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All That Talent — But It’s Still An Annoying Mess

Movies: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

You might think that J.K. Rowling would rest on the success of her Harry Potter books and movies, all of which made her one of the wealthiest women in Great Britain. But no, Rowling’s imagination never seems to take a break: first Potter, then Comoran Strike murder mysteries published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and then back to fantasy with the first Fantastic Beasts film. Now comes the second in that film series, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” It’s a mess.

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Sad But True Story of Author Forgeries

Movies: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Melissa McCarthy usually dominates her movies, no matter how bad. Her figure overpowers the screen: She is big, blowsy, loud, vulgar, like a human steamroller flattening all in sight. So it is surprising how controlled and subtle her performance is in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

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Only Go For The Music

Movies: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

‘Bohemian Rhapsody” is a lackluster film that never gets to the heart of Queen’s famous lead singer, the self-named Freddie Mercury. Not that it seems to matter, since the film earned $50 million its opening weekend.

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Only Go For The Music

Movies: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

‘Bohemian Rhapsody” is a lackluster film that never gets to the heart of Queen’s famous lead singer, the self-named Freddie Mercury. Not that it seems to matter, since the film earned $50 million its opening weekend.

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‘Colette’ Seduces

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‘Colette” begins with the delicate decadence familiar in Keira Knightley-esque period films: after being wakened by her mother, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Knightley) smooths her unruly hair into two braids and demurely pours tea for her parents and Willy (Dominic West), a potential suitor. After he goes, she leaves for what looks like a girlish romp through a meadow; but as soon as she unexpectedly calls out for him in a barn, and they fall into an impish embrace, we learn she may be in control of more than we thought.

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A Psycho Killer You Can Trust

Movies: ‘Halloween’

The Big Three Boogeymen of slasher flicks are Jason from the “Friday the 13th” series; Freddy Krueger of “Nightmare on Elm Street”; and Michael Myers of the many, many “Halloween” movies.
I always preferred Michael Myers — the strong, silent type who gets the job done.

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Disco, Candy and Luck at Studio 54

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Who Was The First Man On the Moon?

Movies: ‘First Man’

Damien Chazelle does not aim only for the moon in “First Man,” his visually thrilling film about Neil Armstrong, the first human to step onto the moon. He has his sights on an Oscar statuette, like the one he did not get for his delightful, romantic, joyful musical confection, “La La Land.”

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Lady Gaga Glows in ‘A Star Is Born’

A familiar image: Lady Gaga at the Grammys in a glittering dress, accepting an award. Less familiar: uncertainty in her voice, as she tries vainly to drown out the mumblings of the staggeringly drunk Bradley Cooper next to her by thanking him for being her inspiration, right before he relieves himself on stage.

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New Documentary On Race and Family Deception

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‘Little White Lie,” filmmaker Lacey Schwartz Delgado’s exceptional documentary, will screen at The Moviehouse in Millerton N.Y. on Sunday, Oct.14. The showing will be followed by a Q&A with Schwartz Delgado, who grew up in Woodstock and is now a Rhinebeck resident, where she lives with her husband and twin sons. (Her husband, Antonio Delgado, is currently running for Congress in New York’s 19th District.)

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