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Greta: Stalk of the Town

The odd, flawed thriller Greta is the latest chapter in Isabelle Huppert’s strange career in English. She is deservedly a giant in her native...

Odds and Ends

Time once again for one of my February traditions: This column, in which I tell you about some movies that did not play in...

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

If you are watching this year’s Oscars, you’re probably doing it to see how else the ceremony can screw up. First, there was the...

Happy Death Day 2U: One Day More

I enjoyed Happy Death Day when it came out 18 months ago, but I was still skeptical of the idea for a sequel. I...

Alita: Body of an Angel

This was always going to happen. Alita: Battle Angel is the first successful Hollywood adaptation of a Japanese manga comic in history. Robert Rodriguez...

Lego 2: Stick to It

Except for one important element, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part has pretty much everything that the original film had. The jokes are...

Extreme Job: Chicken Cops

I was waiting my whole life for someone to make a movie about fried chicken. I didn’t know that until I actually saw Extreme...

Destroyer: Violent Cop

Movies so often depict loose-cannon cops as heroes, men (it’s always men) who work for the law but happily ignore it to leave the...

Kid Who Would Be King: Alex and the Apocalypse

Ever since I saw Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the age of 13, it has ruined all other movies about King Arthur...

Beale Street: Dusky Dream Harlem

The movies have mostly neglected James Baldwin, but the 20th-century novelist and essayist foresaw everything that’s happening in Trump’s America, so it’s good that...