Alpha ★★★ 1/2 “While Alpha may not feature any big-name stars, you won’t soon forget the titular wolf-hound, nor his reluctant master, a boy on the cusp of manhood known only as “Keda”” Read more >>

BlacKkKlansman ★★★ 1/2 Spike Lee’s latest ‘Joint’ offers a wildly entertaining punch to the gut. Read more >>

Blindspotting ★★ 1/2 “Trying to make it through the final three days of probation stemming from an assault conviction, Collin hopes to keep his head low; all he needs to do is make a mandatory 11 pm curfew at a halfway house…” Read more >>

Christopher Robin “Disney’s Christopher Robin not only ranks as the worst film by Marc Forster (director of Quantum of Solace, the worst of the Daniel Craig James Bond pictures), but also the worst of Disney’s live-action updates of their catalogue of animated classics.” Read more >>

Crazy Rich Asians ★★★ Jon M. Chu’s fairy tale proves that few things are richer than romance Read more >>

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot ★★★ 1/2 “Joaquin Phoenix wheels past cliches in Gus Van Sant’s engaging biopic.” Read more >>

The Happytime Murders ★ 1/2 “If the thought of an R-rated comedy starring puppets engaged in sexual acts, drug abuse and murder—directed by Jim Henson’s son Brian, no less—sounds like subversive fun, well, it should have been.” Read more >>

Leave No Trace ★★★ 1/2 “With her latest, Cambridge native Debra Granik proves that her 2010 film, the Ozark-set drama Winter’s Bone, was no flash-in-the-pan.” Read more >>

The Meg ★★ “Nearly 20 years ago, Renny Harlin’s Deep Blue Sea mined a lot of this territory with a knowing wink, while Turteltaub’s film does its best not to sink.” Read more >>

Mission: Impossible—Fallout ★★★ “It had to happen sooner or later. After 22 years, the sixth entry in the Mission: Impossible movie franchise is the first installment that isn’t better than the one that preceded it. But then, it’s difficult to top perfection.” Read more >>

Puzzle ★★★ 1/2 Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald gives a moving performance in Marc Turtletaub’s Puzzle Read more >>

Sorry to Bother You ★★ 1/2 “A huge hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this debut film from rapper Boots Riley has a lot to say—almost too much.” Read more >>

The Spy Who Dumped Me ★★ “Director and co-writer Susanna Fogel’s The Spy Who Dumped Me probably looked OK on paper, but even if you enjoyed Mila Kunis’ turns in movies like Bad Moms, her Audrey and McKinnon’s Morgan are about as believable as best friends as Donald Trump and Barack Obama would be.” Read more >>

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