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“Patriots Day”

Director Peter Berg was in no mood to soft pedal the atrocities committed by fanatics

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“Live By Night”

It’s unfair to moviegoers when stars write their own script making themselves look good with their survival skills.

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“Hidden Figures”

Who knew that segregation played a role in delaying America’s success in the space race with the Russians in the early 1960’s?

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“La La Land”

To return to those glorious Hollywood romantic musicals of yesteryear, when young lovers would literally sweep each other off their feet

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“Fences”

Think of a force of nature blasting across the screen like an erupting volcano, and that’s how you’ll feel about “Fences”.

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“Jackie”

Natalie Portman proved her greatness by winning an Oscar for her amazing performance in “Black Swan” a few years ago.

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“Why Him?”

It’s the lament of every protective father confronted with the love of his daughter’s life: “Why Him?”

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“Passengers”

Traveling to a far off Utopian planet can be a hazardous journey, especially when you’re supposed to be hibernating for a really long trip.

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“Collateral Beauty”

This happens every year. Among the crop of highly touted holiday films, there’s bound to be one stinker. And this year’s Lemon is called “Co…

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“Nocturnal Animals”

Writer-director Tom Ford must have had pleasing me in mind when he made “Nocturnal Animals.”

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“Miss Sloane”

The great Jessica Chastain is so terrific in the role of Washington’s most ruthless lobbyist.

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“Office Christmas Party”

Remember when Hollywood celebrated the holiday season in style with “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Going My Way”?

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“Bad Santa 2”

As the world’s most cynical Santa, Billy Bob Thornton never lets bad taste get in the way of a good laugh in “Bad Santa 2”.

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“Loving”

I tell you, those good ole boy southern bigots sure loved their segregation laws in the 1950s, ruthlessly and mercilessly hounding an interr…

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“Rules Don’t Apply”

The tragic Howard Hughes saga remains fair game for any ambitious actor looking to give a larger than life, flamboyant performance.

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“The Edge of Seventeen”

If you’ve been waiting as long as I have for the most wonderful coming of age comedy in ages, you’ll be as thrilled as I am with “The Edge o…

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“Arrival”

Whenever Aliens come calling, they’re either invading earth with bad intentions or they’re talking us to death in a language one understands…

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“Almost Christmas”

It’s family friction season when the clans gather for the holidays to stuff themselves and open old wounds