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October 13

'Manolo' biopic is shallow but flattering

Look at shoe designer Manolo Blahnik only scratches the surface.
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October 12

Reviewed in brief: 'The Foreigner,' 'Happy Death Day'

The Foreigner ⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R, violence, language and some sexual material.   Legendary action star and martial arts maestro Jackie…
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October 12

'Marshall' offers convincing testimony about a future Supreme Court justice

Courtroom drama about a young Thurgood Marshall is entertaining and thought-provoking.
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October 12

Liam Neeson's Watergate drama is factual but impassive

In recalling Deep Throat, "Mark Felt" overlooks human element.
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October 12

Don't confuse provocative 'Wonder Women' with the summer blockbuster

Kinky superhero origin story is strictly for adults.
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October 5

Rebooted 'Blade Runner' lives up to ultra-high expectations 

REVIEW: It took 35 years, but the rebooted "Blade Runner 2049" lives up its ultra-high expectations.
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October 5

'My Little Pony' goes retro

Back in the saddle The My Little Pony brand has been popular since the 1980s. Fittingly, “My Little Pony: The Movie” (⋆½ out of four…
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October 5

Norwegian biopic 'The King's Choice' is an intriguing selection 

REVIEW: Historic drama takes new look at German occupation of Norway.
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October 5

Precitability dooms Kate Winslet-Idris Elba survial tale 'Mountain Between Us' 

REVIEW: The bond that forms between mismatched plane crash survivors surprises only them.
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October 5

'Lucky' is a charmed and charming tribute to Harry Dean Stanton 

REVIEW: Harry Dean Stanton shines in a story about a loner who learns he's not alone.
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September 29

Tom Cruise is at his best in 'American Made,' an exquisite romp 

REVIEW: Tom Cruise shines in this satiric adventure about a real-life antihero.
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September 28

Reviewed in brief: 'Dolores,' Year By the Sea'

Dolores ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: Unrated; in English and subtitled Spanish. Theater: Lagoon.   It’s tempting to frame the career of social…
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September 28

Kirsten Dunst's moody 'Woodshock' would benefit from less mood, more plot 

REVIEW: Impressive Hollywood connection for sisters of Rodarte isn't enough to save this quirky thriller.
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September 28

Judi Dench's 'Victoria' is a royal delight 

REVIEW: Judi Dench is laser-sharp in this "mostly" true tale of the queen's final years.
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September 28

Emma Stone-Steve Carell film 'Battle of the Sexes' is a winner 

REVIEW: Story of legendary tennis match sends everyone home happy.
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September 22

'Friend Request' doesn't ask you to take it seriously

Horror flick is throwback to B-movies.
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September 21

Mini reviews of 'California Typewriter,' 'The Lego Ninjago Movie' and 'Two Trains Runnin'

California Typewriter ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: Unrated by MPAA. Theater: Edina.   Documentarian Doug Nichol’s debut full-length film celebrates the surprising staying…
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September 21

Jake Gyllenhaal makes terrorism personal with a stirring star turn in 'Stronger' 

REVIEW: The Boston Marathon bombing story has a harrowing arc.
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September 21

'Kingsman' sequel turns into a reign of boredom 

REVIEW: Too long and poorly executed, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" tests viewers' patience.
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September 21

Superb Ben Stiller channels his inner adult in a subtle study of midlife crisis 

REVIEW: In "Brad's Status," Ben Stiller sheds his goofy persona for a moving portrait of angst.
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