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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of May 19, 2017

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of May 19, 2017

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Poster

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Review by Christy Lemire

You'll never know how good the first three "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movies were until you're forced to see the fourth one.

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Alien: Covenant

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

This is the third best Alien movie after the first two, but don't be surprised if repeat viewings kick it up a notch.

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Wakefield

Review by Sheila O'Malley

Wakefield is kind of a wonder.

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Everything, Everything

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Only partially succeeds in being the right romantic medicine.

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The Wizard of Lies

Review by Brian Tallerico

This is a subtle, fascinating performance—a chronicle of a man who destroyed lives, including those of his family members, but never quite understood the depths of his own evil.

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The Woman Who Left

Review by Scout Tafoya

That a film this busy can find such focus in its closing moments says that whatever Diaz's methods of inspiration and creation, he knows exactly what he's doing.

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Afterimage

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

Without question, the new film will mean most to viewers familiar with Wajda's work.

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The Commune

Review by Sheila O'Malley

These are all fascinating concepts, but The Commune isn't all that interested in exploring them.

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Paint It Black

Review by Mark Dujsik

The film, a strong directorial debut from Tamblyn, creates a waking nightmare of seemingly unresolvable pain and anguish.

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Becoming Bond

Review by Peter Sobczynski

There is a potentially interesting film—documentary or fiction—in Lazenby's life and career (especially one focusing on the post-Bond years and dealing with the ramifications of his seemingly unfathomable decision) but Becoming Bond, despite its ambitions, is not it.

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Mommy Dead and Dearest

Review by Brian Tallerico

Director Erin Lee Carr has an incredible ability to answer the questions as they arise to the viewer.

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Sarkar 3

Review by Simon Abrams

It's so uninspired, and generally misconceived that one can't help but cling tighter to "Sarkar Raj," and wish that Varma's latest approached its level of ingenuity.

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