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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Wed Nov 21
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz in the midst of high intrigue in the court of Queen Anne; Alba August portrays Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren; more…
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Wed Nov 21
Claire Foy and Tiffany Haddish headline big new wide releases; Erika Cohn directs documentary The Judge, about a female pioneer of jurisprudence in the Middle East; more…
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new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, from Wed Nov 21
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, from Wed Nov 21
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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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The Girl in the Spider’s Web movie review: an itsy-bitsy reboot [pictured]
A rote crime action thriller — very car chase! such gunshots! — that drains its protagonist of much of the raw power that has made her so fascinating in the past.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, from Nov 20
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, from Nov 19-23
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Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is coming to London!
Woo-hoo! I’ll be checking out Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. next week and will report back forthwith.
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Robin Hood (2018) movie review: it should be outlawed
Ugly, garish, anachronistic like a small mean child playing with matches, and completely lacking in anything Robin Hood–y: there’s no fun, no romance, no virtue. Instead? Bizarre “aesthetics” and even worse
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie review: the crimes of this movie, though…
It certainly is MORE than the first movie: more incoherent, more confused about who its protagonist is, more crammed with contrivance and coincidence. Even the title is more nonsensical this time.
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