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Claire Foy shines as Queen Elizabeth II, but the intimate drama that made season one so good takes a backseat to bland historical reenactments more

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A great performance from Kate Winslet can’t make us care about her or any other character more

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Thriller by Quebecois directors has a great premise but leaves its actors looking gloomy and perplexed more

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Still, this low-budget schlockfest is an improvement over the original, thanks to an amusing redneck sidekick character more

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Film about the backstory of the Dickens classic features some good performances, but the story isn’t very filling more

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Drama about a socially awkward lawyer who emerges from another era gets sentimental but doesn’t engage us emotionally more

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And, hey, it’s leagues better than Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice more

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But the question for us Black women is: do we still want it? more

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What could have been a terrific speculative fiction film simply feels like an exercise more

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Baron Wolman

Despite some important journalism, the iconic music mag was hopelessly apolitical early on and never shed its obnoxious sexism more

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Melissa Leo’s ludicrous performance as the Reverend Mother is emblematic of debut filmmaker’s failure to take control more

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This is no reboot – the eighth installment in the horror franchise sticks to the torture-porn formula more

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Most of this film is just a flat imitation of the Coen brothers' Blood Simple more

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Every moment is laden with meaning because this is a Tragic True Story more

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Simon Varsano

The franchise's eighth film is more of a gruesome crime picture than a horror movie more

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The Lord Of The Rings actor makes his directorial debut with a frustrating drama about a disability rights activist more

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FBI criminal profiling drama starring Jonathan Groff boasts high production values, but the premise is dated and unnecessary more

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It’s being billed as a Jackie Chan film, but it’s really a mediocre political thriller revolving around Pierce Brosnan’s former IRA soldier more

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Not only did Deep Throat not bring down the White House, he was involved in other, more unsavoury, activities more

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Film about A.A. Milne and the Winnie-the-Pooh books works way too hard to make us feel something more

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