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Spielberg Does Roald Dahl in The BFG—But Where’s the Storytelling Magic?

Spielberg Does Roald Dahl in The BFG—But Where’s the Storytelling Magic?

The famed children’s author’s Big Friendly Giant comes to life on the big screen on Friday, July 1.

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Movie Review: An Indie Short With a Clever Premise Becomes a Surprisingly Effective Horror Film in Lights Out

Arts David F. Sandberg takes a page from Freud in turning his viral short into a funny, terrifying haunted-house thriller.

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Movie Review: New Zealand Hit Hunt for the Wilderpeople Brings Genuine Emotion to Ridiculous Circumstances

Arts A wayward boy and his foster uncle evade a misguided manhunt in the New Zealand bush in Taika Waititi's beautifully realized tale.

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Movie Review: Todd Solondz Lightly Links Tales of Abjection and Absurdity in Wiener-Dog

Arts The film doesn't reach the heights of Happiness or Life During Wartime, but what it lacks in complexity, it makes up for with dry, merciless humor.

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Movie Review: Shut Up, Misogynists, the Ghostbusters Reboot Has a Great Cast. The Rest of the Film, Unfortunately ...

Arts We wanted to love this remake of the 1984 classic, but director Paul Feig and a lazy script make it very hard.

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Movie Review: The Secret Life of Pets Riffs on Our Animal Obsession

Arts Gleeful anarchy reigns in The Secret Life of Pets.

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Tim Carless's Live Score for Peter Greenaway's Cook Was Appetizing at The ArtsCenter

Arts Carless and company performed original music for an edited version of The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.

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Movie Review: Harry Potter Is Dead in Swiss Army Man, a Weird, Touching Mash-Up of Cast Away and Weekend at Bernie's

Arts Or, as Miracle Max from The Princess Bride might say, Daniel Radcliffe is "mostly dead" in this unlikely postmortem buddy drama. To blave!

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Movie Review: The Conjuring 2 Checks Off Every Horror Movie Trope of the Last Fifty Years

Arts Backyard swings moving on their own? Check. Mirrors revealing fleeting apparitions? Check. Children saying blasphemous things in multi-tracked demon voices? Check.

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Movie Review: For Better and Worse, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Is a Feature-Length Lonely Island Video

Arts Andy Samberg and company take shots at modern boy bands—and themselves—in a This Is Spinal Tap for the viral-video age.

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Movie Review: Whit Stillman's Classist Nostalgia Is Untempered by Wit in Love & Friendship

Arts Kate Beckinsale does the best she can with a crooked wig and an inert script in this achingly boring Jane Austen adaptation.

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