Movie Reviews

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: ‘The Divine Plan’

This is a wonderful addition to the history of relations between the United States and the Catholic Church, especially in a time when religion and politics are both so divisive.
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New film on St. Faustina will be shown in theaters two nights only

A new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, will have a two-night showing Oct. 28 and Dec. 2 on more than 700 screens across the United States.
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Movie Review: ‘Harriet’

"Harriet" is a long overdue drama chronicling the exploits of the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, Maryland-born Harriet Tubman.
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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: ‘Joker’

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

"Adorable" has a new synonym: "Abominable" (DreamWorks), a charming animated film which transforms the dreaded Yeti monster -- the legendary abominable snowman -- into a lovable furball.
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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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