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Is Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone) meant to come off as misguided, unhinged or genuinely unscrupulous? A new film tries to suggest a complicated mix of all three and winds up feeling mostly confused. Disney hide caption

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A Kinder 'Cruella'? Film Reimagines The Dalmatian Villain With Spotty Success

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Emma Stone in Disney's Cruella. Laurie Sparham/Disney hide caption

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David (Clayne Crawford) is hoping to keep his family together in The Killing of Two Lovers. Neon hide caption

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Gripping Marital Drama 'Killing Of Two Lovers' Is Brooding But Never Dull

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Dave Bautista stars in Zack Snyder's Netflix zombie flick, Army Of The Dead. Clay Enos/Netflix hide caption

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Amy Adams stars as Anna Fox in The Woman In The Window. Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix hide caption

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Amy Adams Is The Best Thing In An Otherwise Mechanical 'Woman In The Window'

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Angelina Jolie stars as Hannah in Those Who Wish Me Dead. Courtesy of Warner Bros. hide caption

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'Here Today' And 'The Water Man' Are Here Just In Time For Mother's Day

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The Mitchells - Katie, Rick, Linda and Aaron - hide from the robot apocalypse behind a dumpster in Netflix's The Mitchells Vs. The Machines. Netflix hide caption

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Aditya Modak plays an aspiring Hindustani classical musician in The Disciple. Netflix hide caption

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'The Disciple' Is Triumphant, Even As It Tells A Story Of Failure

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Rita Moreno in the 1961 film adaptation of West Side Story. Turner Acquired/MGM hide caption

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