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Sci-fi sequel is missing the playful spirit that drove the 2013 original.
From the outset, this horror thriller keeps us off balance.
Film's goal was to ridicule Russian leaders without insulting the populace.
Farce traces the frantic scramble for power among his henchmen.
Dark coming-of-age comedy strays into risky territory but the young actress pulls it off.
"7 Days in Entebbe" villain stars in three simultaneous projects.
It's a coming-out, coming-of-age charmer of the highest order.
The Oscar-winning actress packs an emotional punch in this reboot of the immensely successful video game film franchise.
Dramatized account of 1976 terrorist hijacking avoids clichéd villains and heroes.
The drama is couched as a criticism of Russia.
Two mean teens set the pace in the suspense comedy.
First-time filmmaker's "Thoroughbreds" gleefully mashes up genres.
Attempt to make an action-comedy-crime thriller misses all three targets.
Hollywood's changing perspective is reflected by a refreshing crop of Hollywood talent.
The Covert Commendations cut through the hollow hoopla of the Academy Awards.
Stories by and about women stake their claim to Academy Award nominations.
Campy asides almost are enough to save the sexy thriller "Red Sparrow."
Review: The star, director and writer all are firing blanks.
Hostess Kristin Scott Thomas' menu includes eating crow.
Even by her standards, sci-fi adventure "Annihilation" is a gutsy career choice.
Metaphorical adventure is based on real-life fears.
Nine of the 10 movies are new to Minnesota.
Action-comedy effectively flaunts its silliness and showcases Jason Bateman's chops as comic straight man.
Impressive cast is wasted in a plotless mishmash of vignettes.
The hotly anticipated "Black Panther" is poised to pounce on a new era for African-American superheroes.
Superhero adventure takes a familiar genre in a fresh direction.
He still plays with dinosaurs, and now gets paid for it.
Cave man comedy "Early Man" is another sophisticated Aardman gem.
Erotic, anxiety-fueled romantic thriller not for everyone.
Fact-filled story of three buddies thwarting a terrorist attack drags.
The Oscar-nominated shorts pack a lot into small packages.
This year's lineup was more wide-ranging than ever.
The actor wanted to make a western that was as harsh as the real history.
The movie tells a simple but effective story about a singular American soul.
"Happy End" is a haunting murder-melodrama.
Oscar nomination seems certain for her turn in Vietnam War-era drama.
"Phantom Thread" is a complex story of an enigmatic couturier.
Viewers of all ages will appreciate its message and its artistry.
Margot Robbie shines in offbeat retelling of the skating scandal.
For the first time in months, this weekend brings no new movies. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Thriller on Getty kidnapping is layered with fascinating characters and life lessons.
At the top: Guillermo Del Toro's "Shape of Water."
Lilliputian fantasy comes off as genuine and meaningful.
Veteran director refused to let a casting issue derail his movie "All the Money in the World."
The passion of "Call Me by Your Name" feels like more than just movie acting.
A musical biography based on circus promoter P.T. Barnum, the movie comes up short on nearly every level.
Re-imagining of "Beauty and the Beast" is Guillermo del Toro's greatest film.
"The Shape of Water" is the latest example of his willingness to celebrate "the patron saints of imperfection."
Sci-fi comedy "Downsizing" is a whole new world for the down-to-earth filmmaker.
Finnish film takes an atypical approach to a serious situation.
"The Last Jedi" breaks new ground with plot twists while honoring the beloved history of "Star Wars."
Role of Winston Churchill rates as Gary Oldman's finest hour.
Tale of romantic delusion could be interpreted as being autobiographical.
Excruciatingly slow start derails a promising story.
Gary Oldman transformed himself to play the legendary British statesman.
Annual collection of award-winning commercials continues to delight and amaze Twin Cities viewers.
"The Disaster Artist" pays satiric homage to a legendary failure.
Norwegian thriller is deliberately elusive.
He's much more than just the "Science Guy."
Animated drama set in Kabul mixes fantasy and gritty reality.
"Three Billboards" filmmaker wrote part of a vengeful mother for Frances McDormand.
Edgy comic-drama blurs the lines between good and bad, kindness and cruelty.
"Coco" moves Pixar into pleasant new territory.
Portrayal of a struggling lawyer avoids pat clichés and easy answers.
Powerful portrayals of deep characters elevate this illness drama far beyond its genre's clichés.
Drama thrusts the veteran actor into a role and a movie unlike any of his others.
It plays like a long promo for the superheroes' other movies.
Down-to-earth performances carry drama about Vietnam veterans.
These nine films promise an escape from the same-old this season.
The film is a dazzling collaboration between two of the most impressive art-house actresses of the past decade.
There's little suspense, and less entertainment, in this sluggish mystery.
Marvel comic-book adaptation overpowers with humor.
Stylishly innovative samurai adventure breaks the mold.
Portrait of a troubled surgeon is intentionally difficult to watch.
Fact-based drama focuses on veterans struggling to rejoin civilian life.
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