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‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ Review: BuzzFeed Is Mocked as Fake News

The first half of Spider-Man: Far From Home is dreadful, like a spoof of the worst superhero movies ever, including those Marvel movies where cities are destroyed by CGI at the hands of stupid villain(s) — in this case, The Elementals — and we’re all supposed to believe this can happen because someone like Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) explains it all from an officious Command Center.

Zendaya and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far from Home (Disney, 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)