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  • Hotel Mumbai

    Hotel Mumbai

    ★★★★

    At the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, the staff are encouraged to adopt a “hospitality plus” attitude. The result is a warm atmosphere for the wealthy guests and an exacting one for the employees. One such worker, Arjun (Dev Patel), is nearly sent packing for forgetting his uniform shoes. Lucky for him, his sympathetic boss (Anupam Kher) lends him a pair (a couple sizes too small, as it turns out). What neither of them, nor anyone else in the…

  • Five Feet Apart

    Five Feet Apart

    ★★★★

    In the opening scene of Justin Baldoni’s Five Feet Apart, a teenager, Stella (Haley Lu Richardson), helps two of her friends select outfits for their upcoming trip. The three girls joke around, offer each other words of support and check Instagram in what appears to be Stella’s bedroom. Then, the friends have to leave and we learn why Stella isn’t accompanying them on their excursion. We’re not in a bedroom but a hospital room that Stella has decorated, as her…

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★

    Made me wish I was never really there.

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★★

    It’s starting to seem like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just an excuse to perfect that time-reversing face CGI thing used to restore veteran movie stars to their youthful glory. In the latest installment, we get not one, not two but three Hollywood legends briefly appearing like they haven’t in years: Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne. The dream of the 90s is alive in Ant-Man and the Wasp. But that’s just one of the tricks director Peyton Reed has up his sleeve in this sequel that’s bigger, more inventive, funnier and more fun than its predecessor...

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