Movie Review: ‘Gotti’

Aficionados of stilted dialogue in low-budget crime sagas will likely find much to savor in "Gotti" (Vertical Entertainment).
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Movie Review: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

To the question asked of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, "And who is my neighbor?" Rogers would likely have answered "All of you," adding his signature closing line, "I like you just the way you are."
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RFK’s faith three-dimensional in books, but two-dimensional on screen

A former altar boy who sometimes spoke of joining the priesthood, Kennedy's faith, drawn inward after the 1963 assassination of his older brother the president -- and somehow not diminished by a growing belief in existentialism -- informed his political views and his compassion for the poor.
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Conference looks at how to preserve religious orders’ archives

The focus is on documents going back as far as the early 18th century, as well as audio and visual records from just decades ago.
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Movie review: A Quiet Place

Taken strictly on its surface, this movie is a story about how strong, trusting family ties can overcome any obstacle.
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People from all walks of life wait hours to pay respects to Rev. Graham

Several thousand people quietly and patiently endured a snaking line that began on First Street and continued with two more lines inside the Capitol before ushers guided them to a stairway into the Rotunda, where Rev. Graham's plywood coffin rested.
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Movie Review: ‘The Shape of Water’

Can a lovelorn yet sensuous cleaning lady in 1962 Baltimore find true love with a blue and yellow and sometimes glowing fish-man from the Amazon?
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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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