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  • Anti–romantic comedy Some Kind of Beautiful starts with a dialogue scene that baldly explains to viewers what kind of casually chauvinistic narrative it's not going to be. That promise is gracelessly and repeatedly broken...

  • The worst thing you can say about stop-motion kids adventure Shaun the Sheep Movie is that it's a feature-length series of sight gags. Based on the popular British TV series, Shaun the Sheep Movie revolves around the pantomime humor...

  • 1 month ago | Film Reviews

    How much time would you like to spend in the company of benignly kooky hobbyists? That's the question to ask before committing to docu-commercial A Lego Brickumentary, a largely genial but frequently wearying feature-length toy ad. The film's cent...

  • How much time would you like to spend in the company of benignly kooky hobbyists? That's the question to ask before committing to docu-commercial A Lego Brickumentary, a largely genial but frequently wearying feature-length toy ad....

  • If you watch paint-by-numbers biopic Paulo Coelho's Best Story with no knowledge of who the elusive title character is, you will leave the film without understanding what made the celebrated author of The Alchemist more than just...

  • From the first scene of the frustratingly semi-impressionistic Argentinian action-drama Ardor, Kaí (Gael García Bernal), a stoic outsider who inexplicably materializes half-naked out of a lake, is presented as the...

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