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The Good Liar

Warner Bros.

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are perfectly cast in this tale of a gentleman con artist and his latest mark, but writer/director Bill Condon fumbles the execution Read more

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James Mangold's attempt to be a racetrack version of The Right Stuff runs out of fuel Read more

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End of the Fucking World

Courtesy of Netflix

The unnecessary second season of Netflix's UK sleeper about teens on the run fails its characters and audience on every level Read more

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Shot during the author’s 80th year, Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont’s film doesn’t take many risks and feels frustratingly incomplete Read more

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Mike Flanagan gets the look of his film right, but faithfully following Stephen King's disjointed plot drains the movie of its power Read more

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The characters are thin, the storytelling confusing and the CG action feels like a video game Read more

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Ira Sachs’s picture about a blended family gathered at the Portuguese seaside comes together in the powerful second half Read more

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Martin Scorsese’s starry epic American crime story is filled with authentic and sharply observed details Read more

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Olivian Colman Tobias Menzies The Crown

Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix's historical soap opera returns with Olivia Colman stepping into the role of Queen Elizabeth II Read more

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Synonyms

Courtesy of Kino Lorber

Israeli director Nadav Lapid goes for the jugular with a maniacal exploration of toxic nationalism, identity and shame Read more

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Harriet

Courtesy of TIFF

Star Cynthia Erivo is convincing and compelling as the famed abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Read more

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terminator dark fate

Skydance/Paramount Pictures

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are back, but the best reason to see this familiar sequel is newcomer Mackenzie Davis Read more

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The brilliant first part of the Netflix series’ final season suggests a gathering storm Read more

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This second crack at adapting Philip Pullman’s fantasy series is still silly, but at least the CG effects and casting are decent Read more

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Doc about an underground hospital trying to save victims of the Syrian civil war is immediate and dramatic – even with shameless flourishes Read more

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black and blue

Sony Pictures/Screen Gems

Thriller starring Naomie Harris as a rookie cop on the run in New Orleans has all the ingredients to work, but gets the recipe wrong Read more

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Pain And Glory

Manolo Pavón/Sony Pictures Classics

Pedro Almodóvar's self-reflective film starring Antonio Banderas is a moving meditation on aging and the lasting effects of repression Read more

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HBO dramedy gives Kathryn Hahn a juicy leading role as a middle-age empty nester with a MILF porn addiction Read more

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Jojo Rabbit

Kimberley French / Twentieth Century Fox

Once the queasy/funny tone sets in, Taika Waititi's Nazi comedy never steps wrong Read more

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The Lighthouse

A24 Films

Robert Eggers's film starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson is a giddy and unrelenting homage to the silent era Read more

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