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June 22

Mini-reviews of 'Wakefield,' 'Score' and 'Restless Creature'

Wakefield ★ out of four stars Rated: R for some sexual material and language. In English and subtitled Russian.   Here is a symphony…
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June 22

Masterful Christopher Plummer isn't enough to save 'The Exception' 

REVIEW: "The Exception" whitewashes WWII in search of true love.
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June 22

Sam Elliott truly is 'The Hero' of this drama 

REVIEW: After decades in supporting turns, the veteran actor dazzles in a starring role in "The Hero."
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June 22

Lawrence of Arabia's female counterpart finally gets attention in 'Letters From Baghdad' 

REVIEW: "Letters From Baghdad" finally pays heed to the fascinating, adventurous, intriguing character of Gertrude Bell, the very antithesis of demure womanhood in Victorian England.
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June 20

'Transformers' unfolds in nonstop — but fun — bombast 

REVIEW: Making a giant-budget behemoth of a movie based on nothing more than nonstop bombast is more an art than a science, and this is Michael Bay's Sistine Chapel.
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June 15

Mini reviews of '47 Meters Down,' 'All Eyez on Me' and 'Band Aid'

All Eyez on Me ★★ out of four stars Rated: R for language throughout, drug use, violence, some nudity and sexuality.   Revolutionary rapper…
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June 15

Mini reviews of 'Chasing Trane,' 'The Women's Balcony' and 'Once Upon a Time in Venice'

Chasing Trane ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: Not rated Theater: Lagoon   John Coltrane died from liver cancer in 1967, but this documentary…
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June 15
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Pixar's 'Cars 3' sputters to what we hope is the finish line 

REVIEW: There are only so many times you can watch cartoon speed competitions between talking cars with eyeball windshields before they become rather draggy.
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June 15

Salma Hayek delivers laughs and a message in 'Beatriz' 

REVIEW: "Beatriz at Dinner" is a comedy strewn with emotional land mines.
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June 15

Naomi Watts' 'Book of Henry' rewrites expectations

REVIEW: Multiple genre changes challenge viewers to keep up in "The Book of Henry.".
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June 15

Scarlett Johansson shows her comic chops in 'Rough Night' 

REVIEW: This story about a disastrous bash is derivative but still enjoyable.
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June 15

What do epic 'Jurassic World' and little 'Book of Henry' have in common? Their director

"Book of Henry" director embraces extremes.
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June 8

'My Cousin Rachel' is a relatively creepy look at British cultural history 

REVIEW: Handsomely mounted, beautifully cast and tautly directed, "My Cousin Rachel" gives us a piece of British cultural history in the form of a chilling period mystery.
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June 8

Tom Cruise's 'Mummy' reboot is dead on arrival 

REVIEW: Even the presence of Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe can't revive this corpse, part of Universal's reboot of its classic monster movies.
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June 8

Ken Loach comes out of retirement to take a riveting look at fighting the good fight 

REVIEW: British director Ken Loach takes a wrenching look at society and human kindness in "I, Daniel Blake."
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June 8

Powerful drama looks back at racism in Sweden 

REVIEW: Sámi-Swedish writer/director Amanda Kernell has created a compelling drama about Scandinavian racism, history, betrayal and endurance.
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June 2

Mini-reviews of 'Last Men in Aleppo' and 'The Commune'

Last Men in Aleppo ★★★★ out of four stars Unrated: by the MPAA; violent wartime images. In subtitled Arabic. Theater: St. Anthony Main. …
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June 1

Keep calm and appreciate Brian Cox's biography of Churchill 

REVIEW: "Churchill" is an extremely well made film that is the best example of British heroic portraiture since "The King's Speech."
June 1

With a title like 'Captain Underpants,' you were expecting something sophisticated? 

REVIEW: Yes, it's immature and silly. But it's also very funny.
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June 1

Indie 'Dean' is a winsome tale of love and loss 

REVIEW: "Dean" is a surprising, impressive work with perfectly observed moments of awkwardness and embarrassment among endearing characters.
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