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The High Note
 
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The High Note

Female-centric music dramedy strikes an entertaining chord. Full expert review
The King of Staten Island
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The King of Staten Island

Funny, touching Pete Davidson story has profanity, drug use. Full expert review
The Secret Garden (2020)
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The Secret Garden (2020)

Adaptation has positive themes but falls short on magic. Full expert review
An American Pickle
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An American Pickle

Rogen's double performance saves low-key comedy. Full expert review
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space
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The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space

Fun space adventure brings laughs and learning. Full expert review

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