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Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ron Howard’s take on Han Solo’s origins is “pure fan service”—and if you expect little else, “you’ll be more than satisfied,” said Entertainment Weekly. But because Alden Ehrenreich is just OK as Solo, this “good-not-great movie” belongs to Donald Glover’s swaggering Lando Calrissian.
Three Identical Strangers
Tim Wardle’s “mesmerizing” documentary about the accidental reunion of 19-year-old triplets begins on a joyous note, said The Seattle Times. Yet as we gradually learn why the three young men were separated at birth, the narrative darkens, becoming “as spellbinding as a great psychological thriller.”
Barry: Season 1
Bill Hader’s strong acting provides “a powerful core” for this sitcom of surprising depth, said AVClub.com. After a slow start, the series’ story of a hitman bitten by the acting bug blooms into a compelling tragicomedy about our capacity for self-delusion. Henry Winkler shines as Barry’s drama coach.