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Movies: Let the sun set on ‘Sundown’

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Pantelion Films

Sundown is less a film than a feature-length tourism ad for a Mexican vacation. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Family Fang’

There are a million ways for parents to screw up their kids. The Family Fang serves up a new one: cutting-edge performance art. Read more

‘Money Monster’ has a down day on Wall Street

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Sony Pictures

Jodie Foster channels her inner ’70s filmmaker in the slick, streamlined Money Monster, her cinematic shout-out to “mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” films such as Network and Read more

Dev Patel, ‘Infinity’ make math seem almost inspiring

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IFC

The Man Who Knew Infinity takes an incredible true story — about an impoverished Indian man whose Jedi math skills helped him triumph over race, class and bad food in early 20th century England — and telescopes it into a well-made and heartfelt yet predi... Read more

Movie review: ‘High Rise’ has some low points

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Magnolia Pictures

High-Rise is as impressive as a film can be without quite being satisfying. Read more

Martial-arts action makes up for plot in ‘Kill Zone 2’

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Well Go USA

The Chinese martial-arts film Kill Zone 2 has a serpentine plot that doesn’t just verge on the incomprehensible, it practically celebrates it. Read more

Movie review: Haunting ‘Phantom of the Theatre’

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Well Go USA

Though it sounds like one, the Chinese movie Phantom of the Theatre is not a rip-off of The Phantom of the Opera. That doesn't mean it’s unprecedented. Read more

Low-key family drama rings true in ‘The Meddler’

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Sony Pictures Classics

The smooth, cozy charm of writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler offers considerable seriocomic satisfaction in its story of a mother and a daughter, the meddler and the meddled with, respectively. Read more

‘Captain America: Civil War’ deserves superhero worship

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Marvel

Moviegoers can be forgiven if they’re a little skittish about returning to theaters for another superhero-vs.-superhero showdown. After the cinematic car crash of Batman v Superman, the idea of a gang of costumed crusaders going WWII on each other doesn’... Read more

Review: ‘Vaxxed,’ film that was pulled from Tribeca Film Festival

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AP

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is the documentary that, amid controversy, was pulled from the lineup of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. It asserts a link between the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) and autism, particularly when given to children ... Read more

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