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April 27

Finely nuanced comic-drama 'Norman' shifts into high Gere 

REVIEW: "Norman," starring Richard Gere, is an unquestionably wonderful film braided together from many tones and moods.
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April 27

Romanian drama 'Graduation' studies some weighty issues 

REVIEW: While it is shot in near-documentary form amid authentically grim locales, the movie is an exquisitely plotted, jarringly presented moral puzzle.
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April 20

Christian Bale's 'The Promise' lives up to its impressive commitment 

REVIEW: The historical drama is rich with contemporary relevance.
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April 20

Talented goofballs in 'Free Fire' take aim at lunacy 

REVIEW: The over-the-top caper movie mixes bloodshed and blockheads.
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April 20

Charlie Hunnam's 'Lost City of Z' is a terrific find 

REVIEW: The true-life adventure about a daring explorer is worth seeking out.
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April 13

Mini reviews: 'Gifted' oozes empathy; 'After the Storm' lacks it entirely

After the Storm ★★ out of 4 stars Rated: Not rated. Subtitled. Theater: Lagoon. The Japanese drama “After the Storm” has been described…
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April 13

'Fast' fans get more of the same with 'Fate of the Furious' 

REVIEW: The eighth movie in the series is just like the previous seven — meaning fans will love it.
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April 13

Scottish golf drama is par for the course 

REVIEW: By-the-book biopic is solid but hardly electrifying.
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April 13

Anne Hathaway's 'Colossal' is a giant success 

REVIEW: The new action-comedy turns monster movies inside out.
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April 11

Chris Evans sheds superhero image for feel-good power of 'Gifted' 

REVIEW: "Gifted" is a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that's all you need as long as its heart is true.
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April 6

'Smurfs: Lost Village' never finds its objective 

REVIEW: This "Smurfs'' movie finally attempts to address its lack of female empowerment. Sadly, it's wasted on a film that isn't well written, imaginative or memorable.
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March 30

Scarlett Johansson's remake doesn't have a 'Ghost' of a chance of matching original 

REVIEW: The new live-action version of "Ghost in the Shell" doesn't live up to its acclaimed animated predecessor.
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March 30

Alec Baldwin's 'Boss Baby' never grows into its potential 

REVIEW: A promising premise loses its way amid a flood of distractions.
March 30

'Zookeeper's Wife' is awash in tension and inspiration 

REVIEW: The true story salutes a Polish couple who risked death to hide Jews during World War II.
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March 23

Mini reviews of 'Raw,' 'Power Rangers' and 'Personal Shopper'

Raw ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for aberrant behavior, bloody and grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug use/partying. In subtitled…
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March 23

Like doofus hero Woody Harrelson, Minnesota-shot 'Wilson' is oddly lovable 

REVIEW: "Wilson," starring Woody Harrelson, is a peculiar delight that's full of brilliant lines, astute observations and aptly chosen locations around the Twin Cities.
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March 23

Documentary salutes the country's best color guards 

David Byrne's dazzling "Contemporary Color" captures color guard shows and the hard prep that created them.
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March 23

We know the end of 'Life' from the start 

REVIEW: The sci-fi flick follows a familiar path but still holds impressive shocks.
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March 23

'Song to Song' is a haunting melody of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll 

REVIEW: Typical of Terrence Malick's work, "Song to Song" is both moving and confusing.
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March 16

Disney's live-action 'Beauty and the Beast' is more like belle of the blah 

REVIEW: As if to amp up the animated film's handsome design, the live-action film's photorealist computer imagery is a surreal swirl of rococo detail. More of that attention should have been directed to the acting.
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