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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★½

    ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, the third Marvel film to be released this year, is something of a light-hearted breather for the studio after the gravity of BLACK PANTHER and the apocalyptic destruction of THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. By contrast, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is agreeably small-scale heist movie that shies away from the weighty themes of 2018's other Marvel films.

    It's also, almost by its very nature, the lesser of the three films. 2015's ANT-MAN was something of a surprise,…

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★½

    We live in volatile times. Everywhere you turn, it seems as if anger, hatred, and divisiveness are the order of the day, the art of kindness having seemingly been forgotten by the world at large. Morgan Neville's new documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" boldly steps into this fraught political landscape as a film that almost seems defiantly out of step. Its subject? Fred Rogers - the iconic PBS television show host who headlined "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" from 1968-2001.

    During…

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  • The Way He Looks

    The Way He Looks

    ★★★★½

    Blind teenager Leo and Giovana are the best of friends and constant companions. But when handsome stranger Gabriel moves to town, his presence threatens to come between them, as Leo finds himself more and more romantically drawn to Gabriel in ways he never thought possible. A tender and beautiful coming of age tale that perfectly captures teenage romantic angst and sexual awakening in a very real and honest way. Sensual without feeling exploitative, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a wonderful film, a truly touching love story that captures growing up in all of its messy, awkward, sometimes painful beauty.

  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

    ★★★★½

    Clint Eastwood is perhaps one of the most quintessentially American directors, so it is no surprise that he chose to tackle such a quintessential story of American heroism, in the form of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL credited with being the deadliest sniper in US history. In the process, Eastwood delivers his finest film since GRAN TORINO, and one of the very best films yet to deal with the Iraq war. He presents us with a man who represents the…