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2016 was not a good year for a variety of reasons, only one of which will be addressed here. After a stellar 2015, the movies of 2016 failed to impress as a whole, with the late-arriving Oscar contenders raising the caliber of the movie year to a … more
Somewhat deep into the searing and utterly necessary documentary "I Am Not Your Negro ," director Raoul Peck overlays audio from a 1960 U.S. Government film "The Land We Love," in which the narrator extols the virtues of America and the freedoms … more
Before you buy a ticket to see "John Wick: Chapter 2 ," the improbably fun sequel to the implausibly good "John Wick," you might want to ask yourself how much tolerance you have for gun shots to the head, because there are a lot of those in "John … 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
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
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
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