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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...

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...