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Bel Powell stars as Minnie in the new movie "Diary of a Teenage Girl"

Diary of a Teenage Girl

Few films can start with a teenage girl boasting "I just had sex" and get away with it. But "Diary of a Teenage Girl" is no run-of-the-mill coming-of-age tale.
The rise and fall of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. is chronicled in "Straight Outta Compton," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by F. Gary Gray.

ReelBob: ‘Straight Outta Compton’

It evokes a driving, constant beat that will keep you invested in the music and especially in the quintet of artists who rode it into a nation’s consciousness.

The rise and fall of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. is chronicled in "Straight Outta Compton," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by F. Gary Gray.

Straight Outta Compton

The movie doesn't feel phony, but it beats an unexpected retreat to safety — a solace far beyond the gaze of the greatness “Compton” gives you at the outset.
Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman and Joel Edgerton (who also wrote and directed) star in "The Gift," a 2015 psychological thriller from STX Entertainment.

The Gift

Co-star/writer/director Joel Edgerton delivers a confidently patient, psychologically potent and wonderfully acted parable about victimization and vindication.

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ReelBob: ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

By Bob Bloom Mark Ruffalo’s performance as a father and husband struggling with bipolar depression is the reason to see “Infinitely Polar Bear.” This troubling family drama tackles a serious subject in a rather lighthearted manner, yet still adheres to its emphasis on showing not only the impact of this illness on the person who […]
Chorus movie 2015

Chorus

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

Tony Hale and Adam Pally star in "Night Owls," an Indy Film Fest selection.

Night Owls

A serio-comic look at the lives of two 20-somethings, "Night Owls" makes two young people confront and question their lives and choices.
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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.