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Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk Does James Baldwin Proud
By Chuck Wilson
Searching for Ingmar Bergman Is a Cheery Toasting of a Most Somber Genius
By Alan Scherstuhl
Welcome to Marwen Crashes Into the Limits of Hollywood’s Imagination
Emily Blunt Rules, and Mary Poppins Returns Is Not at All Atrocious
Aquaman Proves Superheroes Are Better Down Where It’s Wetter
Ben Is Back Pits a Dazzling Julia Roberts Against the Opioid Scourge
Cities Roll, Fight and Eat Each Other in the Otherwise Meh Mortal Engines
Into the Spider-Verse Is the Best Superhero Movie Since The Dark Knight
In Mary Queen of Scots, Great Women Face Hard Truths About Wielding Power
Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma Is a Masterpiece of Memory
By Yolanda Machado
With Mowgli, Netflix Has Its First Blockbuster
As Fascism Rises, Schindler’s List Has Become Almost Radical
Kore-eda’s Big-Hearted Shoplifters Toasts the Family That Steals Together
By Bilge Ebiri
Emma Stone and The Favourite’s Royal Women Scheme Deliciously
Netflix’s Exquisite Happy as Lazzaro Asks: What’s to Live for After a Life of Toil?
Paul Dano’s Wildlife Is a Superb Drama of a Fracturing American Family
The Latest Robin Hood Robs From the Past to Give the Present Nothing
By Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
Lee Chang-dong’s Burning Torches Sex, Obsession and Class
Creed II Follows Up a Classic With (Sigh) an Okay Rocky Movie
Maria by Callas Strips an Opera Great of Her Agency
By Simon Abrams
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