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Thumbnail 10 cloverfield lane movie 10 Cloverfield Lane

Audacious, witty, intelligent and skillfully made, “10 Cloverfield Lane” (Paramount) — a bracing combination of suspense and science fiction — is...

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Thumbnail oscars 2016 2016 Oscar Predictions: Who should win, who will win at 88th Academy Awards

There is perhaps no other awards show on earth that captures people’s interest like the Oscars. For the past 88 years, the ceremony has built a...

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Thumbnail tcm film festival 2017 2017 TCM Film Festival: Comedy, laughter and Easter joy

Classic movie devotees descended in droves from every U.S. state to Hollywood in early April to watch old films many have enjoyed since childhood....

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Thumbnail movies   20th century women 20th Century Women

The moral compass in “20th Century Women,” writer-director Mike Mills’ rambling drama — loosely based on his adolescence in 1970s Santa Barbara,...

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Thumbnail tcm film festival A Catholic presence at 7th Annual TCM Film Festival

For a seventh year, old movie buffs trekked to Hollywood for the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival April 28 to May 1. The screens of Grauman’s...

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Thumbnail movie   cure for wellness A Cure for Wellness

The Swiss spa that serves as the primary setting for the creepy, but otherwise pointless horror exercise, “A Cure for Wellness” (Fox) operates, it...

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Thumbnail movie  a dog s purpose A Dog’s Purpose

While cats are said to be blessed with nine lives, the clever canine at the center of “A Dog’s Purpose” (Universal) — voiced by Josh Gad — guides...

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Thumbnail alien covenant movie ‘Alien: Covenant’: Interesting elements suffocated by lack of charisma

It’s a very bad omen for a sci-fi blockbuster when the first time you become aware of the majority of the characters’ names occurs during the...

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Thumbnail movie allied brad pitt Allied

Like time travelers from the Golden Age of Hollywood studio films, the characters played by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in “Allied” (Paramount)...

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Thumbnail oscar predictions preview 2016 And the Oscar goes to …

After what many considered to be a lackluster 2015, movies came back in a big way in 2016. You’ve undoubtedly heard the hype surrounding...

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Thumbnail arrivalship "Arrival" and the Unique Manner of God's Speech

Like E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Starman, Independence Day, and a host of similar films over the past thirty years, Arrival explores...

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Thumbnail movie united kingdom A United Kingdom

The historical drama “A United Kingdom” (Fox Searchlight) tells the story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), an African royal who faced down...

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As jointly written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the suburban-set comedy “Bad Moms” (STX) has some valid points to make about the...

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Thumbnail movie beauty and beast Beastly

They call it the “Happiest Place on Earth” and they wouldn’t lie would they? The entertainment industrial complex monolith Disneyland I mean....

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Thumbnail beatriz at dinner movie ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ serves up subtle yet cutting social commentary on today’s divided America

On the heels of the mega-hit “Wonder Woman,” moviegoers were treated to yet another admirable heroine with an unwavering moral compass, this time...

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Thumbnail movie beauty and beast Beauty and the Beast

“Beauty and the Beast” arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man. The...

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Thumbnail before i fall movie zoey deutsch Before I Fall

Sound values underlie the conversion story “Before I Fall” (Open Road). But the path toward its positive conclusion takes twists and turns that...

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Thumbnail young messiah  cyrus nowrasteh Between Worlds: How ‘The Young Messiah’ film brought its director closer to Christ

Cyrus Nowrasteh has spent his entire life caught in between cultural viewpoints. Born in the U.S., his parents moved him back to their native Iran...

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