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Shazam!: Superbig

They finally got it. After years of tepid reviews from critics and grumbling from fans, the decision-makers at DC Comics and Warner Bros. finally...

Us: We Have Met the Enemy

Like Stephen King, Jordan Peele is a master at setting up an aggressively normal world and then introducing details that are further and further...

Gloria in Excelsis

This Sebastián Lelio doesn’t let the moss gather. The Chilean director has now put out four films made in three countries in a span...

Climax: Dance Dance Execution

If you don’t read another word of my review of Climax, just click on the video screen below: https://youtu.be/9n-6A6bPBA0 That’s awesome. It comes near the beginning...

Furie: Oh, Ngô!

Martial-arts films have been a financial mainstay and a source of pride for the movie industries of China and Japan. More recently, South Korea,...

Captain Marvel: 2 Legit 2 Quit

Thirteen months ago, Black Panther arrived in our theaters weighed down with hopes and expectations, and it met those in a style worthy of...

Everybody Knows: Desaparecida

So, the next great Spanish-language filmmaker is Iranian. I’ve seen weirder things in my time. Iran’s not a good place to be a filmmaker...

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...