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April 19
Warner Bros.

'Curse of La Llorona' more silly than scary

Latest entry in the conjuring genre comes up short.
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April 18
Elle Fanning is pop star Violet Valenski in “Teen Spirit.”

Elle Fanning's 'Teen Spirit' sings to the power of pop 

Drama takes a toe-tapping look at stardom.
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April 18
Golshifteh Farahani as Bahar and Emmanuelle Bercot as Mathilde in “Girls of the Sun.”

Mini-reviews of 'Little Woods,' 'Girls of the Sun' and 'Breakthrough'

Girls of the Sun ⋆½ out of four stars Not rated: In English and subtitled French, Kurdish and Arabic. Theater: Edina.   In…
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April 18
Rory Kinnear, center, in “Peterloo.”

British filmmaker Mike Leigh tried to keep politics out of 'Peterloo' – but couldn't

British director Mike Leigh tried to keep contemporary issues out of his 1819 drama. He couldn't.
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April 18
Protesters in northern England demand their voting rights in “Peterloo.” What they got instead was a massacre.Amazon Studios

Don't expect too much too soon from Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' 

This historical epic leads to a big finish, but there's too much talk along the way.
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April 17
"Penguins" focuses on a character introduced as a five-year-old Adélie penguin the filmmakers have named Steve and his family.

If animals could win Oscars, plucky star of 'Penguins' would be a shoo-in 

Nature film features the most engaging appearance by an animal since "Mr. Ed."
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April 16
Josh Lucas, Chrissy Metz and Marcel Ruiz in “Breakthrough.”

'This Is Us' star Chrissy Metz lifts 'Breakthrough' above the faith-based genre's norm 

Moving drama, based on a true story, offers a daring depiction of a complex, flawed, fierce and faithful woman.
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April 11
Aretha Franklin in a scene from the film, "Amazing Grace."

Aretha Franklin's gospel film 'Amazing Grace' finally arrives, and it's as great as you'd expect 

Aretha's soul-stirring film "Amazing Grace" finally lands in theaters, 47 years later.
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April 11
Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman), Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis) and Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana) in “Missing Link.”

Mini reviews of 'Missing Link,' 'Little' and 'The Chaperone'

Missing Link ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: PG for action, peril and mild rude humor.   This tale of people, not-so-mythical beasts and…
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April 11
David Harbour is “Hellboy.”

'Hellboy' reboot is a crazy monster mashup 

This version basks in its chaos.
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April 11
Robert Pattinson in “High Life.”

French director Claire Denis explores morality in outer space 

Murderers confront moral dilemmas in sci-fi "High Life."
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April 4
Zachary Levi as Shazam and Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy in “Shazam!”

DC Comics superhero 'Shazam!' is a bolt of playful fun

Zachary Levi shines as the childlike title character.
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April 4
TARA VIOLET NIAMI • Focus Features Matthias Schoenaerts in a scene from “The Mustang.”

Mini reviews of "The Public," "The Mustang" and "Diane"

The Public ⋆½ out of four stars Rated: PG-13, mature thematic elements, nudity, strong language, drug abuse, a racial epithet and some suggestive material.…
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April 4
Steve Bannon in “The Brink.”

Steve Bannon documentary juxtaposes the man and the myth

Candid documentary explores the political strategist's psyche.
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March 28
When high-flying star Colette Marchant (played by Eva Green) teams up with a baby elephant who can fly, their new act proves a little challenging.

Disney's live-action 'Dumbo' captures original's charms and adds new ones 

Tim Burton's "Dumbo" remake adds dimensions to the beloved cartoon.
March 28
Alexander Skarsgard and Keira Knightley in the film "The Aftermath."

Keira Knightley's 'Aftermath' aims high but ends up low

Intriguing premise disappears inside a posh-looking soap opera.
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March 28
Tao Zhao and Fan Liao in “Ash Is Purest White.” Cohen Media Group

Mini reviews of 'Ash Is Purest White,' 'The Beach Bum' and 'Sorry Angel'

Ash Is Purest White ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Not rated; in subtitled Mandarin. Theater: Edina.   The title of this exquisite Chinese…
March 28
Dev Patel portrays a hotel waiter caught in a crisis in “Hotel Mumbai.” Kerry Monteen • Bleecker Street

'Hotel Mumbai' offers a jarring look at terror

Fact-based "Hotel Mumbai" puts us in the middle of chaos and death.
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March 22

Thriller 'Hummingbird Project' takes flight

Strong casting a big factor in its success.
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March 21
Alice Dwyer is Hanni Lévy in “The Invisibles.”

"The Invisibles" is a true story about hiding in plain sight 

Fact-based WWII drama "The Invisibles" blends real-life interviews with re-enactments.
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