Movie Review: ‘Frozen II

This movie's flaws are ultimately outweighed by sympathetic characters, visual flair and skillful, if sometimes overly complicated, storytelling.
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Movie Review: ‘Playing With Fire’

If your folks warned you against "Playing With Fire" (Paramount), their advice was sound. Though generally harmless, this comedy is so painfully unfunny, it's almost fascinating.
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Movie Review: ‘Midway’

It's all hands on deck in the vivid fact-based naval epic "Midway."
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Movie Review: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’

The moral probing and feminist revisionism that characterized its 2014 predecessor are mostly absent from the routine follow-up "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" (Disney). So much so, that ethical straightforwardness makes its title seem somewhat misleading.
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Movie Review: ‘Downton Abbey’

Those who've been yearning for a fix of interwar elegance ever since the popular ITV and PBS television series "Downton Abbey" went off the air in 2015 can rejoice.
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Movie Review: ‘Ad Astra’

The Latin motto from which the compelling sci-fi drama "Ad Astra" (Fox) takes its title assures us that, by persevering through difficulties, we can aspire to reach the stars.
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Movie Review: ‘The Goldfinch’

A 17th-century Dutch masterpiece becomes a complex souvenir in the patchy drama "The Goldfinch"
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Movie Review: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

Film fans generally and viewers of faith in particular will find much to appreciate in the heartwarming drama "The Peanut Butter Falcon" (Roadside).
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Movie Review: “Overcomer”

"If you want to send a message," Hollywood stalwart Sam Goldwyn is said to have remarked -- with regard to someone's yen to make a "meaningful" movie -- "use Western Union." While telegrams may have been overtaken by more recent technology, the advice remains sound, as the faith- and sports-themed drama "Overcomer" (Sony), alas, proves.
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Movie Review: ‘Angel Has Fallen’

Good personal values vie with relentless gory combat in "Angel Has Fallen" (Lionsgate). The result is an action sequel that's too graphic for those seeking casual entertainment.
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Movie Review: ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’

This otherwise benign drama about a man and his dog, adapted from the novel by Garth Stein, is marred by a treatment of reincarnation that prevents endorsement of it for impressionable viewers.
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Movie Review: ‘Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood’

While the script's reflections on friendship, the link between fiction and reality and life as an actor and/or celebrity all resonate, the movie appeals to viewers' worst instincts.
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