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The Titan

The Titan

The Titan takes a timely and tantalizing premise about finding a new home after Earth becomes uninhabitable and squanders it completely. Released in the United States on Read More

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

A 22-year-old video game character gets an exhilarating reintroduction in Tomb Raider, a type of origin story about a bright young woman who seeks her way Read More

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time oozes earnestness. Yet this high-profile adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel never quite dazzles despite its big-name cast, elaborate costumes, and loads of Read More

Mute

Mute

Mute is a baffling film. Its gritty, near-future aesthetic recalls 1982’s Blade Runner, down to giant digital billboards and a scantily clad woman in a clear Read More

Half Magic

Half Magic

Heather Graham wants to rage about women’s treatment and portrayal in Hollywood, topics especially relevant in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. But Half Magic, Read More

Annihilation

Annihilation

You’re not the same person you were as a child, not ten years ago, not one year ago. Not even a day ago. Thoughts change. Convictions, Read More

Early Man

Early Man

The Stone Age punts up against the Bronze Age in Early Man, an animated adventure that’s more predictable and less zany than other Aardman Animation projects. Read More

The Commuter

The Commuter

Up to his elbows in a conspiracy, Liam Neeson’s insurance salesman muses in The Commuter, “Sixty years old. What have I got left to offer?” Plenty. Read More

Anti Matter

Anti Matter

A scientist tests the boundaries of existence only to question her sanity in Anti Matter, a smart low-budget science-fiction film that layers philosophical questions within its Read More

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3

The world’s worst supervillain turned secret agent and his Minions still whip up some laughs in Despicable Me 3, but this film could have been way Read More

War Machine

War Machine

With his right eye in a near-perpetual scowl and a gruff voice, Brad Pitt stomps through War Machine as a general used to carrying high stakes Read More

Brimstone

Brimstone

Dakota Fanning’s wide, expressive eyes always did speak volumes. She’s marvelous as a mute midwife who doesn’t need sign language to convey her fear or determination Read More

Moana

Moana

With its sumptuous Polynesian setting and daring heroine, Moana sets sail on an engaging adventure that ultimately focuses on navigating one’s place in the world. Disney’s Read More

Allied

Allied

Opening on the golden sands of the Moroccan desert during World War II, Allied brings to mind Casablanca or The English Patient – and that’s the Read More

Arrival

Arrival

Arrival, a cerebral wonder of a film, is as much about stories and how we view the ones in our lives as it is about making Read More