movie of the moment…

MaryAnn’s quick take: Wonderfully escapist, dripping with magnificently congenial charm thanks to the comic chemistry of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Plus Jungle Cruise is sure to enrage people who use “woke” as an insult. Yay! Read the review…

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on netflix

My Octopus Teacher documentary review: out of the way, human (#Netflix) - This otherwise gorgeous nature documentary is marred by the banal self-therapy of its human protagonist... and he is nowhere near as interesting as the manic pixie dream octopus who changes his life.

movies for the resistance

The Body Fights Back documentary review: food for thought - Honest, compassionate, and very necessary, this is a provocation, a challenge to our individual and cultural preconceived notions about and neurotic relationships to food, weight, and body image.

on vod in us/uk

Peter Rabbit 2 (aka Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway) movie review: carrot and shtick - Cynical sequel — you know, for kids! — doubles down on the nihilistic money-grubbing of the original. Thinks that being clever and meta about its own disenchantment will win us over. It does not.

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