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Dubbed “the Queen of Housewife Rock,” 1970s Australian songstress Helen Reddy may not have maintained long-lasting name recognition among younger generations, but her 1971 song “I Am Woman” remains an indelible cultural touchstone and rallying cry. The unofficial anthem of the women’s rights…

Friday, April 17, 2020
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When I tell people what the next film in this Disney+ review series is, their reactions have been split between (1) blank and (2) with a furrowed eyebrow like Joey Tribbiani doing math in his head. “The Reluctant Dragon” has that effect on people.

Friday, March 13, 2020
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After being pulled from the release calendar in the fall of 2019 in the wake of a summer of mass shootings, Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Hunt,” a titillating, topical take on “The Most Dangerous Game,” took on the sheen of something forbidden, illicit, too shocking to be seen. It’s a bit o…

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Every few years, Vin Diesel likes to remind audiences that he does do movies that are not of the fast and furious or alien tree variety. He’ll throw in an “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” or a “The Last Witch Hunter” to remind us all he’s more than Groot or Dom Toretto. He can also be a generic …

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Much like our furry friends, movies about man’s best friend come in all shapes and sizes: lost dog movies, talking dog movies, military dog movies, reincarnated dog movies. “The Call of the Wild,” directed by Chris Sanders and based on the classic novella by Jack London, is what one might ca…

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Watching Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s deeply uncomfortable absurdist relationship drama “Force Majeure,” one can’t help but think that this bleakly obtuse and existentially unbearable film is the type that would never be greenlighted in the United States. So it’s a bit of a shock that th…

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In 1967, Twentieth Century Fox undertook an expensive and complicated production of “Doctor Dolittle,” based on a series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting, about a doctor in Victorian England who talks to animals. Starring Rex Harrison, “Doctor Dolittle” was a notoriously doomed production…

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The opening shot of “Underwater” roves around the empty, industrial passageways of some kind of transport vessel, the walls creaking. Motivated by an unknown force, the camera’s pan ultimately lands on Norah (Kristen Stewart), who has cropped bleached hair and a mouthful of toothpaste, clad …

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He appears out of nowhere at the tail end of the Safdie brothers’ acclaimed crime drama “Uncut Gems,” playing a sleazy operator who helps a young woman ferry bags of cash to the Mohegan Sun. He makes quite an impression – the feathered hair of a 1970s rock star, a dazzling white smile and th…

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Will Smith has had a hit or miss year at the movies. His experiment with high-frame-rate action and acting opposite a digital composite of his younger self in Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” didn’t exactly light the world on fire. So it’s nice that he’s closing out the year on a more positive note, w…