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Movie review: ‘5 to 7’

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Walter Thomson

Judging from its premise, 5 to 7 sounds like it’s going to be at least a little bit raunchy. A single, twentysomething guy in New York falls for a married, thirtysomething French woman who can only be with him from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Age of Adaline’

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Lionsgate

Hollywood long ago ceded “love that stands the test of time” to the realm of science fiction and fantasy, so The Age of Adaline falls neatly into a genre that includes The Time Traveler’s Wife, Ab... Read more

Movie review: ‘Dior and I’

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The Orchard

What happens when a self-described “menswear specialist” and “minimalist” champion of the “skinny black suit” takes over one of the most fabled fashion houses of Paris? Read more

Movie review: ‘After the Ball’

Every girl, Disney has always told us, wants that slipper to fit. And with a new generation indoctrinated thanks to the latest Cinderella, that taste for tiaras isn’t going away any time soon. Read more

Movie review: ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’

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Sundance Selects

It is best to just let yourself get lost in the clouds of Clouds of Sils Maria for a little while. Beautiful as they build then snake through the Engadin valley in the Swiss Alps, they become maddening as they cloak the emotions and ambitions of a middle-aged actress ... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Water Diviner’

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Warner Bros.

Australian director Peter Weir’s moving 1981 film Gallipoli, which recreated the Australian and New Zealand soldiers’ doomed attempt to take the Turkish peninsula during World War I, shrouded the Turks in anonymity. They were bullets and bombs in the fog... Read more

Movie review: ‘Little Boy’

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Open Road Films

Racism and religion, hatred and friendship, bullying and war, atomic bombs and the consequences of using them — heavy stuff to pack into a faith-based film. And one aimed at children. Read more

Movie review: ‘See You in Valhalla’

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Arc Entertainment

The dysfunctional family comedy centered on a funeral is a cinematic warhorse, dragged into the service of cheap laughs in such films as This is Where I Leave You and Death at a Funeral (the latter of which exists in both a British and an ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

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Disneynature

Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Squeeze’

The Squeeze is an old-fashioned tale of gamblers, golfers, the good girl next door and the temptations of the easy life. Read more

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