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Movie review: ‘Freud’s Last Session’

What might have happened had the resolutely atheist father of psychoanalysis met the Christian [...]

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Movie review: ‘Napoleon’
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Movie review: ‘Priscilla’
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Movie review: ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’
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Movie review: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’
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Movie review: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’
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Movie review: ‘Dumb Money’
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Movie review: “The Creator”
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Movie review: ‘Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie’
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Movie review: ‘A Million Miles Away’
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Movie review: ‘The Hill’
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Movie review: ‘Blue Beetle’
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Movie review: ‘Oppenheimer’
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Movie review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’
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Movie review: ‘Barbie’
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Movie review: ‘The Miracle Club’
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Movie review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’
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Movie review: ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’
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Movie review: ‘Sound of Freedom’
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Movie review: ‘Elemental’
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Movie review: ‘Padre Pio’
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Movie review: ‘The Little Mermaid’
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Movie review: ‘Fast X’
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Movie review: ‘Big George Foreman’
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Movie review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’
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Movie review: ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’
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Movie review: ‘Air’
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Movie review: ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’
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Movie review: ‘In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis’
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Movie review: ‘65’
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Movie review: ‘Champions’
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Movie: ‘The Blood of Jesus’
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Movie review: ‘80 for Brady’
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Movie review: ‘Lourdes’
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Movie review: ‘Knock at the Cabin’
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Movie review: ‘Missing’
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Movie review: ‘The Pale Blue Eye’
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Movie review: ‘Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody’
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Movie review: ‘DC League of Super-Pets’

How to revitalize the oft-told story of Superman, who made his debut in print way back in 1938? By [...]

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Movie review: ‘Lightyear’

In what is becoming a bad habit for the Mouse House (witness the "pro-choice" theme in "Turning [...]

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Movie review: ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’

Bathroom humor reaches new heights -- make that depths -- in "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" [...]

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Movie review: ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’

A '70s vibe adds verve to the animated origin story "Minions: The Rise of Gru" (Universal). Thus [...]

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Movie review: ‘Elvis’

Wise men say only fools rush in -- and skip seeing "Elvis" (Warner Bros), a highly entertaining, [...]

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Movie review: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’

It's old home week for a $5 billion sci-fi franchise. That's because "Jurassic World Dominion" [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’

In adapting a long-running Fox TV show for the big screen, directors Loren Bouchard and Bernard [...]

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Movie review: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Off they go into the wild blue yonder -- again -- in "Top Gun: Maverick" (Paramount), a rousing [...]

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Movie review: ‘Family Camp’

There's some good news about the evangelical comedy "Family Camp" (Roadside): Predictably, it's [...]

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Movie review: ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

The award for the most appropriate film title of 2022 goes to "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of [...]

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Movie review: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’
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Movie review: ‘The Bad Guys’

The heist genre gets a fresh burst of frenetic energy with the animated comedy "The Bad Guys" [...]

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Movie review: ‘Father Stu’

Positive priest characters are certainly a rarity in contemporary films. So Catholics will welcome [...]

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Movie review: ‘Windfall’

There's a certain irony in describing "Windfall" (Netflix) as a character-driven thriller, if only [...]

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Movie review: ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’

"Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" (Amazon) -- the fourth installment in the animated franchise, [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Adam Project’

A climactic sequence in the sci-fi action adventure "The Adam Project" (Netflix) finds the preteen [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Batman’

Viewers will find themselves thoroughly absorbed by "The Batman" (Warner Bros.). Director and [...]

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Movie review: ‘Moonfall’

One way to grab moviegoers' attention is to threaten those on screen with doomsday. It's a [...]

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Movie review: ‘Dog’

In 2017, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin were among the executive producers of the HBO documentary [...]

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Movie review: ‘Marry Me’

For most of its running time, the romantic comedy "Marry Me" (Universal) registers as an amiable, [...]

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Movie review: ‘Death on the Nile’
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Movie review: ‘Home Team’

Kevin James plays former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton in the fact-based sports comedy [...]

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Movie review: ‘Munich: The Edge of War’

Jeremy Irons as British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain dominates the historical drama "Munich: [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Matrix Resurrections’

You wouldn't care to spend the rest of your life floating unconscious in a pod full of goo, would [...]

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Movie review: ‘American Underdog’
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Movie review: ‘Sing 2’

"Sing 2" (Universal), writer-director Garth Jennings' follow-up to his 2016 animated musical [...]

