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'Boy Erased' Is an Easy-to-Swallow Capsule of Sexual Repression

Director Joel Edgerton's well-intentioned drama about gay conversion therapy fails to deliver any new insight or even a good cry.

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'Red Sparrow' Indulges in the Dark Side of Sex

Fans of convoluted espionage thrillers will be disappointed, but Jennifer Lawrence delivers in this twisted tale of sexual gamesmanship.

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'Loving', An Urgent Work of Compelling Quietude

Loving is particularly resonant at a time when many in America may feel as if their own inherent rights are on shaky ground.

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Insider Out: 'Black Mass' Depicts the Shifting Fortunes in Whitey Bulger’s Criminal Life

In Black Mass, Johnny Depp stunningly inhabits South Boston’s notorious Whitey Bulger, the man who aided and eluded the F.B.I. for decades.

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'The Gift' Examines Motivations and Culpability

The Gift is an absolutely fun thriller that is subtle, smart and worth every moment.

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'The Odd Life of Timothy Green': Too Odd and Not Odd Enough

Jim and Carol's story is at once mundane and creepy-cute, wound up around the core fact of the child Timothy, who arrives following a thunderstorm out of their garden

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'Warrior': What Masculinity Entails, These Days

Warrior hits the screen as Greek tragedy manqué, a saga of economic recession and mixed martial arts.

Lesley Smith
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Kinky Boots (2006)

Chiwetel Ejiofor is the reason to see Kinky Boots. Always charismatic and compelling, he is here also fabulous.

Cynthia Fuchs
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King Arthur: Extended Unrated Director's Cut (2004)

'The idea of these young boys being taken away from home at a young age... reminded me a lot of my own culture,' says director Antoine Fuqua.

Cynthia Fuchs
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King Arthur (2004)

This generically gritty and solidly PG-13 King Arthur isn't even much of an action picture.

Jesse Hassenger
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Ned Kelly (2003)

Ned might have been a criminal in the eyes of the law, but to working class Australians he was a hero wrongly accused.

Daniel Mudie Cunningham
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The Hard Word (2002)

Cue sign of suspicion, that is, the frame lingers on Dale's dour face through car window.

Cynthia Fuchs
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