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Orient Express: Strangers on a Train

Kenneth Branagh’s new version of Murder on the Orient Express feels curiously old-fashioned. Not because it’s set in 1934, but because Branagh is taking...

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OPENING BPM (NR) This French historical drama stars Arnaud Valois as a gay HIV-positive man in the 1990s who joins an activist movement to force...

Wonderstruck: Bolt From the Blue

Six years ago, Martin Scorsese adapted Brian Selznick's illustrated novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret into an Oscar-nominated movie called Hugo. Now, the comparably...

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OPENING A Bad Moms Christmas (R) The comic inventiveness of Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn is still fresh here, which is good, because...

Ragnarok: Hela Good

Back in 2015, I had just seen Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows when it was announced that the New Zealand director...

Suburbicon: Housing Plots

What good is any film critic who can't offer a contrary opinion once in a while? The advance word on Suburbicon has been downright...

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OPENING Acts of Vengeance (R) Antonio Banderas stars in this thriller as a lawyer who takes a vow of silence until he revenges himself upon...

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OPENING Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (PG-13) Tyler Perry stars in his second comedy for the holiday, as Madea and her friends face all manner...

Professor Marston: Golden Ropes

Sometimes, a high-profile film is followed by a movie on a related subject intended to capitalize on the first movie's expected success. (Remember 12...

Marshall Law

When black Americans were wrongly imprisoned in the 1930s and ’40s, there was one phrase that would give them hope they might get justice:...