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'The Disaster Artist': A portrait of the filmmaker as an enigmatic hack
By: - 0 Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Starring James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor; directed by James Franco; 98 minutes; R for coarse language throughout and some sexuality and...

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Documentary 'Heal' explores mind's power to abolish disease
By: Michelle Karas - 0 Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Disease takes root in the mind, so the mind can unroot disease, a new documentary declares.

Although our thoughts can make us sick, they also...

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Movie review: 'Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri' is a vigilante comedy for our age
By: - 0 Fri, Dec 1, 2017

Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell; directed by Martin McDonagh; 115 minutes; R for violence, strong language throughout and...

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Greta Gerwig makes triumphant debut as solo director with coming-of-age comedy 'Lady Bird'
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 22, 2017

"I wish I could live through something."

So says Christine McPherson, the spiky, moody, flawed and delightful protagonist of "Lady Bird." The...

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Movie review: 'Human Flow' looks straight at the global refugee crisis and doesn't blink
By: - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Directed by Ai Weiwei; 145 minutes; PG-13 for disturbing images and themes.

Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei never has limited himself to...

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Movie review: Yes, 'Wonder' is the cry-fest you expect, but it's also complex, funny and probing
By: - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Mandy Patinkin; directed by Stephen Chbosky; 113 minutes; PG for mild language,...

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Movie review: Mixing profound and silly, Nativity-themed animation 'The Star' is hit-and-miss affair
By: - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

An animated fable about the first Christmas, "The Star," reimagines the Nativity from the perspective of an animal - actually, a menagerie of comical...

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Movie review: Active-duty soldiers speak movingly about war and trauma in 'No Greater Love'
By: - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Directed Justin Roberts; 97 minutes; unrated, contains graphic war violence and strong language.

Filmed by an active-duty Army chaplain...

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Movie review: 'The Florida Project': In seedy shadows of Disney World, a child tries to make a magic kingdom
By: - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

"The Florida Project," Sean Baker's exuberant, ungovernable ode to the innocence and resilience of childhood, takes place in a ramshackle...

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Movie review: In 'Wonderstruck,' two runaways 50 years apart head to New York City
By: - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

"Wonderstruck," like all of Todd Haynes' movies, feels like a meticulously constructed treasure. The parallel stories follow two deaf runaways 50...

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Movie review: 'Thor: Ragnarok' a delicious blend of meaty action and sublime silliness
By: - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

When Cate Blanchett, as Hela the Goddess of Death, strides through the treasure storehouse of her father, Odin, in "Thor: Ragnarok," she casts her...

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Movie review: 'LBJ': Woody Harrelson delivers an outsize performance in a film that somehow feels small
By: - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Lyndon Baines Johnson has been a hot commodity of late in the entertainment world.

Liev Schreiber took a stab at portraying the 36th president...

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Movie review: In 'A Bad Moms Christmas,' stressed mothers reach their breaking point - again
By: - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

A little more than a year after "Bad Moms" became the surprise hit of summer 2016, the inspirationally lax trio of mothers is back for another, more...

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Movie review: 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' warm and PBS-pretty but still bumbles
By: - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston, Stephen Campbell Moore; directed by Simon Curtis; 101 minutes; PG for...

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Movie review: In the eye-popping 'Loving Vincent,' van Gogh's paintings spring to life
By: - 0 Fri, Oct 27, 2017

"Loving Vincent" is an indisputably technical achievement. Each of the animated film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting, created by a classically...