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Where'd You Go Bernadette Cate Blanchett

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Aug 13–16
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Aug 14–16 [pictured]
Holly Gent cowrites mystery dramedy Where’d You Go, Bernadette, starring Cate Blanchett; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Aug 14–16
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Aug 16
Savannah Knoop cowrites docudrama J.T. Leroy, starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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Gwen movie review: a frisson of fright on the farm
Atmospheric mood — this is a dour nightmare in the stark gloom of 19th-century Wales — and a striking performance by Eleanor Worthington-Cox aren’t quite enough to sustain this near-horror film.
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Brian Banks movie review: calling out corruption, mildly
There’s plenty injustice here to enrage the thinking, feeling citizen, but despite a passionate performance by charismatic Aldis Hodge, this docudrama is nowhere near incensed enough on his behalf.
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The Angry Birds Movie 2 movie review: seeing red seeing Red
Painfully stupid faux-woke slapstick that wants to have its idiot male hero and its nods to feminism at the same time. Kids are listening, they are absorbing this garbage, and they deserve better. (now with a brief review of short “Hair Love”)
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curated: going to the theater sounds as bad as going to the movies these days…
I’m flabbergasted. But not really, either.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Aug 13–16
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Aug 12–16
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Good Boys movie review: the razor edge of innocence
Much more sweet than raunchy, and surprisingly innocent. Genuinely kind to its young protagonists as they try to navigate a culture that doesn’t much care to protect them from growing up too soon.
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