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Cats
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Cats

Big-screen musical adaptation is both strange and magical. Full expert review
Gretel & Hansel
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Gretel & Hansel

Women take power in arty, violent fairy tale adaptation. Full expert review
Little Women (2019)
 
Movie

Little Women (2019)

Poignant, beautifully made take on beloved sisterhood tale. Full expert review
Dolphin Reef
 
Movie

Dolphin Reef

Entertaining, educational nature docu has some peril. Full expert review
The Elephant Queen
 
Movie

The Elephant Queen

Big-hearted, beautiful docu about matriarchal elephant herd. Full expert review

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