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Will Smith's Netflix blockbuster Bright is stunning in its audacity—and its stupidity

Finally, high fantasy for the sunglasses-on-the-back-of-the-head set. If nothing else, you have to admire the audacity of the Netflix executives who greenlit Bright: The core conceit of this film—a violent, R-rated cop movie that just so happens to have fantasy creatures in it—is so batshit bonkers that it’s kind of…

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Jason Bateman unwraps his dark side in smart-then-dumb thriller The Gift

Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, The Gift, comes packaged as one of those glossy “adult” thrillers that hit peak popularity in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the kind in which some perfect American family is menaced by a smiling human monster, a wolf in sheep’s clothing. On the surface, it’s an odd starring vehicle…