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Michael Moore is still Michael Moore, but the agitprop of his new “Fahrenheit 11/9” manages to leave the viewer with some hope of mitigating Trump’s harm. more

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“Crazy Rich Asians” is a satisfying romantic comedy that balances the needs of the formula while providing significant cultural representation of Asians and Asian Americans. more

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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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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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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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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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Get ready for the March 4 Academy Awards with this handy guide to Isthmus’ reviews of the Best Picture nominees. more

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You don’t have to throw a dart at the Oscar pool chart. Check out this handy guide to the Oscar-nominated animated shorts and live-action shorts. more

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Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis reunite for Day-Lewis’ final screen performance. It’s a masterwork on all accounts. more

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There’s a messy beauty in the lives of the marginalized people in Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project.” Willem Dafoe is a sympathetic motel manager, but the story belongs to the semi-feral children who find adventure in their shabby surroundings. more

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Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” is a harrowing, immersive war movie that looks up close at the events that led to the Detroit race riots. more

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“Megan Leavey,” the fact-based drama about a Marine and her explosive-sniffing dog, falls short of being inspirational. more

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In some ways it is a “bigger and more” variation on the first film, but it’s also a richer variation. more

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If you missed “The Salesman” at the Wisconsin Film Festival, you can catch the Oscar-winning foreign film at the Union South Marquee. more

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Barry Jenkins’ revelatory film “Moonlight” is a complex, mesmerizing look at growing up poor, black and gay. more

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"American Honey" captures the life of road-tripping misfits on a magazine sales crew. It does a good job of capturing the makeshift family vibe, writes Scott Renshaw. more

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“The Magnificent Seven” is a satisfying remake of John Sturges’ 1960s film, based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 “Seven Samurai.” It puts a modern, multicultural twist on an old-fashioned story. more

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Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” lacks the intensity of some of his earlier films about governmental corruption and conspiracy. more

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Nothing is ever simple for Bridget Jones, so naturally, when the 40-something gets pregnant, she has to sort out who the father is. The newest film installment is only sporadically satisfying, but Renée Zellweger still delivers an earthy appeal. more

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