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Ad Astra
Movie

Ad Astra

Pitt flies high to reach emotional depths in sci-fi drama. Full expert review
Downton Abbey
 
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Downton Abbey

Gorgeous drama will thrill longtime fans of the show. Full expert review
Hustlers
Movie

Hustlers

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

The Goldfinch

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

Bluey

Positive family, social themes in Aussie pup's adventures. Full expert review

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Downton Abbey

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Blinded by the Light

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Avengers: Endgame

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