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Movie review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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Jasin Boland

Mad Max: Fury Road is really like nothing else out there. Read more

Movie review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

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Can we please talk about the snottiness of Pitch Perfect 2? It’s seriously snotty. It’s a two-hour lesson in how to act like a frenemy to your alleged friends. And it’s not funny enough. Read more

Movie review: ‘The 100-year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’

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Music Box Films

Echoes of the hilarious ineptitude of Woody Allen’s Take the Money and Run and the historic kookiness of Forrest Gump turn up throughout The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, s... Read more

Movie review: ‘Echoes of War’

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ARC Entertainment

Take away the armies and artillery, and a low-budget Civil War movie turns into a Western. Read more

Movie review: ‘Iris’

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Magnolia Pictures

She was never a great beauty, a model or magazine editor, never married anybody famous. But somehow, Iris Apfel was anointed a New York “fashion icon.” Read more

Movie review: ‘Noble’

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Aspiration Media

She flips off the nuns who took her in and educated her, is fond of profanity and wasn’t above a little premarital sex. Read more

Movie review: ‘Ride’

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Screen Media Films

See Helen Hunt surf. Check out how well-preserved Helen Hunt looks in a wetsuit. Remember how well Helen Hunt handles biting, witty banter. Read more

Movie review: ‘Welcome to Me’

Welcome to Me, starring Kristen Wiig, is weirdly off center yet strangely in sync with the times. Read more

Movie review: ‘Bravetown’

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eOne Entertainment

The unspoken grief of a small, patriotic rural town that refuses to talk about its combat dead is a heavy burden to slap on a formulaic city-kid-turns-rural-dance-team-into-champs dramedy. Read more

Movie review: ‘Hot Pursuit’

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Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Warner Bros.

But for the fact that there’s nothing disagreeable about looking at Sofia Vergara, Hot Pursuit would be intolerable. The coming-attractions trailer, which was fun and seemed promising, contained every laugh. Read more

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