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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

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

Movie Review: ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

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

12/02/2016

Movie Review: ‘Manchester by the Sea’

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

12/01/2016

Moana

Movie Review: ‘Moana’

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

11/30/2016

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

Movie Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

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

11/18/2016

Movie Review: The Edge Of Seventeen

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

11/17/2016

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Doctor Strange’ Remains Top

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

11/14/2016

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

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

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

Movie Review: ‘Trolls’

‘Trolls’ goes down in the books as an animated comedy — but it’s actually a forced march through the aisles of a toy store.

11/05/2016

Movie Review: ‘Doctor Strange’

The Marvelization of Hollywood continues with ‘Doctor Strange,’ the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

11/04/2016

Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is a brutal Australian-American biodrama about a real-life conscientious objector’s seemingly paradoxical battlefield heroism.

11/03/2016

Movie Review: ‘Inferno’

‘Inferno’ follows 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009‘s Angels & Demons in the internationally popular franchise featuring Hanks as Harvard professor and symbology expert Robert Langdon.

10/28/2016

Movie Review: ‘Christine’

So we’ll rate ‘Christine’…

10/27/2016

Movie Review: Certain Women

Proof that you can be certain of your respect for a movie’s intentions while being equally certain that you’re dissatisfied with the results comes to us in the form of Certain Women.

10/27/2016

Movie Review: ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’

It’s about the relationships between couples and individuals.

10/22/2016

Movie Review: ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ is based on the 2013 book of the same name.

10/21/2016

Movie Review: ‘American Pastoral’

American Pastoral is the movie version of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1997 novel about the father of a terrorist.

10/20/2016

Weekend Box Office Report: Numbers Add Up For ‘The Accountant’

The Ben Affleck-starring thriller finished first at the box office on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $25-million.

10/17/2016

Movie Review: ‘Denial’

Denial pays a price for adhering to the strict truth, but there’s no denying its quiet, understated power.

10/15/2016

Kevin Hart: What Now?

And his latest concert film shows him not only doing stand-up, but accomplishing something no one has done before.

10/14/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Accountant’

Like its protagonist, ‘The Accountant’ is all over the place.

10/13/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Girl On The Train’

‘The Girl on the Train’ is a boozy, suspenseful, character-driven mystery-thriller based on the page-turner of a 2015 best-seller of the same name by debuting novelist Paula Hawkins.

10/08/2016

Movie Review: ‘Girl Asleep’

‘Girl Asleep’ is an unpredictable Australian comedy that thrives on its idiosyncratic quirkiness.

10/07/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

‘The Birth of a Nation’ is “only” marvelous, a powerful, mournful drama about slavery and systemic racism that is both admirably timeless and depressingly timely.

10/06/2016

Movie Review: ‘Masterminds’

It works mainly as a showcase for the cast, who get laughs in the spots they try to, but who don’t exactly jump off the page.

10/01/2016

Movie Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’

The man-made-disaster docudrama focuses on the biggest oil spill – the worst ecological incident — in American history.

09/30/2016

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