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Wenders’ ‘Submergence’ never gets below surface of love story

The famed German director does find some intriguing ways to link the lovers when they’re apart.

Snohomish County stars in the strong mood film ‘Outside In’

Edie Falco of “The Sopranos” gives a top performance in perhaps Lynn Shelton’s strongest movie yet.

Helicopter-parent comedy ‘Blockers’ exceptionally well-cast

The movie maintains a cheerful mood and allows the actors to shine and the jokes to evolve.

Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ brims with 1980s cultural icons

The director’s a master funhouse thrill creator, but he seems conflicted about the film’s message.

‘Isle of Dogs’ might be Wes Anderson’s most dramatic film yet

The director of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” returns to stop-motion animation, but is it a bit much?

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is missing some monster-movie magic

The sequel to 2013’s “Pacific Rim” falls into a series of mindnumbing giant-robot fights.

‘Love, Simon’ updates ’90s teen movies with gay protagonist

Its pleasant nature makes it bland but enjoyable, in the tradition of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

‘Tomb Raider’ reboot’s chock-full of crazy cliffhangers

Star Alicia Vikander holds this inane but hugely fun action flick together.

British satire ‘The Death of Stalin’ draws blood

The film is about the lethal power-jockeying that followed the demise of the Soviet Union’s dictator.

Chaotic comedy ‘Gringo’ doesn’t quite come together

There’s plenty of zinger lines for the stellar cast, but the film doesn’t mesh.

Stanley Tucci’s performance makes ‘Submission’ worth watching

The actor does a superb turn as a teacher who allows himself to become infatuated with a student.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri movie (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Oscar prediction: Wild cards mean awards aren’t locked in

Here are The Herald’s movie critic’s picks and predictions for the 2018 Oscars.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri movie (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

‘Red Sparrow’: Spy flick’s torture scenes leave sour aftertaste

This Cold War-style thriller boasts a top-drawer cast, but the grim material wears thin.

Sally Porter’s wicked comedy ‘The Party’ deserves a sequel

This black-and-white film is full of lacerating one-liners delivered by a spot-on cast.

‘Film Stars Don’t Die’ a superficial take on Gloria Grahame

Annette Bening plays the movie star in the film based on Peter Turner’s memoir of their relationship.

‘Black Panther’ builds a proud new superhero world

The movie presents a vision of what central Africa might have looked like without colonialism.

‘Early Man’: Bronze Age animated feature forges some laughs

The movie does fall off in the later going by relying on a cliche climax — a big sporting match.

Eastwood’s odd approach emphasizes regular-guy heroism

“The 15:17 to Paris” is awkward at times, but casting the real-life heroes as themselves has appeal.

‘The Insult’ a blunt look at today’s degrading public discord

The Oscar-nominated movie involves a stupid encounter that escalates into a national argument.

‘Winchester’ should have been cheesy fun, but misfires completely

Thriller set in a real-life tourist trap is more likely to put you to sleep than give you chills.