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Photo | Submitted Emily Blunt, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson star in “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Mary Poppins Returns! (PG) What a total delight this movie is! Pure magic from the first bars of the opening waltz, “Underneath the Lovely London Sky,” to the reprise of the waltz at the end, this should keep you enthralled,…

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Photo | Submitted Ryan Reynolds and David Leitch star in “Deadpool 2.”

Deadpool 2 (R) This film, like its predecessor, is total nonsense from start to finish, but it is funny nonsense nevertheless. It cannot be a critic’s favorite because so many of the lines go by so fast that this poor…

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A Private War (R) This may be the most chilling pictorial interpretation of a major conflict in the history of film. Rosamund Pike is astounding in her portrayal of Marie Colvin, who makes the word “intrepid” sound like weak tea.…

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Photo | Submitted Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee and Ben Hardy star in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13) This biopic will undoubtedly mean more to Queen fans than to the common moviegoer, but even those of us who know only two Queen songs can learn a lot from this movie. Both of them, “We Are…

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Photo | Submitted John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star in “The Sisters Brothers.”

The Sisters Brothers (R) Two brothers, Eli (John C. Reilly) and Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) Sisters, are on the trail of another tough guy, John Morris (Jake Gyllenhaal) in 1851. All three are under the command of a mysterious “Commodore” who has…

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A Star Is Born (R) Never a Lady Gaga fan entirely, I am now! What a performance she gives, both dramatically and musically in this fourth  remake of the classic “rising star, falling sponsor” franchise. The film has previously been…

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Photo | Submitted Yeti Migo discovers that the Small Foot really does exist. (Mike at the Movies)

Smallfoot (PG) This film is a surprisingly effective allegory on religion and politics. Couldn’t see that coming? Migo, voiced by Channing Tatum, stumbles upon what he calls “Smallfoot,” (Percy voiced by James Corden) who has been dropped into the Yeti…

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Photo | Submitted Taissa Farmiga plays Sister Irene in “The Nun.”

The Nun (R) I am an atheist and that may color some of my reaction to this film, but my main question following it was: What do Catholics think of the exploitation of some aspects of their faith that is…

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Happytime Murders (R) Mercy, is this one hard to describe! Put it this way: The featured actors are all Muppets but this is NOT a kids’ movie! Melissa McCarthy as Detective Connie Edwards teams up with Phil Phillips, ex-cop (Bill…

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The Spy Who Dumped Me (R) This is without a doubt the most continuously funny film of the summer. Mila Kunis as Audrey and Kate McKinnon as Morgan have great chemistry and romp their way through this violent spy movie…