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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood — A-II (PG)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last year, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” — filmmaker Morgan Neville’s documentary about iconic public television children’s show host Fred Rogers (1928-2003) — achieved both critical acclaim and remarkable success at the box office.

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Frozen II — A-II (PG)

Frozen II — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Both the filmmakers and the central voice cast of the much-loved 2013 original are reunited in “Frozen II” (Disney). They deliver an exuberant animated musical adventure that’s suitable for a wide demographic.

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Ford v Ferrari — A-III (PG-13)

Ford v Ferrari — A-III (PG-13)

| Kurt Jensen | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Ford v Ferrari” (Fox) revels in its 1960s gender stereotypes, evoking a “Great Man” age of auto racers in which the men were men and the women glad of it.

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Doctor Sleep — L (R)

Doctor Sleep — L (R)

| John Mulderig | November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

In crafting the horror sequel “Doctor Sleep” (Warner Bros.), which follows up on the events recounted in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film, “The Shining” — based, like its successor, on a novel by Stephen King — writer-director Mike Flanagan takes his time and effectively builds up a macabre mood.

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Last Christmas — L (PG-13)

Last Christmas — L (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The holiday-themed blend of romantic comedy and drama “Last Christmas” is both awkward in execution and problematic in content. So viewers committed to scriptural values should approach it with caution.

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Midway — A-III (PG-13)

Midway — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s all hands on deck in the vivid fact-based naval epic “Midway.” In fact, the cast of this historical drama is so crowded that viewers might feel the occasional roll call was in order.

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By the Grace of God — L (NR)

By the Grace of God — L (NR)

| John Mulderig | October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the hard-hitting drama “By the Grace of God,” similarly founded on real events (as was “Spotlight”), the scene shifts to Lyon, France, and the focus is on a group of survivors rather than journalists.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil — A-II (PG)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The moral probing and feminist revisionism that characterized its 2014 predecessor are mostly absent from the routine follow-up “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” So much so, that ethical straightforwardness makes its title seem somewhat misleading.

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The Addams Family — A-II (PG)

The Addams Family — A-II (PG)

| Joseph McAleer | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Those creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky characters from the imagination of Charles Addams receive the big-screen animated treatment in “The Addams Family.”

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Joker — L (R)

Joker — L (R)

| Kurt Jensen | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Origin stories of Batman villains don’t get any darker than “Joker.”

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Abominable — A-I (PG)

Abominable — A-I (PG)

| Joseph McAleer | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Adorable” has a new synonym: “Abominable,” a charming animated film which transforms the dreaded Yeti monster — the legendary abominable snowman — into a lovable furball.

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Downton Abbey —  A-III (PG)

Downton Abbey — A-III (PG)

| September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Those who’ve been yearning for a fix of interwar elegance ever since the popular ITV and PBS television series “Downton Abbey” went off the air in 2015 can rejoice.

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