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Movie Review: ‘The Martian’

‘The Martian’ is, literally and figuratively, out of this world.


SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19:  Director Denis Villeneuve (L), actress Emily Blunt (C) and actor Benicio del Toro (R) attend "Sicario" photocall during 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 19, 2015 in San Sebastian, Spain.  (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Sicario’

[caption id="attachment_494539" align="alignnone" width="92"](2½ stars out of 4) (2½ stars out of 4)[/caption] Sicario is a violent action thriller that’s nearly as inscrutable as its title.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Director Robert Zemeckis and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt attend the Opening Night Gala Presentation and 'The Walk' World Premiere during 53rd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Walk’

[caption id="attachment_681053" align="aligncenter" width="92"](3 stars out of 4) (3 stars out of 4)[/caption] With a minimum of talk, The Walk walks the walk.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Actor Jason Sudeikis (L) and actress Alison Brie attend the premiere of IFC Films' 'Sleeping With Other People' at ArcLight Cinemas on September 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Sleeping With Other People

‘Sleeping With Other People often plays like a 21st-century update of the popular and influential romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21:  (L-R) Actress Anne Hathaway, director, writer, producer Nancy Meyers and actoro Robert De Niro attend "The Intern" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on September 21, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: The Intern

‘ The intern stars Robert De Niro as retired, lonely, bored 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker who winds up the intern for Anne Hathaway’s character, Jules Ostin.


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Movie Review: ‘Pawn Sacrifice’

‘Pawn Sacrifice’ stars Tobey Maguire as the iconic chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, the kid from Brooklyn who would go on to become a tortured checkmating genius.


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Movie Review: ‘Everest’

Equal parts spectacle and survival drama, ‘Everest’ is a true-story disaster thriller that operates under a cloud of doom.


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Movie Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’

(2½ stars out of 4) From the Maze into the Scorch, otherwise known as from the frying pan into the fire. That’s the situation the teenage characters find themselves in in the second installment, ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.’


(L-R) Actors Julianne Nicholson, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, producer Scott Cooper and producer John Lesher attend The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Hosts An Official Academy Screning of 'Black Mass'  at SVA Theater on September 10, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Black Mass’

Having played real-life gangster John Dillinger in Public Enemies in 2009, Depp relocates to Boston to try on his reel-life criminal’s hat once again in Black Mass.


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Movie Review: ‘Steak (R)evolution’

(2½ stars out of 4)‘Steak (R)evolution’ is a comprehensive, scrumptious-looking French documentary in the farm-to-table philosophical vein about the search for the world’s best steak.


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Movie Review: ‘The Visit’

(2½ stars out of 4)If nothing else, ‘The Visit’ brings a touch of originality and freshness to the found-footage horror genre, which M. Night Shyamalan takes to as if it’s been his stomping ground for years.


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Movie Review: ‘Learning To Drive’

(3 stars out of 4) Learning to Drive is an excursion worth taking, a double character study that centers on the seemingly parallel experiences of two appealing and revealing characters.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Alex Gibney attends 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine' New York Screening at Crosby Street Hotel on August 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine’

[caption id="attachment_681053" align="aligncenter" width="92"](3 stars out of 4) (3 stars out of 4)[/caption] Here’s the second of three movies to emerge in the space of two years about the same real-life person. Now that’s high-profile.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18:  Paul Weitz, Lily Tomlin, and Sam Elliott attend an official Academy screening of GRANDMA hosted by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on August 18, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Movie Review: ‘Grandma’

[caption id="attachment_681053" align="aligncenter" width="92"](3 stars out of 4) (3 stars out of 4)[/caption] A smart, witty, and moving comedy with a host of fully yet economically realized characters, and a lead performance by Lily Tomlin that adds yet another vivid and funny character to her one-woman repertory company.


Nick Nolte, Nick Offerman, and Ken Kwapis from 'A Walk in the Woods' pose for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Movie Review: A Walk In The Woods

(2½ stars out of 4) Like the Reese Witherspoon vehicle of 2014, A Walk in the Woods involves an improbably lengthy hike.