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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

This is a movie that’s annoying in part because it doesn’t care if you’re annoyed by it. It doesn’t need you, the individual viewer, to…

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The Catcher Was a Spy

Paul Rudd plays against type, though not effectively, in this true story of a baseball catcher who was also an OSS agent.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Writer Profiles: Odie Henderson

We have some amazing writers, film critics and video essayists at RogerEbert.com, and as we head into the home stretch of this year, we would like to remind you of some of their work. Although we have many talented critics who contribute reviews and articles occasionally during the year, these particular profiles will highlight the work of our critics who have contributed the most reviews and/or video essays. Here is our critic Odie Henderson, whose work is always hilarious and insightful.Chaz Ebert, publisher

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Thoughts on 2016 (so far):

2016 has been a great year for documentaries. There's an urgency to them, whether it be political or emotional, that is striking and fearless. And with the growing popularity of streaming, these films have been getting seen by people who would not normally have access to them. Additionally, 2016 has been a good year for diverse films like "Queen of Katwe" and "Moonlight". I hope this expansion in storytelling is not just some temporary patch employed by a guilty Hollywood over #OscarsSoWhite. 

Excerpt from Odie's Movie Love Questionnaire (read the full Q&A here):

Because of Mom, I love the old actors like Stanwyck, Cagney and Davis. Mom also loved scary movies and trash, and had little patience for pretentious art movies. My readers know I love trash more than Oscar the Grouch. Now you know where I got that affliction.

Odie's reviews from 2016 (so far):

Diablo
The Benefactor
Ip Man 3
The Club
Race
Backgammon
Creative Control
Sweet Bean
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Nina
Elstree 1976
Almost Holy
Weiner
The Final Master
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
The Duel
Cell
Nerve
Five Nights in Maine
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
Ghost Team
Southside With You
For the Love of Spock
Come What May
Mr. Church
Closet Monster
A Man Called Ove
13th
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Check out all of Odie's reviews and interviews here.

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