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'12 Strong' Review: Fiery Heroism, Pale Reflection

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:36:05 EST

During the weeks following 9/11, U.S. Special Forces ride horses into combat against the Taliban in Afghanistan.



'Hostiles' Review: Savagery and Redemption

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:56:02 EST

As the Indian Wars wind down, a battle-hardened soldier played by Christian Bale escorts a dying Cheyenne chief to his ancestral lands.



'Paddington 2' Review: Paws That Refresh and Delight

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:44:57 EST

In a rousing sequel, the children’s-book bear is falsely accused of stealing a priceless treasure.



'The Commuter' Review: Drama Stuck at the Station

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:07:48 EST

Liam Neeson stars as an innocent traveler caught up in a sinister conspiracy.



'The Insult' Review: A Pipe Dream of Peace

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:22:38 EST

An argument over gutter repair becomes a parable of life in contemporary Lebanon and the Middle East.



'In Between' Review: Heartfelt Combat

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:14:02 EST

Three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv forge bonds of feminist resistance in a debut feature by Maysaloun Hamoud



Bening's the Big Heat

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 04:22:34 EST

In ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,’ Annette Bening plays screen siren Gloria Grahame in her waning days when, terminally ill, she reconnects with a much younger former lover.



'In the Fade' Review: On Revenge and Its Limits

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:19:39 EST

A German woman sets out to avenge the racially motivated murder of her husband and son in Hamburg.



'All the Money in the World' Review: Weighing a Young Life on the Balance Sheet

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:31:52 EST

Ridley Scott’s film stars Christopher Plummer as the billionaire J. Paul Getty, asked to pay a ransom for his kidnapped grandson.



'Molly's Game' Review: Drawing Dead With All-In Dialogue

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:46:43 EST

Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut takes a seat at the high-stakes poker table.



'Downsizing' Review: When Small Comforts Loom Large

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:23:48 EST

Alexander Payne’s comedy scales up a scheme to save the planet and get rich in the process.



'Phantom Thread' Review: Of Rags and Dramatic Riches

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:24:13 EST

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s study in romantic obsession, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a reigning high-fashion designer in postwar London.



'The Post' Review: Vibrant, Vital and Essential

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:26:57 EST

Steven Spielberg’s feature tells a classic story of American journalism—the coming of age of the Washington Post—while Meryl Streep finds unforced beauty in her portrayal of the paper’s publisher, Katharine Graham.



'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Review: Action and Angst of Galactic Proportions

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:45:10 EST

The space saga’s latest episode examines old loyalties with surprising results.



'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Review: When a Body Meets a New Body

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:44:50 EST

The enchanted board game of the 1995 film gets a digital twist in this surprisingly pleasant followup.



'I, Tonya' Review: We, Fascinated

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:23:44 EST

Margot Robbie stars as volatile Tonya Harding, the U.S. figure skating champion and two-time Olympian who never became America’s sweetheart.



'Quest' Review: Beauty in Plain Sight

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:39:06 EST

A decadelong project documents the highs and lows of a North Philadelphia family.



'The Shape of Water' Review

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:34:45 EST

Guillermo del Toro’s dazzling dive into the fantastic



'Darkest Hour' Review: Eccentric, Magnetic Leadership

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:05:23 EST

Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in this portrait of a man both determined and full of doubt.



'Call Me by Your Name' Review: Beauty and Brains

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:01:34 EST

A 17-year-old goes on a journey of self-discovery when a graduate student comes to stay at his father’s Italian villa for the summer.



'Coco' Review: Delight of the Living Dead

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:18:41 EST

In Pixar’s latest, a Mexican boy searches the Land of the Dead for family secrets and his musical muse.



'Justice League' Review: Crowd Displeaser

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:19:03 EST

The latest from the DC Cinematic Universe trafficks in convincing depression and ersatz elation.



'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' Review: Soul Practitioner

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:17:27 EST

Denzel Washington stars as a lawyer from another era in Dan Gilroy’s florid crime drama.



'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Review: Signs of Life Too Vivid to Miss

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:45:30 EST

Martin McDonagh’s third feature puts the soul of an Ozarks town on display.



'Murder on the Orient Express' Review: Losing Track of Entertainment

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:44:27 EST

Kenneth Branagh’s version of the Agatha Christie classic is more punishment than crime.



'Last Flag Flying': Surrendering to the Conventional

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:31:52 EDT

Richard Linklater has created a sequel of sorts to “The Last Detail.”



'Lady Bird': A Surpassing High-School Beauty

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:30:58 EDT

Greta Gerwig’s debut as a writer-director follows a young woman through the fervent events of her senior year at a Catholic high school.



'The Square' Review: Satire With All the Right Angles

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:14:19 EDT

A charismatic curator of a Swedish modern art museum is at the center of a world both abstract and explosively concrete.



'Suburbicon' Review: Fencing Off the Funny

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:07:25 EDT

Very bad neighbors populate a black comedy based on a Coen brothers script.



'Novitiate' Review: An Act of Faith

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:52:15 EDT

A young woman enters the convent at a time of major doctrinal changes in Maggie Betts’s debut feature.



'Abundant Acreage Available' Review: Living and Dying off the Land

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:06:11 EDT

After their father dies, two siblings must decide what to do with his 50-acre tobacco farm in North Carolina.



'The Sound' Review: Audible Horror

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:05:36 EDT

A debunker of the paranormal confronts the unknown in a subway station in this spooky sonic film.



'Shot' Review: Split-Screen Social Drama

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:15:36 EDT

Jeremy Kagan’s film tells the story of how one stray bullet changed three lives.



'Mother!' Review: Giving Birth to Madness

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:33:57 EDT

Darren Aronofsky offers a tension-filled trip into his personal underworld in the new film starring Jennifer Lawrence.



'Polina' Review: Risky Leaps, Moving Odyssey

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:10:43 EDT

From a husband-and-wife team comes an emotionally compelling, brilliantly acted film about a Russian dancer.



'Beach Rats' Review: Self-Discovery on the Boardwalk

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:33:58 EDT

Eliza Hittman’s coming-of-age story follows a young man’s sexual maturation in south Brooklyn.



'Sidemen: Long Road to Glory' Review: They Brought the Blues to Life

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:47:06 EDT

Pinetop Perkins, Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and Hubert Sumlin played with the greats, and this documentary hopes to give them the recognition they deserve.