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Unfriended

The folks at Blumhouse Productions are extremely clever. They can make an effective scary movie—for about $1.99. All right, all right—$9.99. B

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Child 44

It's difficult to make a film that's both a thriller and a realistic drama. This one comes close. B-

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True Story

An interesting departure for James Franco and Jonah Hill. It's based on a true story, and yet I never quite believed it. B-

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The Longest Ride

I've been noticing for years that most folks don't have much tolerance for other people's soap operas. I pretty much do so I enjoyed this latest Nick Sparks confectionery—but also the hipper, cooler WHILE WE'RE YOUNG. B

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While We're Young

I've been noticing for years that most folks don't have much tolerance for other people's soap operas. I guess I do so I enjoyed the hip, cool WHILE WE'RE YOUNG but also Nick Sparks's sweet concoction, THE LONGEST RIDE. B

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Danny Collins

I will watch anything with Al Pacino in it. He and Annette Bening have terrific chemistry here. It's also nice to see a more restrained Bobby Cannavale. B

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Furious 7

Clever, well-constructed action scenes—until the powers-that-be decided it was time to start blowing everything up. B

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