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Army of the Dead (2021)

Brace yourselves for a back-handed compliment, my friends: Zack Snyder’s shambling opus is actually kinda watchable.

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Cruella (2021)

To paraphrase Patton Oswalt: I don’t need to know where Cruella comes from. I just love to hate the characters I hate to love.

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Stowaway (2021)

This is a talky, cerebral little film, and a showcase for good actors. It just happens to be set in space. Think of Stowaway on those terms, and you’re much less likely to be disappointed.

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The Woman in the Window (2021)
Two and Half Stars

Two very different movies lurk within The Woman in the Window, and neither is very…

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Georgetown (2019)

Some audiences may find this film to be too mannered and deliberate, but I enjoyed watching Christoph Waltz’s character spin the webs that will eventually ensnare him.

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Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

Good artists borrow; great artists steal. Pablo Picasso, maybe. In Those Who Wish Me Dead,…

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The Courier (2021)

Wynne and Penkovsky were real men with everything to lose, and we feel real terror as they try to stay a step ahead of the KGB. The film occasionally pivots to the ethical quagmire of Brosnahan and Wright, and it loses a little steam in the process.

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The Mauritanian (2021)

This is an important story, and it needs to be heard.  We can’t run from our darkest moments, if there is truly any hope left for the better angels of our nature.

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Mortal Kombat (2021)
Two and Half Stars

I got bored with this one, just like I used to with the upright version, back at O.J.’s Hamburgers & Arcade.  Real Kombat fans may love it, but skeptics should steer clear.  

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Vanquish (2021)

Vanquish looks like it was funded with somebody’s allowance money. And if that were the case, if a bunch of plucky ragamuffins actually cobbled their lunch money to make this movie, I’d slap two more stars on this review. Alas, nope.

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