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Miss Julie

“Miss Julie” features standout performances, but doesn’t feel like it was meant for the screen. Continue reading

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Mommy

As humbling as it is jarring, “Mommy” is a top-notch roller coaster of conflicting emotions. Continue reading

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The Age of Adaline

Despite frustrating first and final acts, “The Age of Adaline” eases into easygoing, effective melodrama thanks to a most unlikely savior. Continue reading

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The Imitation Game

“The Imitation Game” is a gripping drama that doesn’t let the audience off the hook for history’s terrible treatment of Alan Turing. Continue reading

Reel Bob: ‘GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’

By Bob Bloom “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” will so outrage your sense of justice that you need to restrain yourself from jumping at the screen. This Israeli feature follows a woman’s five-year battle to secure a divorce from … Continue reading

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Class of 1995: “Stuart Saves His Family”

Upending expectations of the “Saturday Night Live” subgenre, “Stuart Saves His Family” is good enough and smart enough to paint a seriocomic portrait of misery. Continue reading

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Two Days, One Night

A social drama with real sting & a commanding turn by Marion Cotillard, this is a fascinating field study of life on the financial fringes of the working class. Continue reading

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Dear White People

“Dear White People” is a whip-smart comedy about racial politics that, like real life, is never as simple as black versus white. Continue reading

Quick Takes: Jan. 30

Nick Rogers offers some quick takes on a trio of new movies that opened this weekend — “The Loft,” “Black or White” and “Project Almanac.” Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year

There have been many pretenders to Sidney Lumet’s vacant throne. Here is a thoroughly engrossing heir — with plenty of meat on its bones and ice in its veins. Continue reading

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