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Even as Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi layers his films with complexity — with characters whose intimacies are crowded by politics, society and the past — his command of narrative is utterly total. You get the impression he could … more
A CURE FOR WELLNESS (R)Thriller set at a mysterious wellness spa in the Swiss Alps where things are not what they appear to be. 2 hours 26 minutes. BMA DOG'S PURPOSE (PG)Over the course of five decades, a lovable dog who is reincarnated as multiple … more
HIDDEN FIGURES (PG)Set in 1961 Virginia, this fact-based drama, adapted from Margot Lee Shetterly's non-fiction book, is about three peripheral characters at NASA— mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), budding engineer Mary … more
Theodore Melfi's buoyant "Hidden Figures" is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable actresses playing black women who wouldn't be stopped.Set in 1961 Virginia, the fact-based … more
ASSASSIN'S CREED (PG-13)Michael Fassbender stars in this action-adventure epic based on the popular time-travel video game. With Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons. 2 hours 28 minutes. BM COLLATERAL BEAUTY (PG-13)Riddled with despair after suffering a … more
Over the course of five decades, a lovable dog who is reincarnated as multiple canines develops an unbreakable bond with a young boy and keeps reentering his life as he matures. 2 hours. BMFIFTY SHADES DARKER (R)As Christian and Ana rebuild their … more
In all the kinked knots and twists of satin that adorn "Fifty Shades Darker," none is more worthwhile to uncoil than the tangled absurdities of its central dominator, Christian Grey.He's a singularly ridiculous cocktail of money, abs and sex toys. … more
Turns out, Batman can take a joke. Hundreds, actually.It's not the simplest thing to take a character as embedded in our culture as Batman and make wickedly irreverent fun of him while simultaneously paying tribute to his storied past and keeping … more
The Disney "live-action" remakes, of which the new "Beauty and the Beast" is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. Click a button and that old cartoon interface changes Belle into Emma Watson, the Beast … more
A DOG'S PURPOSE (PG)Over the course of five decades, a lovable dog who is reincarnated as multiple canines develops an unbreakable bond with a young boy and keeps reentering his life as he matures. 2 hours. BM FIFTY SHADES DARKER (R)As Christian and … more
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