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Alita: Battle Angel May Actually Get You Excited for the Avatar Sequels

The new manga adaptation fuses Robert Rodriguez’s po-mo cool with James Cameron’s naïve thrills.

Feb. 13 2019 3:56 PMIsn’t It Romantic Wants to Rescue the Rom-ComRebel Wilson’s new movie spoofs the genre, but it’s really an excuse to revel in its pleasures.
Feb. 7 2019 5:35 PMWhat Men Want Muddles Its Message but Nails Its RaunchIf what you want is more Girls Trip–style go-for-broke sex scenes, this rom-com just read your mind.
Feb. 1 2019 3:56 PMNetflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw Is an Art-World Satire Disguised as a ThrillerIts ideas are silly, but Jake Gyllenhaal delivers them with such goofy passion that who cares?
Jan. 9 2019 4:30 PMM. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable Sequel Should Have Been GreatTwist: It’s not.
Jan. 6 2019 9:00 AMThese 2018 Movies Were the Little Indies That CouldThe Movie Club: Entry 16.
Jan. 4 2019 10:30 AMWhat I Learn From Watching Others Watch Movies on the PlaneThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 14.
Jan. 4 2019 5:55 AMI Thought Everyone Would Love First Man. What Went Wrong?The 2018 Movie Club: Entry 12.
Jan. 3 2019 1:00 PMFirst Reformed Was the Role Ethan Hawke’s Entire Career Has Been Leading Up ToThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 10.
Jan. 3 2019 10:30 AMThe Death of Stalin Showed the Toothless Political Comedy of Vice How It’s DoneThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 9.
Jan. 3 2019 6:00 AMVice Was the Biggest Disappointment of the YearThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 8.
Jan. 2 2019 12:45 PMFred Rogers, RBG, and 2018’s Documentary Market of Celebrity HagiographyThe 2018 Movie Club: another interruption.
Jan. 2 2019 12:00 PMRoma Left Me Cold—and Claims That You Must See It in a Theater Left Me ColderThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 6.
Jan. 1 2019 2:00 PMThe Best Documentary of 2018 Resisted Easy Messages and Found Beauty in the EverydayThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 4.
Jan. 1 2019 9:00 AMThe Tale Tackled the Most Urgent Subject of Our Moment. So Why Did It Disappear?The 2018 Movie Club: Entry 2.
Dec. 28 2018 5:50 PMStan & Ollie Is a (Mostly) Delightful Double Act
Feb. 7 2019 5:38 PMThe Lego Movie 2 Forgets It’s More Fun When You Can Play AlongBy making the subtext text, the sequel takes away half the fun.
Feb. 7 2019 2:35 PMOcean’s 1-on-1Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird is a sleek heist movie that conceals mutinous ideas about the NBA.
Jan. 11 2019 5:25 PMThe Upside Breaks Ground That Green Book Doesn’tThe Intouchables remake may be feel-good hokum, but it has a silver lining.
Jan. 7 2019 12:03 PMGreen Book Has a Real Head Start on Awards-Season BacklashThe 2018 Movie Club: Final entry.
Jan. 5 2019 9:00 AMSavoring the Tastiest Morsels From the Year in Movies, in HaikuThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 15.
Jan. 4 2019 9:00 AMNo Matter How Many Tildas Swinton It Contained, I Couldn’t Enjoy SuspiriaThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 13.
Jan. 3 2019 2:30 PMLike Queen Anne, The Favourite Is a Glorious, Puke-Stained MessThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 11.
Jan. 3 2019 12:00 PMIf Movie Theaters Are Your Church, the Aretha Franklin Concert Movie Will Be a Religious ExperienceThe 2018 Movie Club: another interruption.
Jan. 3 2019 9:00 AMDid the Theatrical Experience Kill Widows?The 2018 Movie Club: another interruption.
Jan. 2 2019 2:00 PMSure, A Quiet Place and Hereditary Were Good, but the New Halloween Scared and Delighted Me Even MoreThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 7.
Jan. 2 2019 12:30 PMThe James Franco Section Is the Best Part of The Ballad of Buster ScruggsThe 2018 Movie Club: an interruption.
Jan. 2 2019 6:00 AMI Just Wanted to Take Another Look at A Star Is BornThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 5.
Jan. 1 2019 10:00 AMSorry to Bother You Had the Best—and Most Painful—Jokes of the YearThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 3.
Jan. 1 2019 6:00 AMThanos, the Dark Avatar of Movies in 2018Welcome to the Movie Club!
Dec. 21 2018 7:00 AMAll Is True Is a Shakespeare Biopic for the #MeToo GenerationKenneth Branagh’s new movie is part fact, part fan fiction.

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