Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘The Hunt’

The overall effect of "The Hunt" winds up being more sadistic than satiric.
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Movie Review: ‘I Am Patrick’

The reasons the church continues to honor the Apostle of Ireland more than 1,500 years after his death shine forth in the film "I Am Patrick" (CBN), a docudrama screening in theaters for two nights only, March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day -- and March 18.
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Movie Review: ‘Emma’

"Emma" is a delightful screen version of Jane Austen's classic novel, lovely to look at and abounding in gentle humor.
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Movie Review: ‘Burden’

The rough atmosphere of writer-director Andrew Heckler's drama "Burden" makes it anything but a family film.
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Movie Review: ‘The Call of the Wild’

"The Call of the Wild," the seventh film adaptation of Jack London's 1903 novel, is a computer-generated marvel.
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Movie Review: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

Adults will find that there's something oddly mechanical and even maladroit about "Sonic the Hedgehog."
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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: ‘The Turning’

While the film provides the occasional jolt, "The Turning" suffers from fatal indecision that leads to a thoroughly incoherent ending.
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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: ‘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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