Red Joan

Octogenarian Judi Dench can do it all. She can play smart, fierce and sexy (see her in the more recent James Bond films). She can be a queen (a number of films). She can be a creeper (oh, yes, Notes on a Scandal). And she can effortlessly play an everywoman (like Philomena). But she can’t make a …

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Atomic Blonde

Hours before the Berlin Wall topples as a result of the thawing Cold War, it’s spy vs. spy vs. spy vs. spy in this smoking hot, stylish, violent, and enjoyably baffling comic book movie. Atomic Blonde is one of those graphic novel adaptations that celebrates it source with its over-the-top eye-popping look. It’s 1989, and …

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SUMMARY: During World War II, intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) is stationed in North Africa where he encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

Central Intelligence

I’m pretty sure that moviegoers of all persuasions and sexes have a collective cinematic crush on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Shoot, how could you not? A towering, handsome guy with blinding white teeth and hams for biceps, he has that rare charisma that burns through the screen. He can play strong and noble, but is …

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Need more? Melissa McCarthy cements her status as a cinematic force to be reckoned with in this super- fun action-comedy from writer-director Paul Feig. In it, she stars as Susan Cooper, a mild- mannered CIA agent who’s been relegated to a desk job while her suave super-spy partner, Bradley Fine (Jude Law), jets around the …

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Bridge of Spies

That is not to say that Spielberg doesn’t know how to make an entertaining historical film. Bridge of Spies, after an exceptionally sluggish first half hour or so, is indeed entertaining. Set in the Cold War, the always-appealing Every Man Tom Hanks plays James Donovan, an insurance attorney that ends up defending the most hated …

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