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

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Strong documentary focuses on the stories corporate media ignore and the indie journalists filling in the blanks 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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Sequel to crude holiday comedy feels forced, but it sure ain’t your typical seasonal schmaltz more

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ALLIED

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Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are fine, but they can’t generate much heat against green-screen backdrops more

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Brian Cox has a gas as a famous actor dealing with his final act more

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Murray Close

But Hailee Steinfeld is terrific as a hyper-articulate suburban junior whose life is falling apart more

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Gorgeously animated feels like a kid-friendly narrative about popping ecstasy more

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Well-made war story Hacksaw Ridge underplays its faith-based aspects more

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Staged scenes and feel-good beats mar an otherwise inspiring story about determination and spirit more

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Doc about Iggy Pop and the Stooges’ influential act is overstuffed but entertaining more

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BEATRIZ LEFEVRE

What starts out like a formula teacher-motivates-tough-students pic soars to surprising heights more

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