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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of August 12, 2016

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of August 12, 2016

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Pete's Dragon

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

The heartwarming tale of a dragon and his boy.

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Sausage Party

Review by Glenn Kenny

For this relentlessly scabrous cartoon comedy, your mileage may vary. Also, hugs not drugs.

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Disorder

Review by Sheila O'Malley

Disorder is tense and scary, beautiful to look at and even more gorgeous to hear. In the end, it is also extremely moving. That's the most thrilling part of all.

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Florence Foster Jenkins

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Florence Foster Jenkins will strike a chord with those looking for relief in the form of originality, top-tier acting and amazingly godawful singing.

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Hell or High Water

Review by Peter Sobczynski

If only it had spent a little more time trying to find its own voice and a little less overtly trying to ape the styles of its influences, Hell or High Water might have been as good of a movie…

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Blood Father

Review by Glenn Kenny

An efficient and pleasurable bad-man-tries-to-go-good exposition that gives Mel Gibson ample opportunity to flex his now-somewhat-grizzled movie-star muscle.

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Joshy

Review by Christy Lemire

You probably wouldn't want to spend that much time with these people yourself, but at least they're never boring.

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Anthropoid

Review by Glenn Kenny

A lot of the time the experience of the movie is like looking at a very long wobbly rectangle, and the frequently abrupt cutting doesn't help.

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Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Review by Brian Tallerico

Some stories are among the most resonant I've heard in a documentary this year.

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My King

Review by Nick Allen

A very wise movie with brilliant performances and no answers, one that presents the impossible stability of love like scientific fact.

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Ghost Team

Review by Odie Henderson

If you have seen "Scooby-Doo" in any of its animated incarnations, you don't need to see Ghost Team.

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Edge of Winter

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

A very suspenseful, atmospheric mounting featuring sharp acting by its small but expert cast.

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The Lost Arcade

Review by Brian Tallerico

It really does take us there and illustrate why Chinatown Fair mattered to so many people. It made me want to go find some quarters and head down to the arcade myself.

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Nine Lives

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Let's just say I have been to wakes that have elicited more laughs.

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