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Hustlers
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Hustlers

J. Lo crime comedy glamorizes stripping; language, drugs. Full expert review
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Movie

The Goldfinch

Art-centered drama about loss has teen drinking, drug use. Full expert review
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Movie

It Chapter Two

Fewer scares, plenty of blood in long but fun sequel. Full expert review
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Bennett's War

Predictable crowd-pleaser feels like a motocross commercial. Full expert review
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece. Full expert review

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