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The Conjuring 2

This is horror at its very, very best. Fascinating characters, complex storytelling, sharp direction, well-earned screams from the audience. A

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Maggie's Plan

I like anything that Greta Gerwig acts in—plus Julianne Moore is great in this off-beat comedy with a huge heart. A-

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Now You See Me 2

I got a kick out of the first installment—but not so much this time around. Of course, it's always a treat to see Morgan Freeman. C+

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The Lobster

Clever, funny, very bizarre. You'll love it, or hate it. Or more likely, you'll love it AND hate it. B-

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Love & Friendship

Based on a little-known Jane Austen novella. This movie isn't likely to make the story any better known. Sometimes funny, sometimes flat. B-

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