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August 11

Thriller 'Wind River' is built on multiple layers of hostility 

REVIEW: The classy shocker "Wind River" adds to the already impressive filmography of Taylor Sheridan.
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August 10

Mini reviews of 'Bedeviled,' 'Afterimage,' 'Pilgrimage,' 'Nut Job 2,' more

Bedeviled ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R for terror, language and some sexual material Theater: New Vision Oakdale 20   Impeccably well-made,…
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August 10

Newest 'Annabelle' chapter is the scariest one yet 

REVIEW: "Annabelle: Creation" gives its sentient devil doll the eerie and unsettling prequel she deserves. The earlier films were never this deliciously twisted.
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August 10

'Glass Castle' reflects poorly on its subjects 

REVIEW: Dramatized biography doesn't always ring true.
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August 10

Kyle Mooney of 'SNL' is quirky but little else in misguided 'Brigsby Bear' 

REVIEW: The indie comedy is too scattered to be effective.
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August 3

Oscar-winner Bigelow's 'Detroit' is a disquieting look at a disturbing time 

REVIEW: Kathryn Bigelow's newsreel-style film vividly evokes a brutal 1967 race riot that still echoes today.
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August 3

Big-budget film of Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' comes up woefully short 

REVIEW: Stephen King's tale is a horror story — but not in the intended sense.
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August 3

'Inconvenient Sequel' finds Al Gore still on a mission 

REVIEW: He hasn't saved the planet — yet — but movie shows that he's not giving up.
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July 28

'The Emoji Movie' can be summed up in one emoji: meh 

The only laughs come from brand recognition.
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July 27

Mini-reviews of 'The Midwife' and 'The B-Side'

The Midwife ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: Unrated. In subtitled French. Theater: Edina.   The midwife of the title is Claire (Catherine Frot),…
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July 27

'Atomic Blonde' with Charlize Theron is a real blast

Spy thriller's key lesson: Don't mess with Charlize Theron.
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July 27

Review: 'Landline' is disconnected

Nostalgic emphasis works but ultimately doesn't matter.
July 21

The thinking-person's feel good movie of the summer

An odd premise about a road trip by a man and his elephant is executed excellently.
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July 21

Mini reviews of 'Valerian' and '13 Minutes'

13 Minutes ⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R for violence, torture, brief sensuality and profanity. In subtitled German. Theater: Edina.   Ostensibly,…
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July 20

Director Christopher Nolan turns defeat at 'Dunkirk' into a cinematic triumph 

REVIEW: This ferocious depiction of the World War II beachfront battle will awe some viewers and alienate others — for the same basic reasons.
July 20

Casey Affleck's 'A Ghost Story' is a haunting tale of love and loss 

REVIEW: "A Ghost Story" is a simple, wrenching story of love and loss that pries open a window onto eternity.
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July 20

'Girls Trip' knows the route to rowdy fun 

REVIEW: Comedy meshes potty humor and heartfelt female empowerment.
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July 14

Horror flick 'Wish Upon' is odd, but could be a cult classic 

REVIEW: This spooky teen story isn't particularly heavy on the scares and over-delivers on the unintentional giggles.
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July 14

'War for the Planet of the Apes' is a total victory 

REVIEW: With strong visuals and terrific characters, "War for the Planet of the Apes" is a breathtaking climax for the recent prequels.
July 13

Moody mystery 'Moka' works better as a character study 

REVIEW: "Moka" is more effective as a drama than a whodunit.
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