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Unlike most drug war movies, this one focuses on an indigenous tribe and ignores the glorification or overdramatization of so many films. It's early, but this is a contender for one of the year's best already. Read more

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Although the meta-premise of this film, that a woman finds herself inside a rom-com, isn't quite as clever as it believes itself to be, people are coming to see Rebel Wilson do funny Rebel Wilson things. And Rebel Wilson does Rebel Wilson things. Read more

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That's right, we aren't done giving you belated lists of the best/worst movies of the year! Not to sound click-baity, but you really will be surprised which movie made my worst list and Mason's best... Read more

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Allegedly a torture porn takedown of toxic masculinity, this botched effort actually endorses what it's criticizing. Treating nerdy white dudes as an oppressed minority, it's not only poorly conceived, it's bad in every possible way. Read more

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Pseduo-science about cloning meets Keanu Reeves's acting. The results are unsurprisingly best avoided. Read more

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Another boring indie movie that isn't really that much of an indie movie, this is a tame domestic drama featuring great performances from Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal but little else to really get excited about. Read more

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This dull heist movie takes itself far too seriously in retelling a crime committed by bored bros. Read more

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This well-produced, good-feeling documentary has very little in the way of revelations or insights. It's basically a long commercial for Mister Rogers Neighborhood, which makes it watchable but not exceptionally compelling. Read more

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A seemingly unfinished adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic that is a strong contender for the worst movie of the year. Maybe read a book instead? Read more

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Mason's take on the new record holder for "biggest opening weekend in history" is even slightly harsher than Ryan's, as he catalogs all the things the movie undoes. Read more

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Mason thought long and hard, weighed the evidence, and chose 10 (and only 10) movies that represent the best of the millennium so far. You'll be surprised, I promise. Read more

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Difficult to describe, but easy to watch, this twisty/turny piece has equal parts intelligent thrills and black comedy. If you're so inclined, you'll be glad you attended. Read more

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The much-maligned, silly, neo-noir movie from Duncan Jones only deserves to be maligned, says Mason. If you see only one Amish sci-fi movie this year... Read more

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The Walking Dead's ratings are still thriving, even if fans are seemingly falling off like zombie appendages. Count Mason as one of the rotted souls dropping off. Here's why... Read more

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Mason's roundup of the best and worst films of 2017 is notably varied from Ryan's in several regards. Make like an old Highlights Magazine game and spot what's different! Read more

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Although sitting through a movie where a douchebag dude uses and discards women for inspiration right now sounds terrible, watching one get his comeuppance is satisfying, especially when he's played by Daniel Day Lewis. Read more

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A stale sci-fi comedy that ignores the sci-fi and explores some troubling storylines is a major disappointment from Omaha's own Alexander Payne. Read more

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James Franco stars in a fictionalized retelling of the creation of the "worst movie ever." A hilarious, but respectful, homage to artists who make bad art from genuine love, this is among the year's best. Read more

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The cliched coming-of-age flick is twisted with a mean-spirited protagonist, who sucks. Writer/director Greta Gerwig's film leaves little impact beyond a lead character who deserves comeuppance and not redemption. Read more

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Director Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest sees Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman in a twisted state of affairs. Whether or not you find this "funny," you'll undoubtedly find it original and fascinating. Read more

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