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Movie: ‘A Simple Favor’

You remember “Bridesmaids,” the raunchy, female-friendship comedy directed by Paul Feig that made Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig stars. Now Feig is back with a story of two women from different social and economic lives suddenly meeting and bonding before the movie spirals out of control in a hasty, over-the-top ending.

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New Film Discredits Conversion Therapy

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You may remember Chloë Grace Moretz from “Hit-Girl” or, more recently, “Hugo” or “Clouds of Sils Maria.” She makes movies nonstop, sometimes three or four a year: over 50 since she was seven. But her performance in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” is a revelation.

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The Worst Films Ever Made

Schlock and Awful

Amazon Prime is a wonderful service that allows the subscriber to find quite easily all sorts of things – including some of the worst films ever made.
It’s magical!
Drop everything and find “Naked As Nature Intended,” a 1961 nudist film by the immortal Harrison Marks.
It has cows, ducks, Stonehenge, girls in Capri pants and the Famous Lorna Doone coach.
Personally, seeing Pam, Jackie and the gang encounter the Famous Lorna Doone coach is a real highlight of my career as an important and influential film critic.

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Success, Love and Rage Create Authentic Drama

Movies: ‘The Wife’

The Castlemans — Joan (Glenn Close) and Joe (Jonathan Pryce), a world-famous novelist — are awakened at 5 a.m. by the phone call they have been hoping for, and expecting actually, from Sweden. Soon they are jumping up and down on the bed like children, chanting in sing-song, “I won the Nobel.” But should that have been “we?”

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‘Puzzle’ is a Complex and Captivating Drama

Movies: ‘Puzzle’

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Hollywood Gas Station Pimp Tells All

Movies: ‘Scotty’

We first meet Scotty Bowers in a bookstore where he is signing copies of his 2012 book, “Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Sex Lives of the Stars,” which fascinated documentary film director Matt Tyrnauer and led him to make the surprisingly touching “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” which has just been released.

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All Asian Cast Rocks This Gorgeous Rom-Com

Movies: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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‘Eighth Grade’ Gets It

Bo Burnham, writer-director of “Eighth Grade,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, has not forgotten one of the truths of adolescence: eighth grade can be excruciating.

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‘Black KkKlansman’ is Spike Lee’s Masterpiece

When Spike Lee says no one makes movies like he does, he is right. Messy, raw, audacious, didactic, his films always have something important to say, even if he often gets lost in the saying. Not so with “BlacKkKlansman,” Lee’s most important, and best, film in over a decade.

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Christopher Robin All Grown Up

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Poor old Winnie-the-Pooh. Last year “Goodbye, Christopher Robin” turned the stuffed bear’s story into a downer about the perils of stardom. Then there was the competition: That other stuffed bear, Paddington, wowed critics and audiences alike.

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