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Unstoppable: Mess With the Bull

It would be inaccurate to call Unstoppable a Korean remake of Taken, though it wouldn’t be too far off. Actually, I’d watch this thriller...

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OPENING  At Eternity’s Gate (PG-13) Julian Schnabel’s biography of Vincent van Gogh stars Willem Dafoe as the tormented painter. Also with Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen,...

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OPENING  The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (R) The Coen brothers’ latest Western is an anthology film of six stories set in the Old West. Starring...

Widows: Four Funerals and a Robbery

After making a movie like 12 Years a Slave, you can hardly fault Steve McQueen for wanting to lighten up for his next film....

Spider’s Web: Claire Direction

This is shaping up to be a Claire Foy type of year, isn't it? The London native became famous playing a young version of...

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OPENING  Border (R) This Swedish Gothic romance film stars Eva Melander as a facially deformed Swedish cop who falls in love with a man (Eero...

Forgive Me?: Bad Words

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Melissa McCarthy can act in a serious drama, too. Many people only know her from her broad comedies...

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OPENING  Beautiful Boy (R) Based on the memoirs by David and Nicolas Sheff, this drama stars Steve Carell as a successful freelance journalist who watches...

Suspiria: Dance of Death

First, a confession: I’m not a big fan of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. The production design and the music in the 1977 horror film are...

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Show Must Go On

Great movies often have great performances, but I think it must be harder for an actor to give a great performance in the midst...