barely edges ‘Guardians,’ Cannes clashes over Netflix

New offering Alien: Covenant slightly underperformed and week-three holdover Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had another strong showing, to the end that Covenant earned the weekend’s top spot by just a $1.5 million margin. Teenage romance adaptation Everything, Everything was the only other movie to … Continue reading

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