Movies Update: Oscars Roundup and More

Plus, is «Citizen Kane» no longer perfect?

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By Mekado Murphy

Movies Editor

Hey, movie fans!

We wrapped up another Oscars season with quite the unusual ceremony. Here’s a look back at the best and worst moments, an explanation of Anthony Hopkins’s unexpected win for best actor, a critical analysis of the awards, a review of the red (or pink?) carpet looks and a tip on where to stream the winners.

If you’re all caught up on Oscar movies (or are looking for something very different), there are plenty of new films on offer. Netflix has the haunted-house thriller “Things Heard & Seen,” as well as the animated comedy “The Mitchells vs. the Machines.” Amazon has the action thriller “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse,” starring Michael B. Jordan. (Watch a harrowing scene narrated by the director.)

If that’s not enough, there’s also new work from the Swedish critical darling Roy Andersson, a buoyant summer camp musical, a chilly spy thriller and a Syrian refugee comedy. It’s an eclectic list!

Enjoy the movies.

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CRITICS’ PICKS

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Netflix

Critic’s Pick

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Review: When Bots Attack

A family of lovable kooks are the last hope against a robot apocalypse in this hilarious animated Netflix film.

By Maya Phillips

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ArtMattan Films

Critic’s Pick

‘Marighella’ Review: Battle for Brazil

Wagner Moura’s provocative feature debut chronicles the armed struggle led by Carlos Marighella against Brazil’s military dictatorship in the 1960s.

By Devika Girish

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Magnolia Pictures

Critic’s Pick

‘About Endlessness’ Review: Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

Roy Andersson’s latest feature is a somber, exhilarating collection of self-defeating human specimens.

By A.O. Scott

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Focus Features

Critic’s Pick

‘Limbo’ Review: A Musician in Exile Tunes Out

A Syrian refugee deposited on a remote Scottish isle seeks meaning in his isolated surroundings, with wryly funny results.

By Glenn Kenny

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Chris Westlund, Alexa Carroll and Kent Willard/FreeStyle Digital Media

Critic’s Pick

‘Best Summer Ever’ Review: Not Just Another Song and Dance

A largely disabled cast leads this charming teen musical.

By Calum Marsh

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MOVIE REVIEWS

‘Things Heard & Seen’ Review: Another Real Estate Nightmare

Amanda Seyfried and James Norton move into a haunted house in this busy, creaky Netflix thriller.

By A.O. Scott

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‘Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse’ Review: A Routine Mission

Aside from a few set pieces, this action film, starring Michael B. Jordan, is a surprisingly dull adaptation of Clancy’s 1993 novel.

By Ben Kenigsberg

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‘The Virtuoso’ Review: A Paid Killer, Hitting Bum Notes

Anson Mount plays the title character, who gets his assignments from Anthony Hopkins. But he keeps messing things up.

By Glenn Kenny

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‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ Review: Reframing an Urban Classic

Burhan Qurbani’s film reinterprets a classic German novel into the story of a 21st-century immigrant from Guinea-Bissau surviving under the thumb of a brutal drug dealer.

By Nicolas Rapold

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‘Triumph’ Review: Going to the Mat

The film tells the story of an aspiring high school wrestler with cerebral palsy.

By Ben Kenigsberg

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‘The Outside Story’ Review: Brooklyn as No One Has Ever Known It

In this listless comedy by Casimir Nozkowski, a moping homebody locks himself out, but the resulting interaction with others helps to change his outlook.

By Teo Bugbee

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‘Four Good Days’ Review: Repairing a Mother-Daughter Relationship

In this drama, Mila Kunis plays a heroin addict and Glenn Close the mother trying to help her get clean.

By Ben Kenigsberg

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‘Percy vs Goliath’ Review: Growing Pains

Christopher Walken plays a beleaguered farmer in this understated environmental drama.

By Jeannette Catsoulis

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