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Stewart flubs highly resistible new comedy

3/10 In early 2020, a nightmare virus – highly contagious for up to two weeks before symptoms start to show and triggering an agonizing, potentially deadly pneumonia in a significant percentage of its victims – made its way to the … Continue reading

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‘Vice’ wastes spectacular cast in disorganized docu-comedy

5/10 In 2015, tired of making Will Ferrell movies, Adam McKay wrote and directed The Big Short, a strange docu-comedy that aimed to explain to mass audiences how the 2008 economic collapse happened, and that movie won a ton of … Continue reading

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‘Last Flag Flying’ thoughtful, may be quite moving

8/10 In 2003, the Bush administration, political pundits and the constant fear of terrorism, which still had that new-car smell, created an atmosphere in which supporting soldiers and supporting the recent invasion of Iraq were one and the same, and … Continue reading

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ an unexpected delight

8/10 Battle of the Sexes is one of those wonderful biopics that concerns much more than the events it depicts. On the surface, the film chronicles the lives of Billie Jean King (Emma Stone), a tennis star in her prime, … Continue reading

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In defense of the ‘Despicable Me’ series

7/10 Despicable Me 3 isn’t a movie, it’s a commercial, but it serves the function of a movie quite well. The movie starts with Felonious Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), losing their jobs at the … Continue reading

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