Movie Review: ‘1917’

This historical drama displays both the horrors of trench combat and the endurance of fundamental decency and spiritual striving.
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Movie Review: ‘Underwater’

Like the ocean depths in which it's set, director William Eubank's monster movie "Underwater" (Fox) is dim and murky.
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Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Although it feels less substantive than the previous chapter, "The Rise of Skywalker" certainly has spectacle to spare as well as some touching moments.
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Movie Review: ‘A Hidden Life’

In the luminous, though deliberately paced, drama "A Hidden Life" paints a striking and memorable portrait of Franz Jagerstatter, one that will be especially prized by believing viewers.
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Anthony Hopkins portrays retired Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce portrays Pope Francis in a scene from the movie "The Two Popes."

Movie Review: ‘The Two Popes’

In "The Two Popes," their glossy but highly speculative account of supposedly real events, screenwriter Anthony McCarten and director Fernando Meirelles ill-advisedly try to extol Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) by trashing retired Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins).
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Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Noah Segan and LaKeith Stanfield star in a scene from the movie "Knives Out." (CNS photo/Lionsgate)

Movie Review: ‘Knives Out’

As the days of 2019 dwindle down to a precious few, we're unlikely to see the year produce a more richly entertaining film than the splendid comic whodunit "Knives Out."
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Movie Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

The movie is at its best when the mesmerizing Hanks is on screen. But the treatment of topics like forgiveness, the need to prioritize family life over professional advancement and the power of prayer (Rogers was a Presbyterian minister) are consistently handled with skill.
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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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