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David Edelstein

Greg Barker’s new film follows Obama’s foreign policy team as they set about negotiating an arms deal in Iran, a climate accord in Paris and a response to refugee crises in Syria and parts of Africa.
Matt Damon plays an accomplished bow-and-arrow warrior in ancient China in his latest film. Critic David Edelstein says The Great Wall is “lavishly ... terrible.”
Edelstein estimates that he saw 400 films in 2016 — more than enough to fill “a couple of 10-best lists.” He talks about a dozen of them with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross.
Paul Feig’s remake of the 1984 hit stars four actresses as the Ghostbusters. Critic David Edelstein says while the concept for the movie is solid, the film itself “has no satirical ideas of its own.”
A new documentary tells the story of Owen Suskind, a boy with autism whose love of Disney helps him navigate the world. David Edelstein calls Life, Animated “heartbreaking and exhilarating.”
Steven Spielberg’s latest movie is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1982 children’s book about a big friendly giant. Critic David Edelstein says the BFG is “pure joy” — especially in its second half.
Ryan Reynolds stars as a soldier-turned-mutant-super-hero in Marvel’s Deadpool. Critic David Edelstein calls the film an “unprecedented R-rated ... romp with dirty sex talk and tons of splatter.”