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Movie review: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Action, humor and drama are skillfully combined in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" (Columbia), the lavish [...]

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Movie review: ‘Being the Ricardos’

The set of "I Love Lucy" was a toxic workplace. At least, that's how it's portrayed in [...]

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Movie review: ‘West Side Story’

What do you get when you combine composer Leonard Bernstein, lyricist Stephen Sondheim, playwright [...]

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Movie review: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

Close to four decades after Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis took on a [...]

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Movie review: ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’

Given that it charts the rapidly deepening bond between a kid and a pooch, "Clifford the Big Red [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

Not so much a prequel to "The Sopranos" than a richly textured origin story of Tony Soprano, "The [...]

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Movie review: ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

The endearing animated comedy "Ron's Gone Wrong" (20th Century) gets a lot of things [...]

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Movie review: ‘Dune’

The gripping sci-fi epic "Dune" (Warner Bros.) arrives on screen with a notable real-life [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Addams Family 2’

In the animated comedy "The Addams Family 2," the beloved characters from the imagination of [...]

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Movie review: ‘Mass’
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Movie review: ‘Cry Macho’

While believers will appreciate the occasional religious detail in the film, salty language and a [...]

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Movie review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Honesty, we're assured, is the best policy. For an object lesson in just how badly awry even a [...]

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Movie review: ‘Cinderella’

Writer-director Kay Cannon's screechy romance "Cinderella" (Amazon) is an obnoxious corruption of [...]

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Movie review: ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Sprightly wit paces the elegant martial-arts showdowns in director and co-writer Destin Daniel [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Night House’
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Movie review: ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’

Since premiering on Nickelodeon in 2013, the Canadian-produced cartoon series "PAW Patrol" has [...]

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Movie review: ‘CODA’
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Movie review: ‘Stillwater’
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Movie review: ‘Jungle Cruise’

For most of its running time, the lighthearted adventure "Jungle Cruise" (Disney), adapted by [...]

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Movie reviews: ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’
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Movie review: ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’

There's a strained tone to "Space Jam: A New Legacy" (Warner Bros.), director Malcolm D. Lee's [...]

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Movie review: ‘F9: The Fast Saga’

Nondenominational religious flourishes and an emphasis on the value of family offset occasionally [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’

Its chaotic plot and somewhat colicky disposition may leave viewers of the sequel "The Boss Baby: [...]

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Movie review: ‘Lourdes’
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Movie review: ‘Luca’

While it does nothing to solve the perennial problem for real-life parents that obedient children [...]

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Movie review: ‘Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway’

The beloved characters created by Beatrix Potter in her series of children's books stray even [...]

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Movie review: ‘Spirit Untamed’

Pedigree is important where horses are concerned, and the equine-themed animated adventure "Spirit [...]

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Movie review: ‘A Quiet Place Part II’

"A Quiet Place Part II" (Paramount) drains away the suspense, analogies and underlying message [...]

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Movie review: ‘Profile’
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Movie review: ‘Monster’
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Movie review: ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’

Innovative producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the team behind 2018's "Spider-Man: Into the [...]

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Movie review: ‘Voyagers’
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Movie review: ‘A Week Away’
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Movie review: ‘Francesco’
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Movie review: ‘Yes Day’

It's easy to sympathize with mom and dad, Allison (Jennifer Garner) and Carlos (Edgar Ramirez) [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Father’
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Movie review: ‘The House That Rob Built’
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Movie review: ‘Nomadland’
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Movie review: ‘Land’
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Movie review: ‘Minari’
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Movie review: ‘Our Friend’
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Is that all there is? When a 10-best movie list can’t get to 10

The year just past must rank as the most tumultuous for the film industry at least since the [...]

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Movie Review: ‘Herself’
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Movie review: ‘Pinocchio’
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Movie review: ‘News of the World’

The ethnic, sectional and economic tensions of the Reconstruction era are explored in the epic [...]

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Movie review: ‘Godfather Coda’

Long reviled as a pale afterthought compared to its two predecessors, 1990's "The Godfather Part [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Last Vermeer’

The interest high-ranking officials in the Third Reich showed in collecting valuable art — more [...]

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Movie review: ‘Let Him Go’

The drama "Let Him Go" (Focus), writer-director Thomas Bezucha's adaptation of Larry Watson's 2013 [...]

