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Far from the Madding Crowd

Tight, terrific storytelling. The 19th century brought into the 21st in high style. All the players are superb. A

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Tomorrowland

A pretty cool concept—a positive look at the future (imagine that?) but unlike, say, E.T., the story never catches fire. B

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Pitch Perfect 2

Glee for the big screen. I like Anna Kendrick in anything. B

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Quite good—until—as usual—they start blowing everything up, and blowing it up, and blowing it up, and blowing it up. B+ (boom)

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Mad Max: Fury Road

You'll either hate it or love it. Utterly spectacular. Crazy. Wildly inventive. Funny, horrific—often all in the same ten seconds. Yep—ten second set pieces! A-

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Woman in Gold

Really strong story about art stolen by the Nazis. But a bit slow moving. Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds both do good work. I like Reynolds more than the critics do. B

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The Connection

French film. Subtitles. Probably the best thriller I've seen so far this year. A-


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