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OPENING  Bomb City (NR) Based on a real-life murder in Amarillo in 1997, this drama is about a hate crime against punk rockers by an...

Hostiles: Savage Land

Every time I look at Scott Cooper’s career, it gets smaller. The actor-turned-filmmaker made a promising directing debut back in 2009 with his country-music...

Phantom Thread: Mr. Woodcock

I’m usually skeptical of artists announcing their retirement when they’re neither terminally ill nor really old. (See: Soderbergh, Steven and Miyazaki, Hayao.) However, I’m...

Call Me by Your Name: A Summer Place

The exquisite Call Me by Your Name was originally supposed to be directed by James Ivory, the gay American filmmaker who adapted the script...

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OPENING Den of Thieves (R) This action thriller is about an L.A. County sheriff (Gerard Butler) trying to thwart a gang of high-end armed robbers...

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OPENING Acts of Violence (R) This action-thriller stars Ashton Holmes as an ex-military man who teams up with a detective (Bruce Willis) after his fiancée...

I, Tonya: Skatewreck

As a teenager, I came across a glowing Sports Illustrated profile of Tonya Harding during the run-up to the 1992 Winter Olympics. Reading the...

The Post: My God, the Fun!

Steven Spielberg's The Post isn’t a great movie, but it is a timely one, and sometimes that’s even better. As we watch its characters...

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OPENING Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (NR) Ha Jung-woo stars in this Korean fantasy film as a fireman who dies in the line...

The Best Documentaries of 2017

The types of documentaries that tend to win awards and appear on lists like this one are films that tackle Big Issues: wars, the...