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Wonder Woman “put the super back in movie heroism,” said The Wall Street Journal. Israeli actress Gal Gadot proved to be “the dazzling embodiment of female empowerment” as the lasso-wielding Amazonian princess, whose quest to end World War I elicits plenty of “stylish” action.
The Big Sick
Some people call it a rom-com, but this recent hit was a “genre-defying film with an unexpectedly big heart,” said The Seattle Times. Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan co-star as a comedian and a grad student whose fledgling romance is tested when illness casts her into a coma.
Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle Williams co-star in Kelly Reichardt’s “muted but utterly involving” triple portrait of three women in small-town Montana, said The Guardian. The movie has “a short-story aesthetic”: We see each woman make choices; “the why is up to us.”