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Can an inspirational movie also be a drag?That's the distinct feeling one can't shake walking out of "Battle of the Sexes ," a fictionalized rendering of the 1973 tennis match between 29-year-old … more
In that old Christmas stalwart "Love Actually," the wonderful Bill Nighy plays an aging rock star angling for an easy payday by cynically subbing the word "Christmas" into one of his hits, and … more
"Harry Dean Stanton Is Lucky," announces the trailer of the new film by John Carroll Lynch. That sentence means more than it sounds.Yes, Stanton, the wonderful actor with that indelible … more
"The Mountain Between Us" is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what … more
In the stand-alone films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thor always seemed to get the short end of the stick. The Thor films were never as popular as Iron Man, and didn't gain steam like Captain … more
For Taylor Sheridan, the West is still alive with frontier tragedies and genre thrills, even if hopelessness has moved in and blanketed the land."Wind River" makes it a kind of trilogy for Sheridan, the writer behind the West Texas neo-Western "Hell … more
An animated "Flashdance" meets "Cinderella," ''Leap!" isn't so much bad as it is bewildering. The feature about an orphan girl who dreams of dancing professionally is set very vaguely in the 1880s, in Brittany and Paris, and contains nods to that … more
Firefighters must be our last real superheroes. They run toward stuff that's on fire, for heaven's sake. There are the few public servants — not cops, politicians or doctors — as beloved … more
Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund's last film, "Force Majeure," began with the rumble of an alpine avalanche and the wallop of a shattered self-image. When a swelling white tide appears headed straight … more
AMERICAN MADE (R)A TWA pilot (Tom Cruise) is recruited by the CIA ostensibly to keep tabs on the incipient communist threat in Central America and winds up running one of the biggest CIA covert … more
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