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‘Shazam!’ Review: Not Another Origin Story

Naturally there’s a Woke Moment. Shazam rushes to save a woman from a mugging but she’s already saved herself because she doesn’t need his toxic masculinity because women are mighty n’ stuff.

Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer in Shazam! ( Warner Bros./DC Entertainment, 2019)

‘Vice’ Review: A Really Bad ‘House of Cards’ Episode

Although writer/director Adam McKay has managed to keep the fires of his hatred for Dick Cheney stoked a full decade after the former vice president left office, rather than serving as a constructive muse, this hatred is so blinding, so smug, so superior, McKay ends up revealing more about a lot himself than his subject.

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‘Creed II’ Review: Eighth Time’s the Charm

“Creed II” is also about something bigger than a man doing what a man’s got to do. Like its predecessor, it is primarily about the vital importance of fathers, even surrogate fathers — a radical concept these days.

Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan in Creed II (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, 2018)

‘Ocean’s 8’ Review: No Style, No Wit, No Moral Courage

About 40-minutes into Ocean’s 8, after it struck me that the movie was nowhere near as much fun as heist movies are supposed to be, my attention wandered towards ideas that might have made the experience a bit more lively. And because I’m a child, an image popped into my head…

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