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Movie Review: ‘Girl Asleep’

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


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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.


(L-R) Ryan Kavanaugh, Owen Wilson and Jessica Roffey attend the Premiere of Relativity Media's 'Masterminds' at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 26, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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.


TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Actors Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson attend 'Deepwater Horizon' premiere screening party presented by Johnnie Walker at The Addison Residence on September 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Brilliant Consulting)

Movie Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’

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


LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21:  Performer Sally Miller (above) standing in for the character played by Ella Purnell (L) with actor Asa Butterfield during a photocall for Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children" at Potters Field Park on September 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

It’s a family-audience fantasy adventure about a teen named Jake, who discovers the abandoned orphanage that lends the film its name.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington, Peter Sarsgaard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Chris Pratt, Martin Sensmeier, Ethan Hawke and Roger Birnbaum attend 'The Magnificent Seven' premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Magnificent Seven’

It sprawling western remake comes from director Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.


WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  (L-R) Actors Jennifer Aniston, Andy Samberg, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Katie Crown, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Anton Starkman, director Doug Sweetland, and Warner Bros. Pictures President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Greg Silverman arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Storks" at Regency Village Theatre on September 17, 2016 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Storks’

Storks achieves liftoff, but then struggles with its own delivery.


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Movie Review: ‘Snowden’

Cheer or boo his politics, but give Oliver Stone his cinematic props.


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Movie Review: ‘Max Rose’

‘Max Rose’ turns out to be an interesting but problematic movie.


LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05:  Renée Zellweger attends the "Bridget Jones's Baby" world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 5, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’

With Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver gone, what Bridget does this time out is become pregnant without being sure who the father-to-be is.


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Movie Review: ‘When the Bough Breaks’

The ridiculously arbitrary narrative gets more preposterous as it goes along.


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Movie Review: ‘Sully’

‘Sully’ is an unapologetically optimistic biodrama based on the uplifting story, dubbed “The Miracle on the Hudson.”


LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22:  Actors Charlie Day, Ashley Dyke, Margo Martindale, director/actor John Krasinski, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Co-President of Sony Pictures Classics, Tom Bernard attend a Los Angeles Special Presentation of Sony Pictures Classics' "The Hollars" at Linwood Dunn Theater on August 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Hollars’

The Hollar family doesn’t do all that much hollering. But they find a way to put the funk in dysfunctional anyway.


Condola Rasha, Screenwriter Joshua Marston, Frank De Julio and Rachel Weisz attend the 'Complete Unknown' New York Premiere at Metrograph on August 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Complete UnKnown’

‘Complete Unknown’ has more than enough “unknown” to intrigue from a distance. But would that it were more “complete.”


Natalie Zfat attends 'The Light Between Oceans' New York party at Spyglass Rooftop in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images for Natalie Zfat, Inc)

Movie Review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’

‘The Light Between Oceans’ is a good cry and an even better movie.


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