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Author: The JT LeRoy Story

An utterly fascinating exploration of the murky line in literature between inspirational and fraudulent, as well as the mystery of celebrity.
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The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

An overlong, overly maudlin example of Golden Age filmmaking, a four-hankie weepie — I laughed, I cried, I couldn't wait for it to end.

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The Shallows

“The Shallows” won’t linger in your memory, but it should keep you entertained.
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The Magnificent Seven

"The Magnificent Seven" is a well-built summer blockbuster that doesn't supplant the original but certainly doesn't shit in its bed.

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Demon

An intriguing premise that never builds much of a sense of dread, this Polish/Israeli horror/comedy is a better idea than movie.
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Storks

Middle-of-the-road animation for kiddies with some humor thrown in for adults that doesn’t really click.

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The Hollars

A great big warm, wet hug of a movie, this dramedy about a wayward kid going home is weighted with cliches but rings true and avoids tripping over pretensions.
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Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition

The Disney classic kicked off a golden age of animation, and 25 years later it looks better than ever.

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Bridget Jones’s Baby

Precisely what you expect from the franchise revival, with the added bonus of zero romantic tension and a plot that drags on a half-hour longer than necessary.
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Snowden

An entertaining and chilling movie that, at about 134 minutes, keeps you engrossed, but it needs less of a soapbox and more humanity.

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Blair Witch

You can't recapture lightning in a bottle, but "Blair Witch" is thematically and aesthetically a true inheritor to the original game-changing film.
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Complete Unknown

Splendidly acted by Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, "Complete Unknown" questions one woman’s false personas and the very concept of identity as a fixed point.

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Duck, You Sucker! (1971)

Like a lot of Sergio Leone's films, "Duck, You Sucker!" has some big ideas lurking beneath a gaudy facade of violence and miscreant behavior.
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Captain America: Civil War

"Captain America: Civil War" is the sort of super-hero movie that hits its marks and gives you everything you expected but offers no surprises or boldness.