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Puzzling editing choices prevent this tale of a hijacked 1976 flight from Tel Aviv to Paris from attaining any real tension or narrative momentum.

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The film depicting the origin story of Lara Croft's raider of lost tombs "isn't awful," says critic Chris Klimek, "but its invasive, thudding mediocrity will make you wish it were."

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Max Winkler's tale of a teenager who uses sex to get revenge on a man who may or may not have assaulted her step-brother is a "glib character study" that tries too hard to shock.

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Come for the rom-com elements, familiar and dutiful though they are. Stay for the film's sensitive, specific and closely observed coming-out storyline, which feels new — and important.

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Alison Klayman's new film Take Your Pills looks at the pervasiveness of prescription stimulants — Adderall, Ritalin, and others — in college classrooms and workplaces in the U.S.

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Bunker, who died in 2005, spent 18 years in prison before becoming a successful writer. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1985 film Runaway Train, which helped launch the career of actor Danny Trejo.

Armando Ianucci's new film satirizes the days in 1953 when the Soviet Union lost its totalitarian leader and members of his inner circle argued, plotted and killed while selecting a successor.

Taylor Richardson set up a GoFundMe to raise $15,000 to send 1,000 girls to see the Disney film. But, with the help of J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine and Oprah, she surpassed her goal.

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Trejo says that his experience standing in the San Quentin prison yard waiting for a riot prepared him for acting: "You're absolutely scared to death ... [but] you have to pretend you're not."

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Two filmmakers from Amarillo, Texas, released their debut film about the death of a young man in the late '90s after a jocks versus punks brawl that got widespread national attention and exposed deep divisions in the city. The film, Bomb City, carries a nickname for Amarillo, the only city in the country with a nuclear assembly plant.

Known for designing the little black numbers worn by Audrey Hepburn, a British fashion declared of his first collection: "These dresses remind you of that first, best, glass of champagne."

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NPR's Don Gonyea declares the Coen Brothers' 1998 film The Big Lebowski a cinematic masterpiece in this week's essay. It really ties the whole show together.

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Thoroughbreds is a story of the dark friendship between teens Lily and Amanda and their plot to murder Lily's stepfather. Director and writer Cory Finley joins NPR's Don Gonyea to talk about the film.

The new film follows her character across the universe on a quest for her missing father. Reid says it was important "to be able to not only see myself but represent other girls that looked like me."

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Ava DuVernay's adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's novel assets that a young girl's imagination can change the world. Critic Justin Chang says despite some gaudiness, the film has its own kind of magic.

The soundtrack to the Disney's newest blockbuster bildungsroman matches the bright-eyed whimsy of the film — maybe a little too much.

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The soundtrack to the Disney's newest blockbuster bildungsroman matches the bright-eyed whimsy of the film — maybe a little too much.

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For the Tokyo-based, Alabama-born duo of Nice Legs, its band name was more than just an homage to The Room -- it was an homage to friendship that ended up yielding a sorta-lucky break.

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Murder Most Foal: Two teenage girls — a champion horseback rider and a fashionable boarding school student — plan a bloody deed in this "blistering new comic thriller."

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Though it traffics in broad stereotypes, several funny performances nearly salvage this satiric tale of a faked kidnapping, greedy executives and dim-bulb criminals.

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