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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Wed Nov 07
Claire Foy takes over as the dragon-tattooed Lisbeth Salander; more…
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Tue Nov 06
Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo go a-heistin’; more…
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new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, from Tue Nov 06
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, from Tue Nov 06
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2018’s films ranked
I rank films on the fly as I see them for the 2018 awards year.
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Widows movie review: the women left to clean up men’s messes (#LFF2018) [pictured]
A heist movie that is gripping and badass, elegant and assured. You could ignore all the social-justice-warrior stuff and just enjoy this as a popcorn thriller. But what makes this so special is how it reexamines the genre’s clichés.
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Overlord movie review: underwhelmed
This Nazis-with-supernatural-weapons horror schlock drags its feet getting to its fantastical elements and then does absolutely nothing interesting with them, just wallows in dull, rote gore and grue.
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The Grinch movie review: he’s not much of a mean one, actually
Candy-colored slapstick and kindergarten-level humor make this perfectly suitable for small children, and perfectly bland and inoffensive to the adults accompanying them. Somehow, I don’t think Dr. Seuss would entirely approve.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, from Nov 06-09
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, from Nov 05
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The Front Runner movie review: when politics turned tabloid (#LFF2018)
Snappy Sorkin-esque banter, 80s nostalgia, and Hugh Jackman in a bad wig yet still hot as hell. But also an enraging, ironic look at how a reality-TV resume ended up becoming a legit qualification for the American presidency.
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