John Thornton (Harrison Ford) and Buck in “Call of the Wild.”

Human performances save the CGI dog tale 'The Call of the Wild' 

Harrison Ford stars in new movie based on the classic novella by Jack London.

French drama 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' is a gloomy, period 'masterpiece' 

February 20
Adele Haenel and Noemie Merlant in “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”
The slow-burn romance is finally here, and it's fantastic.

'Beanpole' plumbs the endless trauma of war 

February 20
Vasilisa Perelygina and Viktoria Miroshnichenko in “Beanpole.”
"Beanpole" explores the trauma of war in post-WWII Leningrad through the eyes of two women.
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February 23
Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in “Sonic the Hedgehog.”

'Sonic the Hedgehog' nips past 'Call of the Wild'

The hedgehog edged the sled dog by a nose. "Sonic: The Hedgehog" zoomed to the top of the box office with a take of $26.3…
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February 22
Mia Goth and Anya Taylor-Joy in “Emma.”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday And Then We Danced (not rated) A competitive dancer is thrown off balance by the arrival of a fellow dancer with…
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February 20
Nick Kroll and Alexi Pappas in “Olympic Dreams.”

Movie spotlight: 'Olympic Dreams'

‘Olympic Dreams’ Opening today: A love story between an introverted cross-country skier (Alexi Pappas) and an extroverted volunteer dentist (Nick Kroll) is an intimate tale…
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February 20
Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell and Lia McHugh in “The Lodge.”

Family crisis creates real horror in 'The Lodge' 

Wintry horror film is steeped in real, brutal trauma.
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February 16

'Sonic Hedgehog' makes $57M debut

The redesigned "Sonic the Hedgehog" showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while…
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February 14
Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel in “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday   Beanpole (not rated) Two young women rebuild their lives among the ruins of Leningrad in 1945. The Call of…
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February 14
LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in “The Photograph.”

Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield shine in romantic, subtle and sweet 'The Photograph' 

As with "The Notebook," the title memory fragment here offers the narrative a peg on which to hang the story of two guarded individuals learning to love again
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February 13
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell in "Downhill," a remake of the Swedish film "Force Majeure."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are fine, but 'Downhill' goes nowhere fast 

Re-imagined "Force Majeure" has moments, but its dilemmas are bunny slope-sized.
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February 13
“Sonic the Hedgehog” is voiced by Ben Schwartz.

Heartwarming 'Sonic' is fun throwback 

Video-game adaptation has lots of energy.
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February 13
Julia Garner in “The Assistant.”

Weinstein-inspired film offers potent fable about workplace abuse 

"The Assistant" masterfully shows abuse and complicity in Weinstein-inspired power structure.
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February 13
Yehuda Nahari Halevi and Daniella Kertesz in “Incitement.” Greenwich Entertainment

'Incitement' explores the mind-set of Yitzhak Rabin's assassin 

A tense, angry reckoning with an assassination.
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February 10
Bong Joon Ho, right, reacts as he is presented with the award for best picture for "Parasite" from presenter Jane Fonda at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb.

South Korea's 'Parasite' becomes Oscar's first foreign-language best picture

Bong Joon-ho's film won four awards on a night with few other surprises.
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February 10
The most scathing jokes of the whole evening came from a couple of former emcees, Steve Martin and Chris Rock, who poked fun at Jeff Bezos' divorce an

Neal Justin: Oscars could have 'lost itself' a little more often

The Academy Awards would rather be safe than sorry — or spectacular.
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February 9
Margot Robbie stars in “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.”

Disappointing debut for DC's 'Birds of Prey'

"Birds of Prey," DC Comics' Harley Quinn spinoff, made a tepid debut in theaters over the weekend, opening in No. 1 but below expectations with…
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February 9
"Joker"

Tonight is Oscar night: Our predictions of who should win, and who will win

"Joker" led the pack with 11 nominations. Here are our picks for Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress.
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February 8
Julia Garner in “The Assistant.”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday   The Assistant (R) A young assistant to a powerful executive becomes aware of the insidious abuse that threatens her.
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February 7
Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland and Finn Wittrock as Mickey Deans in “Judy.”

8 actors who snagged Oscar nominations for playing real-life Minnesotans

If Renée Zellweger takes home an Academy Award on Sunday for her portrayal of Judy Garland, it will be the first time any actor has triumphed for playing a famous Minnesotan.
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February 7
“Parasite” is the current favorite, but there’s a lot more great cinema from South Korea.

Oscar just 'discovered' South Korea, which has cranked out great movies for years

If, like Oscar, you're just noticing South Korea's film industry, have we got some movies for you.
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February 6
Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman), Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis) and Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana) in "Missing Link."

Twin Cities 3-D printing company played big role in Oscar-nominated film

Stratasys created 106,000 "objects" for stop-motion film "Missing Link" in latest collaboration with Annapurna Pictures.
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February 6
Goffredo Bruno, Pierfrancesco Favino, Fabrizio Ferracane and Maria Fernanda Cândido in “The Traitor.”

Sicilian mobster turns informant in 'The Traitor' 

Pierfrancesco Favino portrays Sicilian mobster Tommaso Buscetta, who turns informant in Italy's Mafia Maxi Trial.
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