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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Is Prime Primate Action

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Is Prime Primate Action

The latest in the classic sci-fi series earns all of its bombast.

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Is Prime Primate Action
Marvel Delivers a Well-Adjusted Spider-Teen

Marvel Delivers a Well-Adjusted Spider-Teen

The latest reboot succeeds by swapping Peter Parker’s angst with daffy levity.

Marvel Delivers a Well-Adjusted Spider-Teen
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Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” Isn’t Beguiling

The Cannes award-winning Civil War period piece is mere decoration.

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Hirokazu Kore-eda Drops a Sad Sack into a Storm

Even with its on-the-nose metaphor, ‘After the Storm’ is beautifully made.

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Salma Hayek Takes on the Rich in Beatriz at Dinner

Salma Hayek Takes on the Rich in Beatriz at Dinner

With a plot seemingly set up for moral payoff, the film refreshingly subverts those expectations.

Salma Hayek Takes on the Rich in Beatriz at Dinner
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“My Cousin Rachel” Succeeds as Pulp With Purpose

An exercise in critical thinking, the film forces us to weigh our own prejudices against the screen.

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Under Its Glossy Exterior, ‘Paris Can Wait’ Is Tone-Deaf

Under Its Glossy Exterior, ‘Paris Can Wait’ Is Tone-Deaf

Full of oblivious privileged characters and well-photographed food, the film is thoroughly off.

Under Its Glossy Exterior, ‘Paris Can Wait’ Is Tone-Deaf
The ghost sharks are neat, though.

In the Fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ Dead Men Tell Old Tales

The latest in the Disney series is a showy summer rehash.

The ghost sharks are neat, though.
Sifting Through SIFF

Sifting Through SIFF

The best of the upcoming enormous film fest.

Sifting Through SIFF
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King Arthur and the Bros of the Round Table

Guy Ritchie’s take on Camelot is a joyless medieval sausage fest.

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‘A Quiet Passion’ Is as Enjoyably Eccentric as Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

‘A Quiet Passion’ Is as Enjoyably Eccentric as Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

What could’ve been a stuffy biopic turns into a fittingly odd ode to its unconventional subject.

‘A Quiet Passion’ Is as Enjoyably Eccentric as Emily Dickinson’s Poetry
A Filmic Stand to the Travel Ban

A Filmic Stand to the Travel Ban

The Seventh Art Stand, a free film festival featuring Islamic works, will take over Seattle next month.

A Filmic Stand to the Travel Ban
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The Plot-Free ‘Free Fire’

Ben Wheatley’s latest strips the action genre of all but its violent core.

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In Colossal, Anne Hathaway Accidentally Summons a Giant Monster in South Korea

The premise may be goofy, but the film ends up being much more than a quirky Kaiju flick.

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Walter Hill’s “The Assignment” Is Unapologetically Deranged

This action flick with an unwanted gender-reassignment surgery at its center is lurid and clunky.

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Raw Is a Cannibalistic Coming-of-Age Tale

Raw Is a Cannibalistic Coming-of-Age Tale

Growing up and throwing up in this occasionally uncanny film.

Raw Is a Cannibalistic Coming-of-Age Tale
“T2 Trainspotting” Exchanges the Original’s Edge for Sentimentality

“T2 Trainspotting” Exchanges the Original’s Edge for Sentimentality

There might be something here for diehard fans, but otherwise the nostalgia’s empty.

“T2 Trainspotting” Exchanges the Original’s Edge for Sentimentality
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Feeding the Beast

Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake feels factory-made.

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The Quiet, Stop-Motion Heart of ‘My Life as a Zucchini’

This animated Swiss Oscar nominee may have lost to ‘Zootopia,’ but its subtle soul shines regardless.

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‘Logan’—Which Should Be a Snooze-Fest Wolverine Tale—Is Actually One of Marvel’s Best

With surprisingly solid storytelling and unexpected plot points, the X-Men outing excels.

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