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Movie review: ‘The Revenant’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio

The Revenant

Everything you’ve heard about the bear is true. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Wonders’

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Oscilloscope

An otherworldly haze suffuses The Wonders, a coming-of-age tale that occupies an enticing realm between dream and reality. Written and directed by Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher, this well-acted family drama offers moments of arresting imagery that, finally, can&#... Read more

Movie review: ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

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Cohen Media Group

Opinions about film are thick on the ground these days, but intelligent discussion is, as always, at a premium. Which is why it’s such a joy to welcome Hitchcock/Truffaut to the screen. Read more

Movie review: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

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The Weinstein Company

Quentin Tarantino certainly knows how to grab attention. Read more

Movie review: ‘Daddy’s Home’ with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell

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Paramount

A riotous reunion for Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, Daddy’s Home manages to mix in some dramatic grace notes amid the slapstick set pieces. Read more

Movie review: ‘Carol’ starring Cate Blanchett

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StudioCanal

Even if it didn’t have a spellbinding central performance from Cate Blanchett, Carol would be worth seeing just for its sumptuous re-creation of an era. Set in 1950s New York City at Christmas, Todd Haynes’ film is luminescent — like a perfectly p... Read more

Movie review: ‘Concussion’ starring Will Smith

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Columbia Pictures

Concussion is a football movie that’s not about football, at least not in the way other sports films are. Read more

Movie review: ‘Joy’ with Jennifer Lawrence

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Twentieth Century Fox

The marketing campaign for the new David O. Russell film, Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has been extremely nervous about bringing down the party with the word “mop.” Mops traditionally do not sell at the multiplex. Mops traditionally are what clean up... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Big Short,’ with Steve Carell and Christian Bale, is engrossing, entertaining

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Paramount Pictures

The financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession that hit in 2007-2008 was the source of much global grief and heartache. The Big Short tells the flip side of this tragedy, about those who saw it coming and profited from it. Read more

Movie review: ‘Sisters’ with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

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Universal

Sisters often seems less like a movie than a substance-fueled free-for-all that cameras just happened to catch. Read more

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