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Battle of the Sexes (2017)

For Billie (Emma Stone), the #1 ranked female tennis player at the time, the struggle is with her sexuality. Married to her strapping husband Larry (Austin Stowell), Billie nonetheless finds herself falling for pretty hairdresser Marilyn (Andrea Riseborough), who quickly goes from trimming Billie’s bangs to tagging along on the pro-tennis circuit as Billie’s unofficial …

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The Big Short

A lot of white guys in nice suits lost their riches in the financial collapse of 2008, and a few white guys in suits (and one notable one in bare feet) profited off the bust. It all stemmed from said bare-footed San Jose doctor/number-cruncher Michael Burry (Christian Bale) predicting the pattern that would end up …

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The Way Way Back

Liam James stars (in the Chris Makepeace role) as Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old, who’s dragged along when his well-meaning mom (Toni Collette) and her asshat boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell, in a nicely smarmy turn) decide to spend the summer at Trent’s beach house. Desperate to get away from the adults, Duncan seeks refuge at Water …

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Date Night

Director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) knows this, and gleefully hands the wheel of this silly but often hilarious mistaken-identity caper over to the two gifted comedic actors, whose ease with each other and the (obvious) improvisational flourishes they add to the material make the whole thing hugely enjoyable. The …

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