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Superhero stalwarts take a bow in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

This three-hour-long cog in the Disney-Marvel money machine should please fans of the genre.

Loopy ‘Stockholm’ makes you feel for its moronic antihero

Ethan Hawke shines in this film about the bank heist behind the expression “Stockholm Syndrome.”

Moody ‘Teen Spirit’ smells like a darkish character study

Elle Fanning plays a sullen teen who pursues her dream of winning a TV singing competition.

Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’ is about the strength of collective action

This stirring film, about a social-reform struggle in 1819 England, eschews cheap emotional tugs.

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                                David Harbour plays the titular character in “Hellboy,” based on the comic book character created by Mike Mignola.

R rating doesn’t upgrade this tiresome comic book movie

The “Hellboy” reboot has more gore and profanity than the original, but that doesn’t make it better.

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                                David Harbour plays the titular character in “Hellboy,” based on the comic book character created by Mike Mignola.

‘Mary Magdalene’ puts feminist spin on the biblical character

The film is sincere but could use more zip — and Joaquin Phoenix makes for a low-energy Jesus.

Robert Pattinson takes another giant leap away from mainstream

The former heartthrob plays an astronaut in Claire Denis’ peculiar but compelling sci-fi outing.

‘Pet Sematary’ is a very grim remake of Stephen King’s tale

The new one is distinguished only by its dour determination and a better-than-necessary cast.

‘Shazam!’ earns its exclamation mark with gee-whiz cheerfulness

A put-upon orphan becomes an adult superhero by uttering the title phrase in this DC Comics lark.

‘Transit’ reminds us that cruelty can take place anytime

The story’s origins are in WWII, but it clearly takes place in the present day.

‘Dumbo’ unnecessarily flies again, thanks to Disney’s greed

Corporate profit-taking dictated that this so-so live-action version must be made.

Knightley and Skarsgard make a pretty pair in ‘The Aftermath’

But this superficial movie fails to create an interesting world around its attractive stars.

‘Dragged Across Concrete’ simultaneously compels and repels

Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn play rogue cops turned crooks in this stylish, violent flick.

‘Gloria’ is a sterling showcase for the great Julianne Moore

She plays a lonely woman navigating middle age in a busy, indifferent world.

Just roll with the scares in ‘Us,’ the follow-up to ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele spins an occasionally baffling tale of a family terrorized by their exact doubles.

Teens with cystic fibrosis find love — at a distance

‘Five Feet Apart’ starts strong, but goes off the rails with melodrama and dumb plotting.

‘Wonder Park’: Dark, weird animated film doesn’t come together

It has some good moments and aims for Pixar-style intensity, but is ultimately an odd ride.

‘Kid’ tells familiar Western tale through a child’s eye

A strong cast and a real feel for the genre partially overcomes terrible music and other flaws.

Men do what men gotta do in ‘Triple Frontier’

A hyper-masculine cast takes on a drug lord in this action pic that also deals with moral decisions.

‘Captain Marvel’ brings feminist touch to usual Marvel action

The superhero’s origin story is smaller in scope than its kin, and mercifully shorter.