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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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The Angry Birds Movie 2 — A-II (PG)

The Angry Birds Movie 2 — A-II (PG)

| Kurt Jensen | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Much feathery fun is packed into “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” the latest animated installment in the franchise based on the addictive phone app. In fact, in every respect, it’s far superior to, and more intelligent than, the 2016 original.

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Brian Banks — A-III (PG-13)

Brian Banks — A-III (PG-13)

| Kurt Jensen | August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dramas of the falsely accused fighting against a broken legal system are reliably inspiring. With the sports star formula additionally worked in, “Brian Banks” might seem to ace it.

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold — A-II (PG)

Dora and the Lost City of Gold — A-II (PG)

| Joseph McAleer | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Teenage and grown viewers will find much to cheer about in “Dora and the Lost City of Gold.” As for younger fans of its source material, the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series “Dora the Explorer,” however, parents may need to exercise just a bit of caution.

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