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Holiday Movie Preview 2016

WHY HIM?

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Don’t waste your time with this Meet The Parents rip-off more

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HIDDEN FIGURES

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Historical drama about the Black women involved in NASA’s early space projects contains stratospheric acting more

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Directors fawn over the man who captured iconic images of the Beatles, the Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr. more

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But look for a subtle, powerful turn by Viola Davis that almost redeems this symbol-laden film more

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Damien Chazelle infuses the structure of a 50s MGM musical with a nervous energy that’s totally contemporary more

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Unique genre picture takes a rural creeper premise and executes it in an intellectualized, austere fashion more

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Animated musical cleverly riffs on American Idol but becomes too much by the end more

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Film about Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s attempts to revive an old institution is fascinating but flawed more

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Chile’s Oscar entry about the poet/ statesman and the cop tracking him down is equal parts history and imagination more

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Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson's film, cobbled together from images from a decade and a half of her work, is one of the year's best more

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Adaption of Alice Munro stories looks at guilt and personal loss, but what’s up with the ending? more

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

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And it ends on a moment that’s as transcendent as anything in 40 years of the franchise more

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See the north... from the comfort of your own home. more

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Local indie film exudes a YA vibe and even has a club scene shot at Kensington’s Cold Tea more

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True story of a man searching for his childhood Indian village is manipulative and unbalanced but still affecting more

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KERRY HAYES

Among them are a fascinating Jessica Chastain and tons of local actors more

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Sudbury-shot horror movie is no conventional genre film more

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Actor Jay Baruchel and sports journalist Eoin O’Callaghan bond over their love of soccer – and score lots of laughs more

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Kenneth Lonergan’s emotionally charged family saga is one of the best movies of the year more

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Sequel to crude holiday comedy feels forced, but it sure ain’t your typical seasonal schmaltz more

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