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Characters speak across office desks and restaurant dining tables as Janusz Kaminski’s camera lackadaisically encircles them in what could be Steve Spielberg’s stagiest work to date. And not since 1941 has the director slathered on the comic relief with such a leaden hand. Meryl Streep is superb as usual playing publisher Katharine Graham while the generally reliable Tom Hanks yanks at, but can’t quite get a firm grip on Ben Bradlee’s Boston accent. The filmmakers can’t resist belaboring the topicality. While the Trump allusions are inevitable, did novice screenwriters/brick-throwers Liz Hannah and Josh Singer have to include the word “collusion”? Why not tag as “fake news” the injunction sought by the Justice Department against “The New York Times”? We end at the Watergate Hotel, which makes this a prequel of sorts to Alan J. Pakula’s All the President’s Men, a film Spielberg can only aspire to. 2017.

Scott Marks

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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11:15am, 12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:35pm

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AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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11:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm

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AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

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AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

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Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

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ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

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Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

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Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

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Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

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LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

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LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, 619-566-0069 | Directions

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Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

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Reading Grossmont Center

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 800-326-3264 | Directions

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Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

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Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

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Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

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Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

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Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

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Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

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UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

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United Artists Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

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Vintage Village Theatre

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-437-6161 | Directions

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