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New movie releases for 2018

... including The Commuter and The Post

A dumb train movie. A sweet train movie. A movie about sad old people. A movie about sad young people. A movie about a strong white woman. A movie about a strong black woman. And ...

The Post — Spielberg’s stagiest work to date

Daniel Ellsberg, phone home

Steven Spielberg never has had much luck when it comes to using movie posters as timestamps. The WWII epic Empire of the Sun takes place after the 1939 release of Gone with the Wind, but ...

Tonya fights back

Blade mother

The house lights dim and the following legend greets viewers: “Based on irony-free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews.” The disclaimer is almost immediately succeeded by bad mom LaVona Golden’s (Allison Janney) first appearance in flashback, ...

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Shot in one 90-minute take

Like walking through a museum of emotion

The Witch is a supernatural horror story that is wonderfully menacing and draws a gloomy, sinister picture of a Puritan family living on the edge of the woods in 17th-century New England after being banished ...

Movie Archives

Skateland 1.0 stars

Teen life at grad time in small-town Texas in the ’80s. The sense of a pregnant pause before adulthood is symbolized by a doomed skate center, echoing the dying theater in The Last Picture Show but less resonant than the ...

Paddington 2 3.0 stars

It may be difficult to find a review of director and co-writer Paul King’s followup to his first take on Michael Bond’s émigré bear from darkest Peru that does not employ some form of the word “charming.” This is right ...

Proud Mary None stars

Taraji P. Henson stars as a Boston hitwoman working for for the mob. It sounded promising until the part where her life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit ...

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