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  • The guiding principle of Lewis Carroll's Alice classics is that logic does not exist. You tumble down rabbit holes and into mirrors and you try to survive, feeling what you feel, having fun when you can -- oh, and try not to drown the...

  • Weiner is about as entertaining as a film about someone destroying a life and career can be. You might think that a documentary on former New York Representative Anthony Weiner -- he of the scandalous sexts, dick pics and disgraced...

  • In Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the sequel to 2014's old-people-vs.-frat-brothers comedy, Zac Efron takes off his shirt in nearly every scene he's in. It's a sight to behold -- again and again and again, but a calculated effort, like most...

  • If it had come out 20 years ago, when its creator was Hollywood's best-paid screenwriter, Shane Black's The Nice Guys might have stood as more proof that the studios had lost their way. So much money lavished on bloody buddy formula, on...

  • As generic and impersonal as a new credit-card offer, Jodie Foster's Money Monster is the latest big-studio production to try to cash in on populist outrage over Wall Street abuses and New Gilded Age inequality. There's a lot of excitable...

  • There's a scene during the first half of Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse that is so emotionally resonant, so well-put-together and so quiet that you might briefly forget you're watching a superhero film. It involves a raid by some...

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