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Moonlight

Moonlight

| John Mulderig | February 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Considered as an exploration of the African-American experience in contemporary society, writer-director Barry Jenkins’ powerfully understated drama “Moonlight” (A24) makes a compelling statement.

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The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie

| February 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

In 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” Will Arnett voiced an amusingly self-absorbed version of Gotham City’s Dark Knight. With the entertaining spinoff “The Lego Batman Movie,” Arnett’s character, together with his inflated ego, takes center stage.

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La La Land

La La Land

| Joseph McAleer | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though it’s set in present-day Los Angeles, the comedy-drama “La La Land” takes a spirited stab at reviving the musicals of Hollywood’s golden age.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

| John Mulderig | December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

With “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” last year’s promising reignition of the iconic franchise, “The Force Awakens,” gains a worthy — and equally family-friendly — companion.

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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

| Joseph McAleer | November 3, 2016 | 4 Comments

In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his disciples, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
That statement is vividly realized in “Hacksaw Ridge,” which recounts the extraordinary heroism of Army medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) during the Battle of Okinawa in the closing days of World War II.

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Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

| John Mulderig | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

As directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, this first big-screen adventure for the Marvel Comics superhero who debuted in print back in 1963 showcases a surfeit of magical nonsense and New Age rigmarole concerning spell-casting, astral bodies and the like. Accordingly, it’s not at all suitable fare for impressionable youngsters.

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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

| John Mulderig | May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Newcomers to the Marvel Comics universe may find themselves bewildered by the turbulent adventure “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

| John Mulderig | April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The seemingly ever-expanding media universe centered on Marvel Comics spawns yet another property with the arrival of the so-so sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

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