Movie Review: ‘Les Miserables’

"Les Miserables" (Amazon) has no connection to Victor Hugo's classic novel of the same name other than its setting -- the rundown Paris suburb of Montfermeil, where the poor still struggle and continue to distrust authority figures.
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Movie Review: ‘Gretel and Hansel’

The film covers the familiar outlines of the old story, with two children negotiating a dark and very foggy forest as they escape a famine-scarred home life in search of food and security.
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Movie Review: ‘Jojo Rabbit’

As with many satires, the makers of "Jojo Rabbit" (Fox Searchlight) don't care much whether an audience likes their film -- or understands all of it.
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Movie Review: ‘Dark Waters’

Eventually, there may be a movie focused on some travail affecting people in West Virginia without John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" on the soundtrack.
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Movie Review: ‘Joker’

Origin stories of Batman villains don't get any darker than "Joker" (Warner Bros.)
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Movie Review: ‘Brian Banks’

Dramas of the falsely accused fighting against a broken legal system are reliably inspiring. With the sports star formula additionally worked in, "Brian Banks" (Bleecker Street) might seem to ace it.
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Movie Review: ‘Late Night’

The decidedly improbable and scattershot comedic elements of "Late Night" (Amazon) give the film the look of something that had its dents hammered out in the editing room.
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Bishop Olmsted says ‘love of Christ’ compels him to proclaim Gospel of life

Preservation of the family, marriage and the unborn were the main themes of the annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington April 23.
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Movie Review: ‘The Mustang’

You might think of "The Mustang" (Focus) as an animal tale for grown-ups. Happily, the old classic formula of a man just needing the love of a good horse has lost none of its luster.
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Movie Review: ‘Five Feet Apart’

"Five Feet Apart" (Lionsgate), a generally engaging young-adult romantic drama about the redeeming power of sacrificial love, is aimed, with the precision of a heat-seeking missile, at 17-year-old girls.
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Movie Review: ‘Upside’

Take the "white savior" formula of 2009's "The Blind Side," in which a Caucasian of considerable means changes the life of an impoverished African-American, mix in a little of "Driving Miss Daisy" from 1989, and you have "The Upside"
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Movie Review: ‘On the Basis of Sex’

Moral courage does, of course, prevail, and the film is an unapologetically heroic narrative correct in its historical details even when the dialogue lurches into wooden cliches, lacking only a college fight song to pump up emotion at its conclusion.
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