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Movie review: 'Bye Bye Man' is spooky but fun

First things first, let's get it out of the way - "The Bye Bye Man" is an absolutely ludicrous title for a horror movie. However, it's pretty obvious that the filmmakers are in on the joke too. If we're laughing, it's with the movie, not at it. Besides, the most fun horror movies are often the on... Read more

Movie review: Martin Scorsese shows his passion for the Christianity story in 'Silence'

Martin Scorsese's career is built on stacks of films that have looked at the good and bad sides of humanity. The battle between these areas has been the fodder for works from "The Last Temptation of Christ" to "The Wolf of Wall Street." Read more

Movie review: 'Patriots Day' is blunt, but effective

"Patriots Day," Peter Berg's film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, lands with all the subtlety of one of the deadly explosions that claimed three lives and injured 264 others. Read more

Movie review: 'Live by Night' never quite comes together

The concept of honor among thieves is the cornerstone of "Live by Night," a Roaring '20s crime story whose kingpin filmmaker (Ben Affleck as director and leading man) appears to have been corrupted by absolute power. Read more

Ben Affleck directs himself in tommy-gun gangster throwback 'Live By Night'

Ben Affleck was bingeing: on mobsters, on molls, on lousy loansharks, on bootleggers, enforcers, and thugs. On Cagney, Raft, Bogart, Muni, Harlow, Blondell. Read more

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Movie review: 'Patriots Day' retells important story but lacks heart

"Patriots Day" is the story of the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the search for the two men who planted the bombs that killed three and hurt more than 250. The incident remains a vivid memory because it happened so recently and everything the news unfolded on TV. Read more

Movie review: Little to love in 'Book of Love'

As Maisie Williams' narration starts in "The Book of Love" - in her best raspy bayou drawl - over a scene of boaters finding a mysterious journal lost at sea, it's clear what kind of film this is, or that it's trying to be. It's a new-ish genre, a tragicomedy awash in whimsical realism. "The Book... Read more

3 movies you probably missed and should see now

Your honor, I'm representing myself in this case, and I plead guilty. Every year around this time, beginning in mid-December and lasting through mid-January, the hundreds of movies I caught do not seem enough. They can't make up for the well-regarded, easily streamable titles I failed to see (sev... Read more

Movie review: Twists and turns of 'The Crash' are completely obvious, yet muddled

"The Crash" has an oddly unintended parallel-universe sense to it, an unreality that resonates in a specific way in January 2017 that was impossible to predict during production. This cyber financial thriller imagines a November 2017 in which the president of the United States is a 60-something b... Read more

Movie review: 'A Monster Calls,' powerful adaptation explores the enormity of grief

Parents need to know that "A Monster Calls" is the powerful, emotionally wrenching adaptation of award-winning author Patrick Ness' heartbreaking young adult novel about a 13-year-old boy dealing with his mother's terminal illness and sudden visits from a loud, scary storytelling tree monster (vo... Read more

Movie review: 'Silence' is a theological thriller from Martin Scorsese

Having created a stellar body of work, Martin Scorsese has earned the right to put aside mainstream expectations from time to time. Scorsese, a spiritual person who in his youth studied to be a priest, made biblical issues resonate through profane classics such as "Goodfellas," "Raging Bull," "Ta... Read more

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