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Little Joe Emily Beecham

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Dec 06
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Dec 06 [pictured]
Jessica Hausner directs and writes, with Géraldine Bajard, Little Joe, starring Emily Beecham; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Dec 06
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Dec 06
Lisa Barros D’Sa codirects and Lesley Manville costars in Ordinary Love; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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The Whistleblower movie review: action drama with a big cultural barrier to overcome
Chinese film is coming for Western audiences, but this ludicrous thriller, full of coincidence and contrivance, ain’t it. Still, nice to see a global story that doesn’t center the US or Europe.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Dec 03–06
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Dec 02–07
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Playmobil: The Movie movie review: a cheap ad disguised as a movie (barely)
This plastic horror — horrifically, it’s a musical — is a head-smackingly dumb exercise in corporate filmmaking and mercenary marketing. So crass it makes me rethink my love of the toys themselves.
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Frozen II movie review: the thaw sets in
There’s magic here, and elemental spirits, but no magic and nothing elemental, metaphorically speaking. Rote and smaller than its predecessor. Even the songs are bland and forgettable.
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