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Movie review: ‘Heaven Knows What’

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Radius-TWC

Reality and fiction merge in a haze of cinematic delirium in Heaven Knows What, a striking portrait of addiction that doesn’t say anything new — drugs are bad, kids — but it leaves a lasting and chilling impression. Read more

Movie review: ‘Sunshine Superman’

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Magnolia Pictures

Writer-director Marah Strauch made a solid choice for the subject of her feature debut. Her riveting documentary, Sunshine Superman, follows the airborne career of Carl Boenish (“rhymes with Danish”), who repeatedly hurled himself off cliffs and building... Read more

Movie review: ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’

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Matt Kennedy

The best advice to those who choose to spend 97 minutes of their lives on Insidious: Chapter 3: Bring earplugs. Read more

Movie review: ‘Barely Lethal’

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A24

At one point in Barely Lethal, a perky teenage special-ops agent played by True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld binge-watches Mean Girls, Clueless, some John Hughes movies and other titles from the teen canon in... Read more

Movie review: ‘Love & Mercy’

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Roadside Attractions

The Beach Boys’ public face in the ’60s may have been all about fun, fun, fun, but there was a lot of torment behind the surfboards and T-Birds. It’s captured in all of its painful yet musically rhapsodic glory in Love & Mercy, a film that ranks a... Read more

Movie review: ‘When Marnie Was There’

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GKids

When Marnie Was There, the delicate, evocative new Japanese animated film from Studio Ghibli, does not fall neatly into any conventional narrative category. But that doesn’t get in the way of it being visually spectacular. Read more

Movie review: 'Sunshine Superman'

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Magnolia Pictures

Writer-director Marah Strauch made a solid choice for the subject of her feature debut. Her riveting documentary, Sunshine Superman, follows the airborne career of Carl Boenish (“rhymes with Danish”), who repeatedly hurled himself off cliffs and buildings, p... Read more

Movie review: ‘Spy’

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Twentieth Century Fox

Writer-director Paul Feig and his Bridesmaids muse, Melissa McCarthy, flip the script and ditch the fat jokes for their latest. And Spy, a bloody-minded spy spoof, is all the richer for it. Read more

Movie review: ‘Entourage’

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Warner Bros.

Entourage is the uninvited dinner guest who insists on sticking around long after the party’s over. Read more

Movie review: ‘In the Name of My Daughter’

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Cohen Media Group

The French film In the Name of My Daughter is based on a tricky real-life story. It’s even trickier to write about without giving away spoilers, if that’s even the right word for details that are revealed about actual events. Read more

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