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“Not many films address motherhood with as much irreverence as Tully,” said the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Charlize Theron is “bravely unglamorous” as a worn mother of three who perks up with the arrival of a nanny who’s almost “a punk-rock Mary Poppins.” Mackenzie Davis co-stars.
Ready Player One
The first hour of Steven Spielberg’s recent sci-fi fable about a teen hero set loose in a virtual reality game “moves like a roller coaster,” said Entertainment Weekly. Sadly, “a sort of fatigue sets in—the kind you get from watching someone else play a video game for too long.”
A Matter of Life and Death
This 1946 romantic fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger remains “enduringly rich and strange,” said TheGuardian.com. When a British fighter pilot survives a near-certain fiery death just after falling in love with a radio operator, he must prove at trial that it wasn’t all a cosmic error.