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Late style: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

Reuniting with De Niro, Pacino and Pesci, the acclaimed director has delivered less of a Mob film than a morality play

David Michôd’s ‘The King’

The Australian director on his Timothée Chalamet–starring adaptation of Shakespeare’s history plays

We don’t need another superhero

Are superheroes the form of entertainment we deserve, but not the one we need right now?

Tory Days: ‘Blinded by the Light’

Bruce Springsteen provides more than the soundtrack in this Thatcher-era coming-of-age film

Clang, clang, clang: ‘Judy’

The Judy Garland biopic confuses humiliation for homage

Remembrance of things past: ‘The Souvenir’

Joanna Hogg’s autobiographical coming-of-age tale avoids easy answers

Carnage with courtesy: ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Jim Jarmusch on his philosophical take on the zombie apocalypse

No one’s laughing now: Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’

A gripping psychological study of psychosis offers a surprising change of pace in the superhero genre

Tartt break: ‘The Goldfinch’

John Crowley plays a good hand poorly with this adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel

Interplanetary, mostly ordinary: James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’

Brad Pitt’s interstellar family-therapy odyssey struggles with earthbound sentiment

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