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‘Why Him?’ Why not?

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20th Century Fox

Why Him? doesn’t reinvent the raunchy Christmas-themed comedy, but like a visit home for the holidays, it proves to be (oddly) comforting. Read more

The best movies of 2016

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CBS Films

You could make the argument that 2016 was not a great time to go the multiplex. Read more

‘Hidden Figures’ is not subtle — and that’s mostly OK

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20th Century Fox

You probably know what kind of experience to expect from Hidden Figures, so the task of this review is more or less to tell you that you’re right — and that’s mostly good news. It is old-fashioned in a good way, classical and well-acted, and that it has... Read more

‘Passengers’ goes nowhere

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Columbia Pictures

Imagine being trapped on a spaceship with only your lover and a robot bartender for nearly a century — there isn’t a spaceship big enough or a bar that well-stocked to make that sound appealing. Read more

‘Assassin’s Creed’ is a wild, strange ride

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20th Century Fox

In 2015, director Justin Kurzel and actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard teamed up for a prestigious cinematic adaptation, a bloody, mad take on Macbeth. In 2016, the trio moved from Shakespeare to… a video game? Read more

‘Sing’ falls a little flat

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Illumination Entertainment

With so much star power and so many familiar songs, Illumination’s new animated film Read more

‘Collateral Beauty’ is bankrupt

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Warner Bros.

Collateral Beauty should win some kind of award for Best Execution of a Truly Dreadful Concept. Chock-a-block with magnetic movie stars, and shot beautifully by talented cinematographer Maryse Alberti, all twinkling lights and Christmas in the city, it looks like an i... Read more

‘Seasons’ gives nature a beautiful closeup

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Music Box Films

The exceedingly pretty documentary Seasons comes from filmmakers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, the two-Jacques act behind Oceans and, earlier, their most dazzling work to date, Winged Migration. Read more

‘Jackie’ presents an exquisite portrait of grief

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Fox Searchlight

Jackie Kennedy is an American icon, but it’s probably for the best that the director of Jackie, the latest film about her, is not from these shores. In his first English-language film, Chilean Pablo Larrain — whose visually striking films Read more

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ keeps the Force going strong

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Walt Disney Studios

If you’re a Star Wars fan, get ready to spend the next several weeks of your life talking about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If you’re not a Star Wars aficionado, get ready to hear Read more

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