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Demolition Jake Gyllenhaal Naomi Watts

Demolition

A well-intentioned film about the nuances of grief, "Demolition" tries its best to avert cliches but is largely unsuccessful.
He Named Me Malala documentary

He Named Me Malala

Surprisingly family-friendly for a dark topic, this documentary about a teen crusader who survived an attempt on her life is an inspirational rallying cry.

Chorus movie 2015

Chorus

This acclaimed tale of loss and reconnection is a mixed bag: equal parts compelling and heavy-handed.
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The Gallows

"The Gallows" is high school horror with a cheese factor turned up to 11, whose silliness almost overwhelms its genuine sense of fear.

annie 2014 - quvenzhane wallis, jamie foxx

Annie

Years in the making, the modern-day adaptation of the classic musical has many enjoyable moments, plus a whiz-bang performance from its young star.
Judi Dench Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Films with fully developed elderly characters shouldn't be a rarity, but this charming sequel highlights how scarce, and welcome, they are.

Reese Witherspoon as "Cheryl Strayed" in WILD.

Wild

Despite a few hiccups, this touching portrayal of grief, self-destruction and healing seamlessly blends the introspective and the epic.

If I Stay

This romantic melodrama and YA novel adaptation is geared toward the teenage set but has qualities adults can appreciate.