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Review: Widows

A fusion of stark brutality, underhand crimes and complex systems of political and personal power, Widows is far more just than an awards-season thriller, but a sharp and forceful indictment of corruption on every level of society. I...

 
 
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Review: Ocean's 8

It’s been eleven years since we had an Ocean’s franchise film. But consider this, we went 41 years before 2001’s Ocean’s 11 remade the original Rat Pack film. Maybe we should have waited another 30?

 
 
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First trailer for Ocean's 8 walks all over us

Good heist movies are becoming few and far between, and when they do land they're usually a smaller affair. That's what made the original Ocean's films so much fun. They were good heist films (to varying degrees) with a plethora of bi...

 
 
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Review: Logan Lucky

There were two major, mainstream heist movies released summer 2017: Logan Lucky is the one you should see.

 
 
 
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NYAFF Review: Meeting Dr. Sun

In the two hours leading up to the US premiere of Meeting Dr. Sun, I saw director Chih-yen Yee speak twice. First was at a reception hosted by New York Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. The second was just minutes before the sc...

 
 
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Fast & Furious 7 gets a new release date

After Paul Walker's death threw Universal and the Fast & Furious production team into disarray, everything has been in the air as to how the film was going to move forward. First the seventhquel was temporarily placed on hold, then the ...

 
 
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First teaser for The Nut Job is just so darn nutty

The Nut Job is a heist film in which a group of woodland creatures (featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Maya Rudolph and Katherine Heigl) want to steal a whole host of nuts. The trailer may seem a bit lackluster, but the prem...

 
 
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Now You See Me director returning for sequel

We aren't really sure why, but Now You See Me was pretty much a smash hit this summer, and that's in a summer that's getting a rep for being a disappointment. As we reported before, this means a sequel and it looks like the sequel will...

 
 
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Now You See Me conjures up a sequel

You know, Now You See Me wasn't a horrible film, but I didn't think it was as great as all that. I, however, am in the minority (your wish is coming true, Sean) as the movie was one of the surprise hits of the summer in a sum...

 
 
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Japan Cuts Review: Fly With the Gold

I don't watch a whole lot of heist movies. It's not that I don't like them (I do), just that they don't usually show up in my queue. As a reviewer, it can make talking in broad strokes about the genre kind of awkward, because when I say tha...

 
 
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New clips and motion posters for Now You See Me

Now You See Me is the latest casino-illusionist-heist movie to grace theaters. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Ilsa Fischer, Woody Harrleson, Morgan Freeman and others, Now You See Me follows a group of magicians and illusionists who use their p...

 
 
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See Now You See Me early and free

Now You See Me might be the sleeper hit of the summer if it turns out to be as thrilling and weird as the trailer makes it out to be. Running a bit in the background thanks to the plethora of blockbusters landing in the coming months y...

 
 




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Instant Family"I'm not crying! You're crying!"

 

Widows"Viola Davis = fire"

 

They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 

Mid90s"A pretty good coming-of-age movie that you've probably seen before"

 

Castlevania (Season 2)"Let us go out this night for exposition"

 

Johnny English Strikes Again"Atkinson is a load-bearing actor"

 

All Creatures Here Below" And the Most Disturbing Movie goes to..."

 

Suspiria"An arthouse overhaul of Dario Argento's 1977 classic that will enrage and alienate audiences (but I liked it... I think?)"

 

Blessed Are the Children"Won't someone think of the children?"

 

Halloween"You can teach an old slasher new tricks"

 

Wild Rose (London Film Festival)"Country music, without the Western"

 

Johnny Gruesome"A GWAR T-shirt come to life"

 

First Man"Spaceman says everybody look down"

 

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween"It'll make you cry like an anime fan on prom night"

 

Apostle"This is not The Raid 3"