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On Finding Forgetful Dory and Remembering How to Make a Decent Pixar Sequel

The Finding Nemo follow-up sends its forgetful fish on another ocean-crossing quest: this time to find her parents.

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‘Central Intelligence’ Has a Semblance of Self-awareness, If Not Actual Intelligence

It's no surprise that Central Intelligence, buddy movie or bromance, indulges in dick jokes.

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‘Maggie’s Plan’ Is a Genuinely Satisfying Romantic Comedy

Rebecca Miller’s writerly screwball comedy triangulates Ethan Hawke between two strong-willed women.

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There’s Still Much to Enjoy in ‘Star Trek into Darkness’

Star Trek Into Darkness has never looked or sounded better than this new 4K UHD release, but it's hard to ignore that this is a big budget remake of Wrath of Khan.

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‘The Revenant’ Is Both Unquestionably Unpleasant and Incredibly Beautiful

Iñárritu immense skills with the camera eye, taking in the expansive, cruel landscape and harsh, cold mountain ranges in an appreciation that rivals the best nature paintings.

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The Trek Saga Re-Begins, Again, But This Time in UHD

The rebooted Star Trek looks and sounds amazing in 4K, but the Ultra High Definition proves even more that the film hasn't stood up to the (brief) test of time.

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Fantôm Menace: The Films of ‘Fantômas’

One can’t help but feel as though the movements of this romantic and dreamlike world are the work of some whimsical puppet-mastery.

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Griffiths Bathes Her Color Palette in Grit for ‘The Night Stalker’

Griffiths expertly uses atmosphere and visuals to create a hellish summer in this cold-hearted examination of evil’s intoxicating allure.

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In ‘45 Years’ the Quiet Speaks Volumes

A film this quiet and understated needs every element to work in subtle harmony, and Haigh's work has 45 Years humming with dignified vitality.

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Recent History Reduced to ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

13 Hours takes a politically fraught event and turns it into another Michael Bay shoot-out

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‘The Conjuring 2’ Speculates on How We Believe or Don’t Believe

This movie is what you expect. You don’t have to believe any of it.

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016: ‘P.S. Jerusalem’ + ‘Inside the Chinese Closet’

Two documentaries, about a family searching for peace in Jerusalem and gay individuals fighting to have a family of their own in China, focus on the universal desire for a sense of home.

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‘Warcraft’? More Like ‘Snore-craft’ or ‘Bore-craft’

Whatever intrigue the source contains is diluted by a desire to pander to an eager international demo.

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‘In a Lonely Place’ and the Performative Signature

Despite his various successes as a writer and a lover, Bogart's Dixon Steele fails to attain the recognition he insists he deserves.

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9 Jun 2016 // 11:00 AM

‘Traded’: Kris Kristofferson in the Sunset

The highlight of this movie is Kris Kristofferson as Billy, who provides gun power and a horse at key moments, as well as some philosophizing about violence.

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Emilia Clarke Plays a Manic Pixie Kewpie Doll in ‘Me Before You’

This film crushes together any number of tropes, from the savior pixie to the flawed hero to the melodramatic lessons learned by tragedy.

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Boldly Going Where the ‘Wrath of Khan’ Director’s Cut Has Never Gone Before

Whether you want the original theatrical cut and all of the previously released extras, or a revised cut and new bonus content, this Blu-ray release has almost everything.

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Provocative and Pioneering: ‘Deadpool’ Sets the Stage for a New Kind of Hero

Minor shortcomings are easily overlooked because of this landmark film's sharp wit, clever meta-commentary, and undeniable humor.

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‘The Naked Island’ and the Centrality of Work to Existence

Perhaps the greatest achievement of The Naked Island is its ability to employ the form of images as a means of transcending their objective content.

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‘The Fits’ Offers a Brilliant, New, and Sensory Experience

The Fits offers a new experience, one that helps you to perceive nuances of sight and sound.

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Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

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"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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