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Movie Review: ‘Money Monster’

Money Monster hereby joins such films as The Big Short, Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Arbitrage in the subgenre of modern movies trying to explain the inscrutable financial arena through entertainment aimed at a mass audience.


Actress Tilda Swinton and filmmaker Luca Guadagnino attend the Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Filmmaker: Tilda Swinton And Luca Guadagnino, 'A Bigger Splash' at Apple Store Soho on April 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘A Bigger Splash’

‘A Bigger Splash’ is a loose English-language remake of the 1969 French film, The Swimming Pool, with sun and skin on foreground display and undeniably gorgeous scenery at every turn in the background.


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Movie Review: ‘The Meddler’

Susan Sarandon is an acting treasure is her latest film, ‘The Meddler.’


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Movie Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’

And now they fight each other. That’s about the size of the narrative in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ as the movie-screen superheroes who have emerged from Marvel Comics choose up sides and have at it.


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Bill Wine’s Summer Movie Preview

The 2016 summer movie season is upon us.


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Movie Review: ‘Mother’s Day’

In ‘Mother’s Day,’ three generations come together, mothers everywhere are celebrated, and we’re left wishing that the movie was as creative as it is mawkish.


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Movie Review: ‘Green Room’

Bravely, daring to sport a premise that is off-putting from the get-go, ‘Green Room’ pits punk rockers against neo-Nazis.


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Movie Review: ‘Keanu’

Like a number of films over the years that began as seven-minute sketches – many of them emanating from, for example, ‘Saturday Night Live’ – ‘Keanu’ is misshapen as a feature film.


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Movie Review: ‘A Hologram for the King’

Alan Clay needs to find a new direction and start over. That’s the fuzzy premise of the meandering, Kafkaesque comedy-drama, ‘A Hologram fore the King,’ anchored by the estimable Tom Hanks.


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Movie Review: ‘Elvis & Nixon’

What movie buff could resist the opportunity to see thespians Spacey and Shannon as icons Nixon and Presley in Elvis & Nixon?


Actress Charlize Theron attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Huntsman: Winter's War.' (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ is the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’


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Movie Review: ‘Criminal’

This thriller is so goofily fanciful and casually sadistic, it’s almost ‘Criminal.’


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Movie Review: ‘The Jungle Book’

‘The Jungle Book’ is a kidflick in the same way that ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ are kidflicks.


Actress Bridgid Coulter and director/actor Don Cheadle attend the premiere Of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Miles Ahead.' (credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Miles Ahead’

‘Miles Ahead’ is a biopic, but a chronological, cradle-to-grave drama it is anything but.


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Movie Review: ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

Although ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ comes from the same director as 1993’s ‘Dazed and Confused,’ it is not a sequel.


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