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The Wrong Light sheds light on a child sex slavery buster

The Wrong Light

A harrowing documentary on the evils behind the evils behind the child sex slavery industry, "The Wrong Light" is a must-see.
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Heartland: Year by the Sea

A warm bowl of chicken soup for the soul, "Year by the Sea" sets up all of the beats you'd expect, then dutifully executes them.

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Heartland: Keep Quiet

A riveting documentary in which a leader in an anti-Semitic Hungarian right-wing political party discovers his Jewish heritage.
American Honey

American Honey

Frequently engaging and beautifully shot, but at 163 minutes there is almost enough material for two full movies and it washes, rinses, repeats.

Star Trek Beyond stars Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine

Star Trek Beyond

A starship ride worth taking despite a little turbulence, "Star Trek Beyond" settles nicely into the upper tier of its iconic franchise.
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The Gladiator Sequel that Never was: A film to end all films

If you have never seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator epic from 2000, you have missed out on a truly seminal movie. Starring the brilliant Russell Crowe as the courageous Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator boasted a superb narrative while it revived the careers of Crowe, Joaquin Pheonix and director Ridley Scott.   The ending of this film […]

Ghostbusters remake Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy

Ghostbusters

Both an affront to the original and a worthy successor, "Ghostbusters" succeeds on the strength of its leads.
"The Secret Life of Pets" is Sony Animation's new animated film

The Secret Life of Pets

It's all very cute and cuddly, but there is less substance in all of "The Secret Life of Pets" than in 10 minutes of any of the films it rips off.