Movie Review: ’12 Strong’

True military adventures don't come any more rousing than "12 Strong," the story of a tiny Special Forces unit that won a significant early victory against both the Taliban and al-Qaida in the weeks after 9/11.
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Movie Review: ‘Hostiles’

"Hostiles" works from the premise that not only were white soldiers in the 1890s aware of their complicity in the decades-long genocide of Native Americans, they could feel immense, paralyzing guilt about their actions.
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Movie Review: ‘The Post’

Director Steven Spielberg, working from a script by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, aims to make a rouser along the lines of 1952's "Deadline U.S.A." And, according to that film's formula of a crusading newspaper in financial peril triumphing over government secrets and crooked politicians, he succeeds.
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Movie Review: ‘All the Money in the World’

By turns suspenseful, darkly comic and stridently moral, "All the Money in the World" (Sony), a slightly fictionalized account of a famous kidnapping, makes a strong case that immense wealth not only can't buy happiness, it also imposes depths of misery that few ever know.
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Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’

"Lady Bird" is writer-director Greta Gerwig's sensitive autobiographical account of growing up in Sacramento, California.
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Movie Review: ‘The Dinner’

A trenchant morality tale about the nature of evil and mankind's savage underpinnings, turns out to be as infuriatingly dense and labyrinthine as Dutch author Herman Koch's 2009 novel.
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