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Movie review: ‘The War With Grandpa’

Humor goes AWOL during "The War With Grandpa" (101 Studios). While director Tom Hill's flimsy [...]

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Movie review: ‘Mulan’

The early medieval "Ballad of Mulan" tells of the exploits of a heroine who, disguised as a man, [...]

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Movie review: ‘Onward’

Though it reaches a heartwarming conclusion, the trajectory of the animated adventure "Onward" [...]

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Movie review: ‘Emma’
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Movie review: ‘The Call of the Wild’

"Never was there such a dog," says grizzled Yukon explorer John Thornton (Harrison Ford), admiring [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Photograph’
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Movie review: ‘Dolittle’

Exactly a century ago, British author Hugh Lofting published "The Story of Doctor Dolittle," the [...]

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Movie review: ‘1917’

"1917" (Universal) is a great movie about the Great War. By turns harrowing and lyrically beautiful [...]

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Movie review: ‘Little Women’
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Movie review: ‘Cats’
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Review: ‘Playmobil: The Movie’

What middling community theater is to Broadway, "Playmobil: The Movie" (STX) is to the Lego film [...]

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Movie review: ‘Knives Out’

As the days of 2019 dwindle down to a precious few, we're unlikely to see the year produce a more [...]

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Movie review: ‘Ford v Ferrari’
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Movie review: ‘Arctic Dogs’

"Arctic Dogs" (AMBI Group) serves up family-friendly fare, scoring high on the cuteness meter [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Divine Plan’
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Movie review: ‘Harriet’
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Movie review: ‘The Addams Family’

Those creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky characters from the imagination of Charles Addams [...]

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Movie review: ‘Joker’

Origin stories of Batman villains don't get any darker than this one. Director Todd Phillips and [...]

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Movie review: ‘Abominable’

"Adorable" has a new synonym: "Abominable" (DreamWorks), a charming animated film which transforms [...]

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Movie review: ‘Ad Astra’

The Latin motto from which the compelling sci-fi drama "Ad Astra" (Fox) takes its title assures us [...]

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Movie review: ‘Bennett’s War’

Loosely based on the case histories of real-life wounded veterans, writer-director Alex [...]

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Movie review: ‘Don’t Let Go’
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Movie review: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’
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Movie review: ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

Much feathery fun is packed into "The Angry Birds Movie 2" (Sony), the latest animated installment [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Lion King’

Advances in moviemaking technology allow a story that could only previously be told as a cartoon to [...]

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Movie review: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Snappy and substantial, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" (Columbia), director Jon Watts' follow-up to [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’

Lessons about overcoming fear and helping those in need are featured in "The Secret Life of Pets 2" [...]

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Movie review: ‘Poms’

Moviegoers turning to the senior-themed comedy "Poms" (STX) in the hope of being treated to the [...]

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Movie review: ‘Tolkien’

By turns lyrical and moving, "Tolkien" (Fox Searchlight) is a sophisticated profile of the future [...]

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Movie Review: Hesburgh

There was a time in the 1970s when Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh (1917-2015) seemed to be [...]

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Movie review: ‘UglyDolls’

"UglyDolls" (STX) call to mind that age-old saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." They’re [...]

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Movie review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Aficionados of the Marvel Comics universe are likely to be thrilled by the sweeping epic "Avengers: [...]

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Movie review: ‘Penguins’
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Movie review: ‘Little’

"Ain't nobody got time for reality," says Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall), the successful but [...]

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Movie review: ‘Dumbo’

The sight of a cuddly baby elephant taking to the skies is clearly meant to send spirits soaring in [...]

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Movie review: ‘Unplanned’

The hard-hitting, fact-based drama "Unplanned" (Pure Flix) dares its viewers to confront the [...]

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Movie review: ‘Wonder Park’

The most frequently used word in the animated adventure "Wonder Park" (Paramount) is [...]

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Movie review: ‘Captain Marvel’

Lavish origin story finds the superhero of the title (Brie Larson) faithfully serving the alien [...]

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Movie review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

In his 1922 book "What I Saw in America," the great Catholic writer G.K. Chesterton reflects on how [...]

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Movie review: ‘Fighting With My Family’

The fact-based story of a tight-knit British family obsessed with the sport of wrestling makes for [...]

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Movie review: ‘Isn’t It Romantic’

In this clever send-up of romantic comedies, an architect (Rebel Wilson) who's a cynical critic of [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’

Everything is (still) awesome in this spirited and amusing animated sequel to 2014's "The Lego [...]

