Movie Reviews

'Searching' has an innovative approach to storytelling—the entire film takes place on computer screens.

'Searching' has an innovative approach to storytelling—the entire film takes place on computer screens.

A clever framing device surrounds a more conventional film

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Glenn Close does her best, but 'The Wife' is little more than a prestigious soap opera.

Glenn Close does her best, but 'The Wife' is little more than a prestigious soap opera.

Male egos and the Pulitzer Prize are fodder for a sappy soap

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'Crazy Rich Asians' is... OK...

'Crazy Rich Asians' is... OK...

The movie certainly deserves praise, but not for its plot

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In the decade since the release of 'The Dark Knight,' critics and academics still can't agree on what it all means.

In the decade since the release of 'The Dark Knight,' critics and academics still can't agree on what it all means.

On 10th anniversary, 'The Dark Knight' returns to theaters, hits Netflix

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'The Meg' promises a far bigger bite than it can deliver

'The Meg' promises a far bigger bite than it can deliver

Where was the block-long shark we were promised? This thing's only 70 feet!

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In 'Puzzle,' a lonely housewife finds liberation through competitive jigsawing.

In 'Puzzle,' a lonely housewife finds liberation through competitive jigsawing.

A love story and family drama are pieced together in this jigsaw of a film

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Rock Rubber 45s - Inspiring autobiographical doc profiles Bobbito Garcia, a man at the nexus of cool

Rock Rubber 45s - Inspiring autobiographical doc profiles Bobbito Garcia, a man at the nexus of cool

Robert 'Bobbito' Garcia tells his story, in his words—with a little help from his celebrity friends—in 'Rock Rubber 45s,' which is screening at this year's San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

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In 'BlackkKlansman,' a secular Jew and Colorado Springs' first black cop team up to battle the KKK.

In 'BlackkKlansman,' a secular Jew and Colorado Springs' first black cop team up to battle the KKK.

Spike Lee's latest is a winner about an unlikely undercover mission

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DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN REVIEW

DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN REVIEW

Disney’s Christopher Robin, now playing in theaters, is the feel good film you didn’t know you needed. It’s a great film for kids, but even better for adults could use something a little calming.

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The Spy Who Dumped Me: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon buddy up for forgettable spy comedy.

The Spy Who Dumped Me: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon buddy up for forgettable spy comedy.

Kate McKinnon can't save this crass, chick-buddy flick aimed at dudes

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Two of Marilyn Monroe's most iconic films duel with a revival of two 007 films from 1983.

Two of Marilyn Monroe's most iconic films duel with a revival of two 007 films from 1983.

Marilyn Monroe, Sean Connery and Roger Moore all star in revivals at 3Below

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'Mission: Impossible—Fallout' is a knockout, excelling in its mix of trickery and brute force.

'Mission: Impossible—Fallout' is a knockout, excelling in its mix of trickery and brute force.

The latest in action film franchise is a nearly perfect, highly explosive delight

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In 'Blindspotting' the racial and economic divide tearing at the fabric of Oakland is explored through the friendship between a white man and a black man.

In 'Blindspotting' the racial and economic divide tearing at the fabric of Oakland is explored through the friendship between a white man and a black man.

Another film continues summer trend of highlighting inequality in Oakland

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In 'Eighth Grade,' early adolescent Kayla balances an awkward social life and highly polished social media presence.

In 'Eighth Grade,' early adolescent Kayla balances an awkward social life and highly polished social media presence.

Being stuck in the middle of junior high sucks, but it makes for a nostalgic story

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SKYSCRAPER (2018) REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER (2018) REVIEW

A SEMI-DECENT (IF NOT GENERIC) ACTION ENDEAVOR

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In documentary 'The King,' Elvis is a metaphor for American malaise

In documentary 'The King,' Elvis is a metaphor for American malaise

At his height, Elvis Presley captivated the nation; at his lowest, he died on his toilet hopped up on opiods.

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Remarkable story of three brothers separated at birth has a dark twist

Remarkable story of three brothers separated at birth has a dark twist

THESE FAMOUS TRIPLETS DISCOVER LAYER UPON LAYER OF SURPRISES—NOT ALL OF THEM PLEASANT—IN THE NEW DOCUMENTARY ‘THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS’

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Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska star in 'Damsel,' a black comedy masquerading as a Western.

Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska star in 'Damsel,' a black comedy masquerading as a Western.

Finally, a Western for the #MeToo era

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