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'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Is More Whimper Than Roar

Calling the plot of Godzilla: King of the Monsters stale would be an insult to the fossilized potato chips hiding between your sofa cushions.


'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Is Fun But Fails to Remedy Marvel's Most Egregious Convention

Paul Rudd is at the top of his game in Ant-Man and the Wasp, but Evangeline Lilly isn't given an equal platform, despite what the title suggests.


Marvel Wisely Goes Small with 'Ant-Man and Wasp'

Peyton Reed's campy follow-up to the epic Avengers: Infinity War serves as a welcome breather from saving the world.


'Pacific Rim Uprising' Is a Downer

By the time Steven S. DeKnight's monster v. robot slugfest starts to get fun, it's too late to forget all the boredom that preceded it.


Defining Spiritual Sequel in 'Everybody Wants Some!!'

The powerful timing of Richard Linklater’s take on '80s competitiveness in Everybody Wants Some!!


'Flint and Silver' Is a Swashbuckling Prequel to Treasure Island

John Drake keeps the pace fast and the action steady. We're never more than a few pages away from a confrontation of some kind, whether a sea battle or face-to-face struggle or daring escape.


The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

The novel has enormous vitality and the main characters are memorable, but the moral ambiguity, really moral obliviousness, is disappointing.

Christopher Guerin

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