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GEMINI MAN

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Janet's TAKE: #GeminiMan has an interesting technical concept with a predictable plot. Grade/C

While Will Smith's acting and Ang Lee's direction were

JUDY movie review

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Janet's TAKE: In #JudyTheFilm, Renée Zellweger gives a spot-on performance with outstanding vocal renditions of Judy Garland's more popular songs. Grade/B

The story leaves

HUSTLERS

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Janet's TAKE: #HustlersMovie tells the messed-up story about a messed-up female collaboration (I can't really call it a friendship.) of exotic dancers trying to survive the financial crisis of 2008. Grade/C

Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez do their best with

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

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Janet's TAKE: Based on a true story, #BrittanyRunsAMarathon succeeds thanks to a knockout performance by Jillian Bell. Grade/A-

While the plot

STUBER

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Janet's TAKE: In #STUBER, a familiar plot gets freshened up by the outstanding lead performances. Grade/B+

More than I expected from

5B

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Janet's TAKE: Interesting and eye-opening, this well-paced documentary has an

The Fall of the American Empire

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Janet's TAKE: #TheFalloftheAmericanEmpire is a slightly different approach to the standard heist film. A good lead performance by Alexandre Landry helps

DESTROYER

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Janet's TAKE: #DestroyerMovie is a slow-paced, but effective crime thriller that's bolstered by Nicole Kidman's award-worthy performance. Grade/B+

Director Kusama wisely focuses