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February 20
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.
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February 20
Vasilisa Perelygina and Viktoria Miroshnichenko in “Beanpole.”

'Beanpole' plumbs the endless trauma of war 

"Beanpole" explores the trauma of war in post-WWII Leningrad through the eyes of two women.
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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 20
Adele Haenel and Noemie Merlant in “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”

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

The slow-burn romance is finally here, and it's fantastic.
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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 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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February 6
Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Margot Robbie, Ella Jay Basco and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in “Birds of Prey.”

Margot Robbie shines as a lovable psychopath in 'Birds of Prey' 

Harley Quinn and her girl gang are lovable psychopaths in "Birds of Prey."
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January 30
Blake Lively stars in “The Rhythm Section.”

Offbeat 'Rhythm Section' brings new energy to spy-action genre 

Star Blake Lively provides a fresh cadence to the offbeat film.
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January 30
"Hair Love"

The 10 animated and live-action short Oscar films are all worth seeing

The five nominees for the animated short prize are especially strong, with three of them directed by women.
January 30
Mikhail Khodorkovsky is “Citizen K.”

'Citizen K' tells story of an oligarch turned dissident 

"Citizen K" presents a fascinating portrait of Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
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January 24
Colin Farrell and Charlie Hunnam check out the contents of a trunk in “The Gentlemen.” Spoiler alert: It’s a person.

Guy Ritchie's new gangster movie 'Gentlemen' doesn't feel all that new 

Guy Ritchie's violent, profane crime caper boasts a snappy cast with Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant but the same old story.
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January 23
Samuel L. Jackson and Sebastian Stan in “The Last Full Measure.”

'Last Full Measure' reveals the shame and trauma vets battle 

Star-studded cast elevates war drama "The Last Full Measure."
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January 23
Alfre Woodard in “Clemency.”

'Clemency' explores harsh realities of capital punishment 

"Clemency" highlights the issue from the vantage point of a prison warden.
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January 16
Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) and parrot Polynesia (voice of Emma Thompson) in “Dolittle.”

Do little? They could not have done less in cursed 'Dolittle' 

Refusing to learn from the past some five decades later, Universal is condemned to repeat it.
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January 16
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in "Bad Boys for Life."

Formulaic-but-fun 'Bad Boys' sequel entertains 

It's the third go-round for buddy cops Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Spoiler alert: They're still breaking all the rules.
January 16
“Les Miserables,” from France, has earned an Oscar nod.

Revolution in modern-day Paris punctuates 'Les Miserables' 

Injustice still stalks the poor of Paris.
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