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OPENING Ben-Hur (PG-13) Not the 1959 Oscar-winning epic, but another adaptation of Lew Wallace’s novel about a prince (Jack Huston) seeking revenge for his enslavement...

Hell or High Water: Texas Hold-Up

The big economic recession that hit eight years ago has inspired its share of films like 99 Homes and The Big Short, but even...

Kubo and the Two Strings: Paperboy

I must confess I’m less enamored with Kubo and the Two Strings than most other people seem to be. This stop-motion animated film is...

Film Shorts

OPENING Hell or High Water (R) Ben Foster and Chris Pine star in this thriller as two brothers who launch a desperate criminal scheme to...

Pete’s Dragon: Beast of the Northern Wild

Disney Studios continue to raid their back catalog of animated hits to remake into live-action films for a new era, and so far I’ve...

Florence Foster Jenkins: Murder on the High Cs

Meryl Streep has proven her singing ability time and again, so it seems more than a bit perverse to cast her as one of...

Bonus Film Review: Suicide Squad

Once upon a time, Warner Brothers revived its Batman series with a talented young director at the helm named Christopher Nolan. And it was...

Five Nights in Maine: Loved and Lost

Opening this week at AMC Grapevine Mills for a limited run, Five Nights in Maine is a racially charged two-hander of a bereavement drama...

He’s Trippin’

At 52, David Reyes took a while to finally finish his first fiction film. “I was part of that sad generation that saw Star Wars...

Film Shorts

OPENING Amateur Night (NR) Jason Biggs stars in this comedy as an unemployed architecture student who takes a job driving sex workers to their meeting...