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  • Some movies are indefensible, and Ted 2 is one of them. Not only is this a movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear; it's the sequel to an earlier movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear. But I laughed and laughed at...

  • 10 days ago | Film Reviews

    Some movies are indefensible, and Ted 2 is one of them. Not only is this a movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear; it's the sequel to an earlier movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear. But I laughed and laughed at Ted 2 —...

  • There’s no one right way to show mental illness in the movies, yet there are hundreds of ways to get it wrong. Even though certain disorders come with specific traits, a diagnosis is not a human being, and doomed is the actor who just...

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl may not be the best teen cancer weepie ever made, if there even is a best teen cancer weepie. But it's surely the most adorable, something like Diary of a Wimpy Kid reconfigured for a slightly older,...

  • In Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic Park reboot -- set 22 years after dinosaurs started walking the Earth, again -- brontosauruses, stegosauruses, and velociraptors have become old hat, sort of like the mechanical...

  • 24 days ago | Film Reviews

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl may not be the best teen cancer weepie ever made, if there even is a best teen cancer weepie. But it's surely the most adorable, for better or worse — less like The Fault in Our Stars and0x00A0more like Diary of a Wi...