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  • Dumbo

    Dumbo

    ★★½

    An anti-corporate fable produced by a massive conglomerate that’s monopolizing the film industry while pawning chintzy reproductions of the precious jewels from its own vault, “Dumbo” isn’t exactly Disney’s finest hour. And yet, it’s almost certain to be the most creatively inspired of the “live-action remakes” the studio is releasing this year. For one thing, Ehren Kruger’s otherwise unremarkable script begins where the 1941 original ends, and dares — in its own tepid way — to add a human element…

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★★

    From “Watchmen” to “The Incredibles” and most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there have been any number of movies set in a world where the general public knows about the existence of superheroes. The common folk in these films refer to such enhanced (and sartorially flamboyant) individuals as “mutants” or “paranormals” or “Avengers,” but the terminology doesn’t really matter because the basic dynamic is always the same: Regardless of whether they’re thought to be threats, saviors, or something in between,…

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    THE FAVOURITE POWER RANKINGS

    1. Horatio: The Fastest Duck in the City
    2. Nicholas Hoult?
    3. Sandy Powell
    4. Rachel Weisz
    5. the bunny from the end. you'll know the one.
    6. Olivia Colman
    7. the naked dancing man who looks *way* too much like James Corden
    8. Emma Stone
    9. taylor swift's neo-nazi boyfriend from Operation Finale

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    probably as close as I'll ever come to knowing what it feels like to find Jesus.

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    UPDATE: i found jesus. Carol was better.