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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Just serviceable bunker thriller that asks the question, “Would you want to survive The Big One if it meant being stuck in a windowless concrete cottage with the kind of guy who spent his life preparing to survive The Big One?” (Heck, his own wife and daughter couldn’t stand the ... (PG-13)

1.0 starsMatthew Lickona

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)

Maestro of movie mayhem Michael Bay (Transformers) turns his camera on the real-life violence of Benghazi 2012 and despairs, giving us the story of a badass American (John Krasinski, sad-eyed and bushy-bearded) who nevertheless finds himself worried, in between firefights and rightly so, that his kids will ... (R)

1.0 starsMatthew Lickona

20th Century Women (2016)

Knowing that it doesn’t take a man to raise a man, single mom Annette Bening duly deputizes surrogate “daughters” Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning, assigning them the role of dual consigliere to look after her 15-year-old son (Lucas Jade Zumann). Once the fastidiously worded dual voice-over narration commences, the characters ... (R)

2.0 starsScott Marks

The 5th Wave (2016)

Say this for Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz): no matter how bad things get during the alien-wrought apocalypse, her hair looks great. And usually, her lipstick as well. Lucky thing, too, since she spends a fair portion of the film in the company of Evan Walker, the world’s prettiest ... (PG-13)

0.0 starsMatthew Lickona

77 Minutes (2016)

Charlie Minn's documentary about the 1984 McDonald's massacre in San Ysidro. (NR)

None stars

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

Alexandre Aja directs the story of a neurologist seeking to make contact with a comatose nine-year-old boy in order to discover the true nature of the fall that made him that way. (R)

None stars

AAIC: Goya - Visions of Flesh and Blood (2016)

An up-close look at the sometimes troubled life and sometimes troubling work of the Spanish master painter. (NR)

None stars

AAIC: St. Peter's and The Papal Basilicas of Rome (2016)

Go on pilgrimage to the Catholic basilicas of Rome from the comfort of your local theater. (NR)

None stars

Aanandam (2016)

Ganesh Raj writes and directs a college road-trip film. In Malayalam. (NR)

None stars

The Abandoned (2016)

Eytan Rockaway directs Louisa Krause and Jason Patric as security guards at an abandoned building. Wait, what? (NR)

None stars

The Abolitionists (2016)

Darrin Fletcher and Chet Thomas direct a documentary about efforts to end child sex trafficking through undercover operations. (PG-13)

None stars

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

The early ‘90s TV series about the Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley), and the triumph of PR over reality gets a worthy capstone, full of gleeful amorality and two characters whose self-absorption reaches a sort of mystical apotheosis. Even in the narcissistic world of fashion, Eddie and ... (R)

2.0 starsMatthew Lickona

The Accountant (2016)

James Gunn did a little movie about dysfunctional superheroes called Super and landed a big budget feature about same called Guardians of the Galaxy. Josh Trank did a little movie about angsty adolescent superheroes called Chronicle and landed a big budget feature about same called The Fantastic Four. Now Gavin ... (R)

0.0 starsMatthew Lickona

Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (2016)

Gautham Menon writes, directs, and produces, this action-romance movie. In Tamil. (NR)

None stars

The Achy Breaky Hearts (2016)

A woman in her thirties must choose between two suitors. Directed by Antoinette Jadaone. In Filipino and Tagalog. (NR)

None stars

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