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One-note ‘Crawl’ revels sadistically in graphic gator gore

A woman and her father battle a hurricane and huge alligators. There’s not much else going on.

 

This 1980s-style buddy comedy puts stars in the driver’s seat

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani gets a much-deserved breakout role playing Stu the Uber driver in “Stuber.”

 

‘Ophelia’ unsteadily revisits ‘Hamlet’ from female perspective

There’s fine acting from Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts, but this fails as both potboiler and quasi-Shakespeare.

 

‘Midsommar’: There’s creepy stuff galore under the midnight sun

From explicit nudity to spooky Swedes, director Ari Aster’s follow-up to “Heriditary” is truly bonkers.

‘Spider-Man’ good enough but suffers from ‘Avengers’ hangover

For Peter Parker (Tom Holland), the loss of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is an issue.

‘Yesterday’ gets by with a little help from a great cast

It’s also got a killer idea — a global hiccup leaves just one man who remembers the Beatles.

It’s no classic, but ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ gets the job done

When teenagers foolishly enter a spooky basement, a demon doll gets loose to wreak havoc.

Four big stars for comic, poignant and wonderful ‘Toy Story 4’

The animated franchise that can do no wrong returns with another thoroughly lovable adventure.

‘Last Black Man’ mourns for the lost soul of San Francisco

The film is a moody, surreal elegy to a city that’s been conquered by gentrification and wealth.

‘Dead Don’t Die’ puts a Jim Jarmuschian spin on the zombie genre

In-jokes and deadpan drollery by the likes of Bill Murray abound in this enjoyably shaggy outing.

‘International’ hits a low-key point in the ‘MIB’ franchise

It’s agreeable enough, with nice rapport between stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth.

After a smart start, ‘Late Night’ peters out in the late going

Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling are fun to watch, but the plot takes an unwelcome conventional turn.

‘Phoenix’ one of the darkest moments in the ‘X-Men’ franchise

Clunky dialogue and phoned-in performances make this feeble outing unworthy of any timeline.

Mild-mannered approach makes ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ refreshing

This good-natured sequel’s a welcome change from the hyperactivity of most kids’ movies.

Taron Egerton, in full Elton John regalia, in a scene from “Rocketman.” (Paramount Pictures)

‘Rocketman’: Silly and over the top — just like Elton John

Elton’s songs are as catchy as ever and Taron Egerton’s performance is spot-on.

Taron Egerton, in full Elton John regalia, in a scene from “Rocketman.” (Paramount Pictures)

Godzilla proves no match for tedium in latest monster flick

His fights with monsters such as Mothra are pretty cool. But then the humans start talking.

Small details add up to a compelling story in ‘The Souvenir’

The film, about a young woman dallying with a sketchy older man, is challenging and hard to shake.

‘Booksmart’ is a new classic of the high-school movie genre

With two engaging lead performances, this joins films like “Dazed and Confused” in the pantheon.

Long-delayed ‘Don Quixote’ collapses after funny first hour

Still, we should be glad that Terry Gilliam’s shambolic picture finally made it past the gatekeepers.

Keanu Reeves wisely still letting his fists do the talking

The words-challenged star and a lively supporting cast make mayhem galore in “John Wick: Chapter 3.”