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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
It Chapter Two
Movie

It Chapter Two

Fewer scares, plenty of blood in long but fun sequel. Full expert review
Bennett's War
Movie

Bennett's War

Predictable crowd-pleaser feels like a motocross commercial. Full expert review
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TV

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece. Full expert review

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