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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
A melee has broken out in the boxing film. The genre's ring is so crowded, a fighter leaning back for a left hook might inadvertently sock the wrong opponent. Training montages could be combined to make a … 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
"Moonlight " is as wistful a film as its title might suggest. Director Barry Jenkins, in only his second feature, has created a singularly powerful and masterfully restrained work of art about a young man's coming of age in South Florida told in … more
No affinity for superheroes or familiarity with Marvel mythology is required to enjoy the visual spectacle that is "Doctor Strange." Being open to mysticism and the possibility of parallel dimensions might help, though. Benedict Cumberbatch plays … more
LOS ANGELES - A strong batch of new films drew audiences to the theaters in large numbers this weekend, including Marvel's "Doctor Strange," the animated "Trolls" and Mel Gibson's WWII drama "Hacksaw Ridge," effectively waking up the sleepy fall box … more
SAN FRANCISCO — "Star Wars" gets a bad rap for being a boy's club, and sometimes rightfully so, but the truth of the matter is that women have always been an integral part of the George Lucas-created world and the franchise's fan base. On … more
When's the last time you saw a truly fresh talent on screen? Someone so charismatic that you couldn't wait to find out who they are, what they've done before and why you've never noticed? That's what it feels like to watch Hayden Szeto as the … more
There's never a hair out of place in "Miss Sloane," a painstakingly slick political thriller from director John Madden about a brilliant lone wolf lobbyist consumed with the win. It's a wannabe Aaron Sorkin-meets-Shonda Rhimes glimpse into the … more
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