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  • "I've turned into this kind of crazy optimist," Michael Moore admits in his new documentary Where to Invade Next, his first film in six years. At 61, the gadfly savant has mellowed. Instead of charging into rooms, he shuffles, the American...

  • Deadpool is his film's own junky, retrograde RiffTrack, cracking endlessly about balls and gayness, about burn victims and 90s bands and the conventions of superhero movies. Marvel comics' "merc with a mouth" is a sort of shock-jock Spider-Man,...

  • Five overlapping tales constitute Southbound, whose most commendable trait is that one story bleeds seamlessly into the next — rarely do multi-director horror anthologies amount to more than the sum of their mixed-bag parts. That...

  • You're probably right if you think you might get a couple laughs out of a movie titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. You're also right if you've guessed that this gung-ho but cruddy-looking mashup fails from A to Z: It's neither good Austen...

  • A kick for those who've distractedly thumbed through Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon, Joel and Ethan Coen's bustling comedy Hail, Caesar! looks back to the waning days of moviedom's golden age: specifically, to 1951, when big-studio fixers were...

  • Matt Hullum's agreeably silly 1980s homage Lazer Team deserves to be the breakthrough for the Rooster Teeth comedy troupe that Super Troopers was for Broken Lizard. In a small Texas town, four local screw-ups — ineffectual sheriff's...

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