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September 13

'This Is Not Berlin' vividly conjures a bygone Mexican counterculture

This sensitive coming-of-age story is also an ode to Mexico City of the mid 1980s
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September 12
Linda Ronstadt in “The Sound of My Voice.” Greenwich Entertainment

'Linda Ronstadt' looks back on the fame and feminism of the '70s singer's career

"Linda Ronstadt" offers a portrait of the artist as a young "auteur" and a seasoned songstress in her later years.
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September 12
Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in “Hustlers.”

J-Lo, with a little help from Lizzo, makes a commanding comeback in 'Hustlers' 

Jennifer Lopez offers a delightful star turn as a stripper/mob boss in "Hustlers."
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September 12
Molly Ivins in “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins.”

'Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins' offers a loving portrait of the writer

Exploring the whip-smart journalist's swagger and sorrow.
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September 12
Keira Knightley in “Official Secrets.” IFC Films

Keira Knightley plays a real-life whistleblower in the timely 'Official Secrets'

Keira Knightley's portrayal of whistleblower Katharine Gun reveals the honor and cost of telling the truth.
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September 5
Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in “It Chapter Two.” Warner Bros.

Stephen King contributes a deft cameo to 'It' sequel, but it's so-so 

Bill Hader is great and some scenes have punch, but this sequel is a bumpy ride.
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September 5
Elizabeth Debicki and Gemma Arterton in “Vita & Virginia.” IFC Films

Arts & Letters & Lust explored in 'Vita & Virginia'

The film delves into the romance between writers Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.
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September 5
Zero Mostel, the original Tevye, with cast members backstage after the premiere performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” in 1964.

'Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles' offers behind-the-scenes history of the musical

The film examines how the beloved musical was brought to life.
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September 5
Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock in “Before You Know It.”

Three strong women leads bring charming grief drama 'Before You Know It' to life

"Before You Know It" offers a charming, quirky New York tale of a family dealing with death.
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August 29
Jillian Bell plays the title character in “Brittany Runs a Marathon.”

Jillian Bell's 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' races to an inspiring finish

This comic drama is a call to action for anyone who's facing a challenge.
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August 29
In a scene from the documentary “Aquarela,” Russian police help a stranded motorist on Lake Baikal in southern Siberia.

Water is scary, and global warming is worse in 'Aquarela'

Film shows how climate change affects water around the world.
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August 29
Anton Yelchin played Chekov in the rebooted “Star Trek” movies.

'Love, Antosha' celebrates the brief life of 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin

Documentary highlights his love of life rather than his tragic death.
August 22
Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore in "After the Wedding."

Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams make a perfect pair in 'After the Wedding' 

Remake of Oscar-nominated Danish drama is even more powerful than the original.
August 22
Jack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf in "The Peanut Butter Falcon."

Shia LaBeouf's 'Peanut Butter Falcon' is a sweet heartwarmer 

The story of two loners pursuing a dream is a modern take on "Huck Finn."
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August 22
Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman in “Angel Has Fallen.”

Mini reviews of 'Angel Has Fallen,' 'One Child Nation' and 'Jay Myself'

Angel Has Fallen ⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for violence and crude language.   This is a freak: an action movie with…
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August 22
Samara Weaving is a hunted bride trying to stay alive in “Ready or Not.”

'Ready or Not,' here comes a slick and sarcastic slasher flick 

The plot borrows heavily from earlier films, but the actors give it their all.
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August 15
Keith L. Williams, Jacob Tremblay and Brady Noon in “Good Boys.”

'Good Boys': Sex, drugs and middle school 

A coming-of-age comedy that hits all the right notes.
August 15
Ell Williams, Viveik Kalra and Aaron Phagura are inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen in “Blinded by the Light.”

'Blinded by the Light' fueled by Springsteen's music 

This tribute to the power of music — specifically, Bruce Springsteen's — is enormous fun.
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August 15
Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Naomi Watts in “Luce.”

Movie reviews in brief: 'Luce,' 'Nightingale'

Luce ⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R for language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use. Theater: Uptown.   Things are never what they…
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August 15
Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) and Leonard (Bill Hader) in “Angry Birds 2.”

Colorful, crazy emotions keep 'Angry Birds' sequel aloft 

It's not all juvenile humor — although there's plenty of that, of course.
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