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‘Puzzle’ generates low-key Oscar buzz

Kelly Macdonald is superb as a housewife with a gift for quickly assembling crossword puzzles.

 

More nonsense would have helped giant-shark tale

“The Meg” boasts a few cool action scenes, but an uncertain tone keeps it from scoring.

 

Sundance winner ‘Miseducation’ a remarkable and devastating film

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” is a depiction of a gay conversion therapy center for teenagers.

 

An out-of-focus ‘Generation Wealth’ takes look at shallowness

This documentary film is about conspicuous consumption in modern America — of the Kardashian style.

‘Filmworker’ tells the story of Stanley Kubrick’s man Friday

The film explores Kubrick and Leon Vitali’s relationship, while throwing in a lot of film trivia.

Latest ‘Impossible’ shouldn’t work — but boy, does it ever

The venerable action vehicle for Tom Cruise, 56, should be out of gas. But it’s roaring at 200 mph.

‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ wins you over with superb cast

Gus Van Sant’s movie pays tribute to cartoonist John Callahan, played with gusto by Joaquin Phoenix.

‘Skyscraper’ offers high-rise thrills, The Rock’s shoulders

The action-movie superstar deftly carries this fun summer blockbuster.

‘Seventh Day’ artfully juggles sports, immigration themes

The Brooklyn neighborhood where the movie takes place comes to vivid life.

‘The King’ tries to tie Elvis’ decline to America’s

The documentary strives, not very successfully, to connect the music icon to Trump’s America.

In “Soldado” sequel, there’s nobody left with any illusions

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is extremely bleak, but it’s effective enough as a crime film.

‘Trace’ draws acute portrait of father-daughter relationship

Debra Granik’s terrific film shows how a young woman emerges from her parent’s influence.

Same old stuff happens on latest trip to ‘Jurassic World’

It’s a bit peppier than the turgid 2015 installment, but that’s about it.

‘Izzy Gets the F—- Across Town’ spotlights a rising star

The movie’s pretty much typical indie stuff, but star Mackenzie Davis will be big very soon.

Is ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ too arty for the Kids Today?

Kubrick’s classic blew minds in 1968, but it might be too slow and enigmatic for today’s audiences.

Take on ‘Frankenstein’ author flatlines into dullness

“Mary Shelley” is hamstrung by characters who are types rather than interesting people.

Art heist flick gets darker — and better — as it goes along

The indie film “American Animals” could be a breakout hit, thanks to MoviePass.

Punk rocker-meets-alien comedy should have been fun

“How to Talk to Girls at Parties” is undone by square humor and a poor feel for late-1970s London.

Saoirse Ronan is the best thing about ‘On Chesil Beach’

The Oscar-nominated actress owns this otherwise uneven adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novella.

Origin story ‘Solo’ delivers the ‘Star Wars’ thrills

It’s no classic, and star Alden Ehrenreich can’t match Harrison Ford (who can?), but the movie is fun.