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  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★

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  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★

    On-set feuds, behind-the-scenes drama and even a spitting scandal have swirled around “Don’t Worry Darling,” the highly anticipated sophomore effort of director and actress Olivia Wilde. The controversies threaten to upstage the film itself, which is … actually pretty good, although flawed.

    The stylish, suspenseful and captivating thriller presents a modern update of “The Stepford Wives” that works for a while, thanks to Wilde’s skillful direction and Florence Pugh’s dedicated performance. But after a solid first two acts, “Don’t Worry…

  • The Woman King

    The Woman King

    ★★★★½

    “The Woman King” is a rarity in cinema that we need more of on the big screen. It’s an epic about women, by women, for women.

    Fronted by its Black female cast and a talented arsenal of women behind the scenes, “The Woman King” conquers on all fronts. The exciting and equally emotional epic features thrilling action, great performances, well-developed characters and a moving storyline. The sweeping historical adventure about the Agojie, the real-life, all-female army of warriors that inspired…

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  • A Good Day to Die Hard

    A Good Day to Die Hard

    You're better off watching any of the previous "Die Hard" films instead of this. OK action, lame plot, lame father-son dynamics. Even John McClane can't save this film.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★½

    My review for my "Take 2" column for The Citizens' Voice:

    Sixty years after first wrecking havoc on the big screen, the King of Monsters makes a glorious return in “Godzilla.” Director Gareth Edwards’ reboot gets a lot right about the legendary monster, erasing the memory of the much-maligned 1998 film. But the blockbuster’s flaws prevent it from being as good as it could have been. The biggest flaw is that for a two-hour film, there’s not enough of Godzilla…