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The Lego Batman Movie: Everything Is Batman

A lot of things have made the recent DC Comics movies look bad, but nothing has made them look worse than The Lego Batman...

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OPENING Don’t Hang Up (R) Gregg Sulkin and Garrett Clayton star in this horror film as teenagers whose night of drunken prank calls turns against...

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OPENING Growing Up Smith (PG-13) Roni Akurati stars in this comedy as a 10-year-old Indian boy whose family moves to America in the 1970s. Also...

The Comedian: Laugh Lines

Funny people are delightful to be around, but professionally funny people can be exhausting. They turn every conversation into a wisecrack, a pun, an...

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OPENING Buddies in India (NR) Wang Baoqiang co-stars in his own action-comedy as a Chinese man who accompanies his best friend (Bai Ke) on a...

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OPENING The Founder (PG-13) Michael Keaton stars in this biography of Ray Kroc, who hijacked McDonald’s from the company’s original founders. Also with Nick Offerman,...

Odds and Ends

One of my favorite regular features is this one that I do around this time every year. It’s my way of writing about a...

Silence: Word of God

My other duties at the Weekly kept me from seeing Martin Scorsese's Silence before I made out my list of the year's best films....

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OPENING The Bad Kids (NR) The directing team of Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe (Lost in La Mancha) direct this documentary about schoolteachers in the...

Live by Night: Rum Reasons

Okay, now I'm worried about Ben Affleck, the director. You can understand why Warner Brothers might have been excited to put out his latest...