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'A Christmas Story Christmas'

If Hollywood delivered a decades-later sequel titled It's Still a Wonderful Life that picked up the story of Zuzu Bailey as a middle-aged florist undergoing her own existential crisis, or Another Miracle on 34th Street, with Susan Walker all grown up and having forgotten she once believed in Kris Kringle,

'The Crown: Season 5'

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'The Crown: Season 5'

Prince Charles rarely comes off as a sympathetic figure in television and film adaptations about the royal family, but you do feel a certain measure of sympathy for him on a few occasions in season five of Netflix's The Crown, as he asks anyone who will listen, including the Queen

'Armageddon Time'

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'Armageddon Time'

The majestic Anthony Hopkins nearly saves the well-intentioned but dour and heavy-handed American family portrait film Armageddon Time in a single, elegantly constructed scene in which Hopkins' family patriarch, Aaron, is in the park with his grandson Paul (Banks Repeta), who tells Grandpa at his new private school, "Sometimes kids

'Tar'

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'Tar'

Cate Blanchett is such a blazing and commanding force in Tar, we almost instantly believe she's been the title character her entire life: one Lydia Tar, a globally renowned classical conductor who is a generational genius, a fiercely protective mother, a passionate lover, an influential mentor, a generous benefactor, a

'Ticket to Paradise'

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'Ticket to Paradise'

We're only about 20 minutes into the half-baked, ultra-lightweight, almost instantly forgettable rom-com Ticket to Paradise when our hearts start to sink, as we realize this big-screen reteaming of Julia Roberts and George Clooney is quite likely going to be sideswiped and eventually sunk by a leaden screenplay that doesn't

'Alaska Daily'

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'Alaska Daily'

We won't bury the lead: The ABC journalism drama Alaska Daily is a solid, impressively credentialed and entertaining albeit conventional series that plays like a comfort-viewing, hourlong show from the 1990s. With a fish-out-of-water premise, an ongoing mystery plot that will no doubt play out over the course of the

'Amsterdam'

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'Amsterdam'

We often speak of that almost ethereal and magical thing called "chemistry" between actors in memorable films - but there are also movies in which the undeniably talented cast members never seem to click, for myriad reasons. In the case of David O. Russell's jaw-droppingly terrible, aggressively tasteless, profoundly unfunny

'Don't Worry Darling'

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'Don't Worry Darling'

What a shiny con job.  Olivia Wilde's follow-up to her dazzling directorial debut Booksmart (2019) is the retro psychological thriller Don't Worry Darling, which is one of the best-looking movies of the year and has an intriguing premise that cribs quite liberally from films ranging from Rosemary's Baby to The Stepford

'See How They Run'

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'See How They Run'

It's funny how we often see mini-similarities in two movies that just happen to be opening at the same time, as is the case this week with Confess, Fletch and See How They Run. The former is a light and breezy murder mystery featuring a world-weary veteran detective (Roy Wood

'Pinocchio'

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'Pinocchio'

My nose is not growing when I tell you the year 2022 brings us not one, not two, but THREE takes on the Pinocchio fable, starting with the currently streaming but mostly forgotten, Russian-made Pinocchio: A True Story from earlier this year, which featured Pauly Shore (!) as the voice

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