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Bonus Film Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Unfortunately, the biggest accomplishment of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is to draw attention to the Ben Fountain novel that it's based on. That...

Film Shorts

OPENING   Bleed for This (R) Miles Teller stars in this biography of boxing champion Vinny Pazienza. Also with Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, and...

Bonus Film Review: The Edge of Seventeen

We’ve gotten used to seeing Hailee Steinfeld portray unusually self-assured girls in True Grit and Begin Again and Pitch Perfect 2, so it’s a...

Bonus Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

One thing that was always missing from the Harry Potter books and movies was the Americans. J.K. Rowling alluded to differences in the ways...

Film Shorts

OPENING Almost Christmas (PG-13) A cast full of capable comic actors makes this warmed-over holiday dish palatable. Danny Glover stars as the recently widowed patriarch...

Moonlight: Black Boy, Blue Boy

Amid this current efflorescence of African-American cinema that we are lucky enough to be living through, there has been a curious void. Where is...

Arrival: Graphic Language

Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” is a terrific and well-nigh unfilmable piece of science fiction. Frequently told in the future tense, this lengthy...

Film Shorts

OPENING Christine (R) Not based on a Stephen King novel, this biopic of Florida newscaster Christine Chubbuck stars Rebecca Hall. Also with Michael C. Hall,...

The Handmaiden: Pickpocket

Korean movies don’t talk about homosexuality. Homosexuality is legal in South Korea, but a majority of people still disapprove, so it seldom comes up...

Hacksaw Ridge: They Also Serve

The attempted career rehabilitation of Mel Gibson continues with Hacksaw Ridge, a World War II film about a real-life American soldier who became a...