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Movie review: ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’

Who needs a roller coaster when you have "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" (Fox), a dizzying Japanese [...]

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Movie review: “The Kid Who Would Be King”

The Arthurian legend gets an inventive updating in this thrilling adventure that casts [...]

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Movie review: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’
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Movie review: ‘Welcome to Marwen’

The story behind the fact-based tale "Welcome to Marwen" (Universal) is a compelling one. And it [...]

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Movie review: ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

A four-year passion project for director Peter Jackson, this innovative documentary on the First [...]

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Movie review: ‘Stan & Ollie’

To reinforce the proposition that Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were, and still are, sacred icons of [...]

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Movie review: ‘Green Book’

"Green Book" (Universal) opens with a singer in the Copacabana nightclub in New York belting out [...]

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Movie review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

The burly demolition specialist who lent his name to 2012's "Wreck-It Ralph" returns to the big [...]

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Movie review: ‘Beautiful Boy’
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Movie review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’

German author E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" has proven a remarkably [...]

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Movie review: ‘Indivisible’
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Movie review: ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’

In 2015, Jack Black portrayed real-life author R.L. Stein in the eponymous cinematic adaptation of [...]

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Movie review: ‘First Man’

By turns the intimate portrait of its elusive subject's inner life and a lavish look back at the [...]

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Movie review: ‘A Star Is Born’

The third remake of that sturdy warhorse "A Star Is Born" (Warner Bros.) pays occasional homage to [...]

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Movie review: ‘Smallfoot’

Turning the legend of Bigfoot on its head with plenty of laughs along the way comes the animated [...]

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Movie review: ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’
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Movie review: ‘God Bless the Broken Road’

A crisis of faith can certainly serve as the basis for a compelling drama. In the case of the [...]

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Movie review: ‘BlacKkKlansman’

After becoming the first African-American police officer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the [...]

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Movie review: ‘A.X.L.’

This is a gentle but bland tale of a teen motocross racer (Alex Neustaedter) who happens upon, [...]

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Movie review: ‘Aquaman — Rage of Atlantis’

For parents and comic fans weary of the adult nature of many modern superhero films, a safe refuge [...]

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Movie review: ‘Operation Finale’

World War II movies are their own genre but not many film stories are told from the Jewish [...]

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Movie review: ‘Dog Days’

Written by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama and directed by Ken Marino, the new comedy "Dog Days" [...]

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Movie review: ‘Christopher Robin’

It's always dangerous to tamper with perfection. And, if there were ever a perfect world, it must [...]

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Movie review: ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’

Tom Cruise's by-now iconic American agent Ethan Hunt is at the top of his game in the engrossing [...]

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Movie review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

Like the excursion around which it's built, the animated kids' comedy "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer [...]

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Movie review: ‘Uncle Drew’

NBA fans will likely appreciate the mostly harmless sports comedy "Uncle Drew" (Summit). Viewers [...]

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Movie review: ‘Incredibles 2’

The first family of superheroes returns in "Incredibles 2" (Disney), the highly anticipated sequel [...]

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Movie review: ‘Adrift’

One of the intractable complications of sailing on the Pacific Ocean, we are told very early in the [...]

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Movie review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Before he grew up to be Harrison Ford, intergalactic freebooter Han Solo was Alden Ehrenreich — or [...]

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Movie review: ‘Life of the Party’

"Life of the Party" (Warner Bros.) turns out to be an especially poor choice of title for a [...]

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Movie Review: ‘Pope Francis: A Man of His Word’
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Movie review: ‘The Lego Flash Movie’

Combine familiar comic book figures with the memorable time-warp premise of 1993's "Groundhog Day," [...]

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Movie review: ‘Isle of Dogs’

  Writer-director Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs" (Fox Searchlight) pushes the limits of his [...]

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Movie review: ‘Chappaquiddick’

On July 18, 1969, commander Neil Armstrong and his crew were hurtling toward the moon aboard Apollo [...]

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Movie review: ‘The Miracle Season’
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Movie review: ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’

In the long history of the Church, perhaps no partnership has been more consequential than that [...]

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Movie review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Director Ava DuVernay's youth-oriented fantasy film "A Wrinkle in Time" (Disney) wants to blow your [...]

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Movie review: All the Money in the World

By turns suspenseful, darkly comic and stridently moral, this slightly fictionalized account of the [...]

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