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‘The Lobster’ is simply delicious

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A24

Deliciously weird, satirically funny and dreamlike — bad dreamlike — The Lobster is the sort of visionary film that can only be created by a great provocateur. Read more

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ isn’t the end of the world, but …

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Twentieth Century Fox

The last two “X-Men” movies — Days of Future Past(2014) and Read more

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is murky

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Disney

In Disney’s follow-up to 2010’s ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland to save her friend the Mad Hatter, played by Johnny Depp. But it’s not worth the trip. Read more

‘Hockney’ documentary paints a colorful picture

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Associated Press

How did David Hockney, born and raised in working-class Yorkshire, become perhaps the modern painter most associated with Los Angeles? The lively, affectionate documentary Hockney doesn’t necessarily answer that question, but it provides entertaining glimpses o... Read more

Movies: ‘Love & Friendship’ delights in Jane Austen’s scheming

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Ross McDonnell

It was the comedy, not the romance, in Jane Austen’s work that drew writer-director Whit Stillman to her unfinished novella Lady Susan. Read more

‘Neighbors 2’ moves in with a fresh point of view

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Universal

Two years ago, Neighbors writers Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, along with director Nicholas Stoller, reinvented the classic college party movie by pitting the frat guys against the young parents next door. Read more

‘Angry Birds’ soars from game to movie screen

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Columbia Pictures/Rovio Entertainment

If you’ve ever played the mobile video game Angry Birds, you might have found yourself wondering — why am I sling-shotting cartoon birds at grinning green pigs? Why are these birds so angry? What have the pigs done to deserve this destruction? Read more

‘The Nice Guys’ doesn’t finish last

The Nice Guys

From the very first shot — rising over the back of a tattered, pre-restoration Hollywood sign to reveal the L.A. sprawl below while the bass from the Temptations’ Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone bumps in the background — The ... Read more

‘Dark Horse’ documentary is a winner

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Who can resist a good horse story? Simply and directly made, Dark Horse is a rousing documentary about Welsh villagers who chip in a modest sum to buy and train a racehorse, and find that they have a winner on their hands. Read more

‘A Bigger Splash’ really makes you hate the houseguest

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StudioCanal

On one level — say, the deep end of a swimming pool in a villa on a volcanic isle — A Bigger Splash is the art film version of a houseguest-from-hell horror story. Read more

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