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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18:  Actresses Jennifer Saunders (L) and Joanna Lumley attend the "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" New York premiere at SVA Theater on July 18, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’

Ab Fab is back. And, given the state of the world of late and our collective need for a few laughs, not a moment too soon.


LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12:  Chris Pine arrives for the UK premiere of "Star Trek Beyond" at Empire Leicester Square on July 12, 2016 in London, UK.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

‘Star Trek Beyond, ‘ the third installment in the most recent rebooted series, is very much on the pedestrian side.


(From L) US director Woody Allen, US actress Kristen Stewart and US actor Jesse Eisenberg pose as they arrive on May 11, 2016 for the screening of the film "Cafe Society" during the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI        (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Café Society’

‘Café Society’ is essentially a romcom. But there’s an existential sadness underlying the plot that gives the film a legitimate distinctiveness.


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Movie Review: ‘Ghostbusters’

Thirty years later, it arrives, a reimagined ‘Ghostbusters’ for a new generation.


NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 22:  Owen Suskind, Journalist Ron Suskind and Cornelia Suskind Speak at Q&A for the screening of "Life, Animated" during the 2016 Nantucket Film Festival Day 1 on June 22, 2016 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for 2016 Nantucket Film Festival)

Movie Review: ‘Life, Animated’

Life, Animated is an emotionally engaging and richly rewarding documentary about the coming-of-age of an autistic child and the way that his passion for Disney cartoons unlocks the key to his language skills.


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Movie Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

It’s a peek behind the curtain into the world of domestic dogs and cats and birds, oh, my, in the animated comedy ‘The Secret Life of Pets.’


LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 14:  (L-R) Actors Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron of 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates' speak onstage during CinemaCon 2016 as 20th Century Fox Invites You to a Special Presentation Highlighting Its Future Release Schedule at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

Movie Review: ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’

Do I find Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates eruptively funny? I do.


LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Naomie Harris arrives for the UK Gala of 'Our Kind Of Traitor' at The Curzon Mayfair on May 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Our Kind Of Traitor’

Our Kind of Traitor centers on an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21:  (L-R) Director Steven Spielberg, actress Ruby Barnhill and actor Mark Rylance arrive on the red carpet for the US premiere of Disney's "The BFG," directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. A giant sized crowd lined the streets of Hollywood Boulevard to see stars arrive at the El Capitan Theatre. "The BFG" opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl's birth, at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Movie Review: ‘The BFG’

If Spielbergian isn’t already an official cinematic adjective, it ought to be.


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Movie Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

The Legend of Tarzan is a jungle adventure you’ll politely appreciate without going particularly ape.


PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22:  Actor Daniel Radcliffe attends the "Swiss Army Man" Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

Movie Review: Swiss Army Man

It may be, first of all, the quirkiest odd-couple flick ever made, because this adventure dramedy goes its own way and then some.


Elle Fanning and Director, Nicolas Winding Refn attends'The Neon Demon' New York Premiere at Metrograph on June 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Neon Demon’

In his latest film, ‘The Neon Demon,’ Danish director Nicolas Winding RefnRefn tries his hand at the horror-thriller genre.


LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11:  Actors Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Writer Director Garry Ross attend the photo call for STX Entertainment's "Free State Of Jones" at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on May 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Free State Of Jones

McConaughey adds another impressive achievement to his resume.


Brian De Palma (credit: John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘De Palma’

De Palma is the first of what I hope will be many film projects devoted to documenting the works and viewpoints of movie directors who matter.


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Movie Review: ‘Finding Dory’

‘Finding Dory’ is the spinoff/sequel to the 2003 Oscar winning cartoon classic, ‘Finding Nemo.’


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