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If you’re looking for one last vacation before school starts, “Beast” takes the audience to South Africa on a treacherous adventure. Depending on your expectations, this made-for-TV movie delivers predictable thrills, suspense and functions mostly like a watered down “Jurassic Park.”

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For those afraid of heights, “Fall” might be one of the scariest films you’ll ever see. The sweaty palm-inducing thriller opens up with three friends on an intense vertical climb. The filmmakers waste no time putting the viewer on the wall with the characters, showing some impressive aerial …

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“You put peace out into the world, and you get it back,” is one of the first things Ladybug (Brad Pitt) says in this film. A true statement, but it’s not where director David Leitch heads with “Bullet Train.”

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Short, sweet, and visually poetic, “A Love Song” is a slice of “Nomadland” with Wes Anderson’s aesthetic. Writer/director Max Walker-Silverman graduates with honors from short films to this, his first full-length feature. Longtime character actress Dale Dickey (“Hell or High Water” and “Wint…

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Oscar-winner Jordan Peele (“Get Out,” “Us”) continues to carve out his own unique film genre with “Nope.” It’s never just horror, nor is it all comedy. It’s the perfect blend of those elements and more, over a strange and unusual plot that’s always just shy of something we have seen before.

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There is little gray in the Russo brothers’ latest colorful action thriller for Netflix. The Avengers/Captain America franchise directors apply their signature full tilt style of heavy edits, globetrotting locations and high-octane action sequences.

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Following the success of “Thor: Ragnarok,” Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi won an Academy Award for writing “Jojo Rabbit.” Since then he’s been involved in top tier television shows and has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand director. It’s only natural he return not only as direct…

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The opening sequences of “Elvis” and the introduction to The King are not too dissimilar to that of “Moulin Rouge!” when Satine finally drops into frame. Australian filmmaker and Oscar nominee, Baz Luhrmann has an eccentric style of directing that leans heavy on abundance. His flair for colo…

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Not all coming of age stories are about the young. “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” won’t be a film for everyone. However, director Sophie Hyde and writer Katy Brand have found a small slice of originality in this conversation piece that gets frank about sexuality, maturity and self-worth.

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With “Top Gun: Maverick” flying high at the box office, it’s casting a large shadow on any new release daring to debut in the sequel’s second week. “Watcher” is a small film from IFC’s horror movie division, directed by new filmmaker Chloe Okuno.

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The opening credits and music are identical to the 1986 film by Tony Scott. If you take nostalgia out of the equation, the original film had some of the worst acting, editing and cinematography around. Looking back at the Navy propaganda flick feels more like watching a video game than a fea…