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La La Land

“La La Land” is a little bit of a lot of things — funny, sad, romantic, melodious, handsome, charming. But it just doesn’t impact you in one or two strong ways.

Unforgettable

Undeniably fun in a trashy sort of way, "Unforgettable" is one of those thrillers about women fighting each other over men, children, jobs or all three.

The Promise

A film of startling authority and ravishing power, "The Promise" has all the elements of classic epic: a sweeping historical backdrop with a very intimate human story at the center.

Split

Though it plucks the hoariest of chestnuts, split personalities, off the cinematic fireplace, "Split" still manages to scare in between the snickers.

My Life as a Zucchini

This stop-motion animation gem, an Oscar nominee, looks at childhood in a way that's smart and tender yet straight-eyed and unsentimental.

The Fate of the Furious

Rock-headed and testosterone-fueled, "The Fate of the Furious" has its charms. But the franchise is an orgy of pomposity and ridiculousness.

Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in "Hidden Figures," a 20th Century Fox release.

Hidden Figures

Takes an interesting bit of forgotten history, and then spools that out in a predictable plot that's strictly by the numbers.

Going in Style

Freeman, Caine and Arkin all charm within their familiar personas, but this Geriatric Robbery comedy is tired and predictable.