"Suicide Squad" | Warner Bros. Grade: B-

‘Suicide Squad’ falls short of heroic DC comeback

Since “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have been looking for their franchise starter to rival the yearly additions of well-oiled, if safe, comic book blockbusters from Marvel. Yet, both DC films underwhelmed with the critical and commercial populaces because of
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"Bad Moms" | STX Productions Inc.Grade: B

‘Bad Moms’ celebrates imperfection

From the writers of “The Hangover” comes “Bad Moms” — a ridiculously funny, lively tale of overworked moms who reach their breaking point, thus going on wild, self-indulgent escapades to relieve themselves of the stresses of day-to-day responsibilities. In a spectrum of summer blockbuster comedies, this film is a smart
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Berkeley: A new haven for cinephiles

When people think of cities with vibrant film cultures, only two places tend to come to mind: Los Angeles and New York. Which, to be fair, is expected. There’s Los Angeles — the home of Disney, Warner Brothers Studios and almost all other major studios. It’s arguably the entertainment capital
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"Captain Fantastic" | Wilson Webb/Bleecker Street Grade: B

‘Captain Fantastic’ is almost, but not quite fantastic

“If there’s any sort of message about parenting or living, it’s about seeking balance,” said Matt Ross, the Berkeley-based director and screenwriter of “Captain Fantastic.” The message sounds reasoned, if well-worn. The route that “Captain Fantastic” takes to get to that message, from deep in the forests of the Pacific
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