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‘Tom & Jerry’ Review: Chasing the Mouse of Nostalgia

This feature-length expansion of the popular cartoon is too brainless for adults, but its kid-friendly title characters are barely supporting players. By Jason Bailey When you purchase a ticket for an independently reviewed film through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Affectionate nostalgia can attach itself to the most inexplicable and undeserving of recipients, […]

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‘Crisis’ Review: Finding a Fix

Nicholas Jarecki’s new crime drama, which examines the opioid epidemic from different angles, is well-paced but often strains credulity. By Ben Kenigsberg When you purchase a ticket for an independently reviewed film through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Applying the panoramic approach of Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” to the subject matter of, well, “Traffic,” […]

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As Bollywood Evolves, Women Find Deeper Roles

“Women are born to make sacrifices for men.” This dialogue comes from the 1995 Bollywood film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” where the main character, Simran, has fallen in love but her family has already arranged for her to marry someone else. Her mother asks her to sacrifice that love in deference to her father’s wishes. […]

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‘Flora & Ulysses’ Review: A Hero Tale That Lets the Fur Fly

One thing Disney’s taught us in the last couple years is that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes, whether they’re hulking large or microscopic. And sometimes they’re small and furry. In the lovable film “Flora & Ulysses,” based on the novel of the same name, a young comic book fan stumbles into her own […]