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Adorable and hilarious Paul Rudd is back in a delightful Ant-Man sequel, “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” It’s a relief to be a part of the silly, self-aware fun, in the face of ponderous epics in the Marvel Comics Universe. more

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UW Cinematheque brings back “Come Drink with Me,” a classic film starring Cheng Pei-pei, whom modern viewers might recognize as Jade Fox in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” more

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Robin Shepard

Movies have returned to East Towne Mall. And there’s a new brewpub to go with them. more

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If you’ve seen The Lost World: Jurassic Park — the 1997 sequel to 1993’s Jurassic Park — then you’ve pretty much seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to 2015’s reboot of the franchise. more

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The philosophically ambitious director Brad Bird releases a long-awaited sequel, “Incredibles 2.” It’s a visual wonder, full of breathtaking set pieces and energy. more

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In a new documentary, experience the quiet fierceness and the force of love that was Fred Rogers. “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood” had, at its core, a gentleness, an acceptance of all human beings. more

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Toni Collette is a burning inferno at the center of “Hereditary,” a superlative slow-burn horror film that should join the classics. more

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The all-female heist crew of the new “Ocean’s 8” has some notable talents, but the film overall fails to live up to its namesake. more

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Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” is a knuckle-whitening depiction of a man of God toppling into a spiritual abyss. It stars Ethan Hawke, giving the best performance of his career. more

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Had your fill of superhero films? You might want to check out MMoCA’s Rooftop Cinema, Friday nights in June. This series has everything from tap dancing to collage, and some of the offerings might blow your mind. more

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Filmmakers Peter Mackie and Nick Vitale, who met while attending Middleton High School, are getting some Hollywood attention for their short movie “Sergey’s Fortune.” Mackie lives in Los Angeles, but Vitale is staying put. more

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It’s not a hard-hitting expose, but Wim Wenders’ new documentary, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” allows the pontiff to speak simply and eloquently about the state of the world. It’s a soothing balm. more

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"Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a lovely backdrop for a condensed backstory featuring a young Han Solo, a bland and cuddly Alden Ehrenreich, who lacks Harrison Ford’s charisma. more

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Riveting performances from Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams anchor the excellent “Disobedience,” a film about love and grief set in a community of Orthodox Jews in London. more

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“RBG” is a new documentary that shines a light on the extraordinary life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the diminutive Supreme Court Justice who is still kicking it in her mid-80s. more

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A mental health therapist who struggled with an eating disorder releases a new documentary, “Reclaim Beauty.” It premieres May 15 at Union South. more

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Charlize Theron is a marvel as a mom on the verge of a breakdown in “Tully.” She finds relief after she gets help from a “night nanny. more

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Noel Spirandelli

In one Milwaukee neighborhood, more than 60 percent of men have spent time in prison by the time they are 34. This alarming fact shapes “Milwaukee 53206,” a documentary that examines the incarceration crisis. more

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Director Lynne Ramsay delivers a haunting thriller in “You Were Never Really Here,” a story of overlapping traumas starring Joaquin Phoenix as a freelance investigator. more

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It’s not earth-shaking, but Amy Schumer nails both sides of her work in “I Feel Pretty,” where a self-loathing woman gets knocked on the head and suddenly sees her beauty. more

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