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Front Row at the Movies: American Made

You won’t find Tom Cruise hanging onto the side of the plane in this one. But he’s back in the cockpit with “Top Gun” cockiness. Add some action, flying excitement, and dangerous situations and you have a based-on-a-true-story “Mission Impossible” of sorts.

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Tropic Sprockets: Home Again

For those that want to put their brains in neutral, "Home Again" stars Reese Witherspoon in a paint-by-numbers romantic film about a spring fever attraction. 

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Front Row at the Movies: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Outlandish and stylish, the first Kingsman film was a fun outing designed to turn all those 007 movies on their ear. This time around, after the Kingsman headquarters are blown up, our heroes travel to the US to hook up with their counterpart, a spy organization called Statesman.

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Tropic Sprockets: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Aside from a small political subtext, this is a comic book film through and through. The action is dependably frenetic and furious, with so much whacking, bashing and crashing that it has the feel of a 1966 Batman episode -- eye-poppingly retro and sizzling to the eye.

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Tropic Sprockets: The Trip to Spain

The last two outings of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon had a breezy charm and this chapter is no exception. There is a comfortable familiarity here and when we see the two of them easily bantering back and forth, we lean into them like a pair of old sneakers. 

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Front Row at the Movies: Ingrid Goes West

“Ingrid Goes West” is a dark comedy of errors, mistaken identity, and unlikeable characters that gives new meaning to “friending” someone online.

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Tropic Sprockets: Good Time

The Safdie Brothers ("Daddy Longlegs") latest project is "Good Time" a sharp crime drama reminiscent of the work of Alan Parker ("Midnight Express") and William Friedkin.

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Front Row at the Movies: Atomic Blonde

There’s a category of movies that are pure action, the plot merely an excuse for the thrills. The antihero may be a cop or spy or ex-assassin, doesn’t matter. “John Wick” was a movie like that. “Atomic Blonde” is another.

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Tropic Sprockets: Ingrid Goes West

"Ingrid Goes West," a feature debut from director Matt Spicer, is the perfect blend of comedy and horror, highlighting the perils of our smartphone society with a nod to the psychological thrillers of Patricia Highsmith.

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Tropic Sprockets: Atomic Blonde

Although somewhat derivative "Atomic Blonde" is watchable for the charisma of Charlize Theron. Who else can emerge swollen, black, blue and bloody with several punctures, only to attend a premiere party in West Berlin the next evening?

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