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  • Edie

    Edie

    ★★★★

    This is no twee old-lady adventure. The magnificent Sheila Hancock crafts a portrait of elder womanhood as a tangy triumph of risk-taking over regret, and resolution over resignation.

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★½

    A Star Wars–flavored juice drink* of a movie (*contains 10% real juice) that tells us nothing of significance we didn’t already know about Han Solo, in an incarnation that lacks his essential charisma and precarious danger.

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ½

    A charm-free hero with control issues and a passive, fretful heroine have coy and tediously vanilla pretend-sex. This is meant to be erotic?

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  • The Gift

    The Gift

    Descends into emotional idiocy and insufficient intrigue to end in a disgusting place that presumes that a woman is an appropriate pawn in games men play.

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