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Writer/director Justin McConnell digs into something disturbing in Toronto-set Cronenbergian character study more

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Based on the story of a WWII vet busted for being a drug mule for the Sinaloa cartel, The Mule is better than Gran Torino, but that’s not saying much more

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A convincing Sandra Bullock and a nail-biting script will ruffle your feathers in this Netflix thriller about a mysterious plague spread by something you see more

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If Beale Street Could Talk

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Barry Jenkins’s luminous adaptation of the James Baldwin novel shows love and dignity in the face of systemic racism more

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s drama about petty scammers who take in a neglected child shows us people with all their complex contradictions intact more

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Netflix adaptation of Julie Murphy's YA novel provides a refreshing look at body positivity, but would have worked better as a mini-series more

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Lacking the complexity of the recent doc RBG, Mimi Leder’s tepid film about Ginsburg’s singular career is insulting more

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Emily Blunt fills the iconic role fabulously, but nothing else about the film – including the unmemorable songs – will upstage the original more

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Parisa Tag

As contrasting monarchs, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie shout, wear elaborate costumes and bore you to tears more

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Biopic about the late country singer Blaze Foley offers lots of surprises and an authentic performance by first-time actor Ben Dickey more

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Andy Serkis-directed Legend Of The Jungle is a flawed but fascinating adaptation of the classic story more

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Animated crossover film featuring half a dozen Marvel spinoff characters is a bright and shiny delight more

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Mark Schafer

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges are convincing as a mother and son confronting addiction issues more

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Brady Corbet's music industry satire starring Natalie Portman as a traumatized pop star is manic, comic and confrontational more

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The Danish director mocks #MeToo in ultra-violent serial killer flick starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman more

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Daniel Sawka’s film about a 12-year-old Honduran boy in a U.S. ICE detention facility feels calculated to appeal to mainstream viewers more

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Despite some decent performances, this genre film lacks something new and fresh more

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But Toronto-raised actor Shamier Anderson’s charm and comic timing prevent the pic from diving off a cliff more

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Zombie movie musical features gruesome violence, catchy songs and a radiant central performance more

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Yorgos Lanthimos’s historical picture features a starry cast trading veiled insults and clearly having a great time more

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