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  • Kate & Leopold

    Kate & Leopold


    The first entry in James Mangold's Wolverine trilogy has a much more comedic tone than the action-fueled The Wolverine or the dour neo-Western Logan. But Jackman's performance as a younger, more wide-eyed version of the character from 1876 is well done. Leopold, as Logan calls himself in this film, is more concerned with matters of the heart than stabbing dudes with his claws. It's a bold choice-making a Wolverine movie in which we don't even see his claws-but it pays…

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys


    Better the second time. The flaws don't matter as much, and the humor feels even stronger.

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  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings


    An excellent adventure fable. The least complex Laika film to date, but no less rewarding. Gorgeous animation and a well-crafted story. It feels huge while being intimate.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad


    Is there anything more difficult to forgive than wasted potential? Suicide Squad is a fine movie. It’s not great, and it’s not awful. It’s not even the worst superhero movie from this year (that honor goes to X-Men: Apocalypse or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the latter of which I actually forgot existed until I looked at the list of films I’ve seen this year), but it feels like it was very close to being something truly special. And that’s why it leaves a bitter feeling on the tongue.

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