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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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Class of 1985: “The Falcon and the Snowman”

Although this biopic is mostly engaging, the truth of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee’s lives may be stranger and stronger than its historical fiction. Continue reading

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Love is Strange

“Love is Strange” is like a beautiful yet unfinished painting; an enigmatic character portrait of romance with just enough untouched canvas to feel incomplete. Continue reading

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The Skeleton Twins

Despite some stellar performances from the two leads, “The Skeleton Twins” never really feels complete. Continue reading

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Wild

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

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The Congress

“The Congress,” starring Robin Wright, is a psychedelic meditation on identity, ownership and free will in the digital age and beyond. Continue reading

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