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Gus Van Sant saw a kindred spirit in renegade artist

After making druggie love stories ("Drugstore Cowboy" and "My Own Private Idaho"), a murder comedy ("To Die For"), a political biography ("Harvey Milk"), a shot-for-shot remake of a classic ("Psycho") and sensitive drama ("Good Will Hunting"), Gus Van Sant decided to base his 17th feature on something different.

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Review: Does ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ improve on the original? ABBA-solutely!

Everything old is shockingly, stirringly new again in "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," the rare sequel so unexpectedly enchanting that it plays less like a rehash than a reclamation. It may take you a moment to understand why, or how, this could be the case. The title alone feels like a winking admission that, as with nearly every Hollywood cash cow that suddenly fancies itself a franchise, we're basically in store for more of the same.

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‘Blindspotting’ offers clear vision of contrasting worlds

Just like psychologist Edgar Rubin's test where a picture can be seen as a vase-like object or as two faces depending on a person's perspective, "Blindspotting," written by and starring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, is a film full of stark dualities that take on different looks because of varying viewpoints. On the surface, it is both an indictment and love letter to the city of Oakland as the community goes through a radical transformation. As the film unfolds, the production also takes a look at how social change can be both a boom and a bust. The final layer of comparisons and contrasts looks at how two young men can grow up with the same outside stimuli but end up being different.

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Capsule reviews of feature films

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. 2.5 stars. So-so sequel to the funny original has Ant-Man helping Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) rescuing the latter's mother from a subatomic prison, with interference form a crook (Walter Goggins) and a mysterious woman known as Ghost (Hannah Kamen-Hones). Over-plotted, strains for laughs. Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne. 2 hrs. 5 PG-13 (violence) – Gary Thompson

Take a look inside Twister (the movie) museum

Take a tour of Twister (the movie) museum in Wakita, Oklahoma. Many of the scenes in the 1996 movie "Twister" were filmed in the tiny town.