Review: “Christopher Robin”

3 out of 5 stars. Many of us have likely grown up on “Winnie the Pooh,” whether in the original stories by A.A. Milne or, more likely, the Disney animated films.  There’s something wonderfully old-fashioned about them, a trait that the Walt Disney Studios and director Marc Forester combine with a heavy dose of reality […]

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Review: “Eighth Grade”

5 out of 5 stars. “Eighth Grade” is the story of an average girl’s last week of middle school.  But there’s nothing average about this film, which is the debut feature from writer/director Bo Burnham.  Rather than a quirky and sugar-coated teen comedy, it’s about as honest and unflinching as a portrayal of middle school […]

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Review: “Skyscraper”

2.5 out of 5 stars. “Skyscraper” is a take on “Die Hard” that is exactly what you’d think it is, and at the same time, doesn’t deliver enough.  It’s diverting for a couple of hours, sure, but everything about it is mediocre, from the lazy title to the characters to the story to even the […]

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Review: “Sorry to Bother You”

4.5 out of 5 stars. Sorry to bother you, but you really need to see writer/director Boots Riley’s debut feature film.  Set in a dystopian version of Oakland, California, the black comedy “Sorry to Bother You” is a rich satire that offers a gold mine of commentary on topics ranging from race to capitalism, drawing […]

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Review: “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

3.5 out of 5 stars. “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the sequel to what is likely the most low-key of all the Marvel films, comes to theaters less than three months after the release of the huge and highly-anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War.”  The latter film was high-stakes and emotionally draining, which is part of the reason […]

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Review: “Game Night”

3 out of 5 stars. We all know at least one of those people: the people who are freakishly good at trivia, who take even the silliest of board games way too seriously, and who are way too competitive at Monopoly. They are the people who love game night, but what if those people were […]

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