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Movie Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Not only is the Force still with us, it’s growing.

12/15/2016

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Movie Review: ‘La La Land’

The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but ‘La La Land’ is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last.

12/15/2016

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Movie Review: Office Christmas Party

Then there is Office Christmas Party, a holiday comedy that bakes all three genre into the same seasonal fruitcake and comes up wanting.

12/09/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Miss Sloane’

‘Miss Sloane’ it’s an absorbing, topical drama about the murky world of big-money corporate lobbying and the powerful and influential gun lobby.

12/08/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Man Down’

‘Man Down’ is a scattered psychological military thriller, presumably set in a post-apocalyptic America, that examines the phenomenon of modern-day, combat-connected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the way we treat our returning military.

12/07/2016

Actress Annette Bening (L) and director/actor Warren Beatty attend the world premiere of 'Rules Don't Apply' at AFI Fest 2016, presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Audi)

Movie Review: ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

Rules Don’t Apply is big and handsome, but doesn’t really fly.

12/02/2016

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  (L-R) Producers Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Head of Marketing and Distribution Amazon Studios Bob Berney, actor Casey Affleck, Head of Worldwide Film Amazon studios Jason Ropell, producers Lauren Beck and Josh Godfrey, attend the premiere of Amazon Studios' "Manchester By The Sea" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Manchester by the Sea’

It’s a smartly written, brilliantly acted, absolutely unforgettable drama.

12/01/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Moana’

Three primary characters dominate the vibrant animated adventure comedy, Moana.

11/30/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

A Harry Potter prequel of sorts, it’s a fanciful adventure fantasy about a fictitious British author.

11/19/2016

(L-R) Actor Mason Lee, Oscar director Ang Lee and actor Joe Alwyn pose for photos during a press conference to promote their latest film "Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk" in Taipei on November 3, 2016.
Taiwan-born Lee returned to the island to promote his war drama "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" starring newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin ahead of its November 11 release.  / AFP / SAM YEH        (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

The movie, unfortunately, is director Ang Lee’s long one-time stumble.

11/18/2016

Actress Hailee Steinfeld walks the carpet on arrival for a Los Angeles Premiere of the film 'The Edge of Seventeen' in Los Angeles, California on November 9, 2016. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: The Edge Of Seventeen

It may not be edgy, but it’s got charm, energy, and humor to burn.

11/17/2016

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Doctor Strange’ Remains Top

Overall, industry-wide totals were significantly lower than those of last weekend…

11/14/2016

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Movie Review: ‘The Eagle Huntress’

‘The Eagle Huntress,’ off to a good start on the film festival circuit, follows Aisholpan Naigurv, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to hunt with an eagle.

11/11/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Loving’

‘Loving’ is a quietly powerful civil rights biodrama, the true story of Richard and Mildred (Jeter) Loving, played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, an interracial couple – she’s black and he’s white – who marry in 1958 in Virginia.

11/11/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Arrival’

‘Arrival’ is a knockout, a smart, challenging, riveting, surprising, and supremely satisfying drama that speaks to the head and the heart – in that order.

11/10/2016

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