MOVIE REVIEWS
 
David Oyelowo is Robert Katende and Madina Nalwanga is Phiona Mutesi in Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

Queen of Katwe

A typical sports underdog story with an exotic African backdrop, "Queen of Katwe" feels like a lot of random moves instead of a comprehensive narrative.
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Deepwater Horizon

A multimillion-dollar movie about mistakes made to hold onto one-millionth of a profit percentage, but it mostly finds value in the right places.

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Author: The JT LeRoy Story

An utterly fascinating exploration of the murky line in literature between inspirational and fraudulent, as well as the mystery of celebrity.
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The Magnificent Seven

"The Magnificent Seven" is a well-built summer blockbuster that doesn't supplant the original but certainly doesn't shit in its bed.

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Demon

An intriguing premise that never builds much of a sense of dread, this Polish/Israeli horror/comedy is a better idea than movie.
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Storks

Middle-of-the-road animation for kiddies with some humor thrown in for adults that doesn’t really click.

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The Hollars

A great big warm, wet hug of a movie, this dramedy about a wayward kid going home is weighted with cliches but rings true and avoids tripping over pretensions.
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Bridget Jones’s Baby

Precisely what you expect from the franchise revival, with the added bonus of zero romantic tension and a plot that drags on a half-hour longer than necessary.

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Snowden

An entertaining and chilling movie that, at about 134 minutes, keeps you engrossed, but it needs less of a soapbox and more humanity.
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Blair Witch

You can't recapture lightning in a bottle, but "Blair Witch" is thematically and aesthetically a true inheritor to the original game-changing film.

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Complete Unknown

Splendidly acted by Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, "Complete Unknown" questions one woman’s false personas and the very concept of identity as a fixed point.
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Sully

Though it chooses to cut its story thread in strange places, "Sully" is still an engrossing tale of an unremarkable man who did an extraordinary thing.

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A Tale of Love and Darkness

Despite the movie’s flaws, Portman’s sincerity and her and Tessler’s performances will remain with you after the credits roll.
Michael Fassbender stars as Tom Sherbourne and Alicia Vikander as his wife Isabel in DreamWorks Pictures poignant drama THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance based on the acclaimed novel by M.L. Stedman.

The Light Between Oceans

A beautiful and tender story of romance and tragedy that takes its time to build the emotional world of its characters.