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  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    ★★½

    I don't know if it's just me, but I think that Tom Hanks plays Fred Rogers in a way that makes him look weirdly shady sometimes (as though he is hiding something), while this feels less like a film and more like a hagiographic self-help book on "how to face your fears and overcome your anger."

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  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    ★★★

    This feels pretty much like what it is: an important story about women standing up against systemic patriarchal domination but told by men — which, in this case, means something oversimplified (not just the story but also the debate) and only on the nose when it shouldn't really be.

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  • Judy

    Judy

    ★★

    Not even Zellweger's committed performance can save a lousy biopic that fails to develop complex motivations for its protagonist (portrayed as a typically decadent, self-destructive star) and uses some of the worst clichés found in this kind of movie (such as the embarrassing last scene).

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  • Richard Jewell

    Richard Jewell

    ★★½

    Another in a series of mediocre biographies made by Clint Eastwood that only manage to showcase his worst vices and right-wing prejudices, which is a pity considering what he could have said about the case if he weren't so intent on portraying Kathy Scruggs as a despicable bitch.

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  • Klaus

    Klaus

    ★★★½

    Despite relying on a predictable structure that let me guess every turning point long before they arrived, there is quite enough to commend in this delightful little movie — especially its great visuals using a unique combination of hand-drawn animation and CGI lighting.

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  • Missing Link

    Missing Link

    ★★★

    "Someone is shooting at you and it isn't me" is precisely the kind of pedestrian line that encapsulates this movie's juvenile idea of humor, but at least Laika's stunning visuals (especially the design of Shangri-La) and a fun climax compensate for that irritating lack of finesse.

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    ★★★

    No matter how great it still looks, there isn't really anything in this ordinary third movie that justifies its being made in the first place (basically it's all more of the same), and I have the strong feeling it won't take long for me to forget its plot completely.

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  • American Factory

    American Factory

    ★★★½

    Sometimes it is hard to believe that the factory employers would allow a documentary crew to register on camera a lot of situations that make them look so bad, and yet what is more intriguing in this film is how it shows a clash of cultures as a product of wild globalization.

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  • Veronica

    Veronica

    ★★★½

    I know that there isn't much here that we haven't seen in so many other horror films about Ouija boards, invocations and evil spirits (down to the jump scares and annoying dreams), but this Spanish movie works well enough and finds a satisfying conclusion to an otherwise typical ghost story.

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  • What Happened to Monday

    What Happened to Monday

    ★★★

    For a science fiction film with such a nice premise, it is a pity to see it waste it with the kind of banal revelation (about a certain machine) that dilutes what could have been an interesting moral discussion, but at least it is fun to see Noomi Rapace playing seven different characters.

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  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    ★★½

    We can see how silly and harmless a movie is when it doesn't realize the impact that certain deaths can have on a story (even a story for a younger audience), but the result not only lacks urgency, it is also lazy (for instance, what the hell happened to the queen's brother after all?).

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  • Rambo: Last Blood

    Rambo: Last Blood

    ★½

    No kidding, this is more like a bloody version of Home Alone played by a mentally retarded Liam Neeson (the comparisons with Taken seem inevitable to me), but it's nowhere near as fun as I make it sound, just irritating with its rehashed carnage, horrendous dialogue and obvious jingoism.

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