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  • South Korean martial arts period fantasy Memories of the Sword thrills viewers by externalizing the inner thoughts of three swordsmen and -women obsessed with revenge: a cocky teenager, her blind mother, and her mother's ex-lover....

  • 3 days ago | Film and TV

    South Korean martial arts period fantasy Memories of the Sword thrills viewers by externalizing the inner thoughts of three swordsmen and -women obsessed with revenge: a cocky teenager, her blind mother, and her mother's ex-lover. Writer-director ...

  • High school drama The Curse of Downers Grove delivers good, cheap thrills whenever teenage hormones rage hard enough to push its otherwise generic rape-revenge plot along. Co-adapted by Bret Easton Ellis from Michael Hornburg's novel, the...

  • Anti–romantic comedy Some Kind of Beautiful starts with a dialogue scene that baldly explains to viewers what kind of casually chauvinistic narrative it's not going to be. That promise is gracelessly and repeatedly broken...

  • 10 days ago | Film and TV

    Anti–romantic comedy Some Kind of Beautiful starts with a dialogue scene that baldly explains to viewers what kind of casually chauvinistic narrative it's not going to be. That promise is gracelessly and repeatedly broken thanks to neophyte screen...

  • The worst thing you can say about stop-motion kids adventure Shaun the Sheep Movie is that it's a feature-length series of sight gags. Based on the popular British TV series, Shaun the Sheep Movie revolves around the pantomime humor...

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