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REVIEW: ‘The Sisters Brothers’ is a Western Unlike Any You Have Ever Seen

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The first English-language film from French director Jacques Audiard, ‘The Sisters Brothers’ is a unique deconstructionist western that satisfyingly defies category. While its varying tone may be jarring to some viewers, the compelling story, fleshed-out characters and attention to detail

Review: Hidden Figures (2016)

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Hidden Figures is the long overdue true story of how a group of African-American women helped NASA in the early days of this nation’s space program.

Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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Norwegian director André Øvredal (Trollhunter) greatly impresses with his first foray into the horror genre, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a tense and atmospheric film set within the confines of a family-owned funeral home in Virginia.

Review: Evolution (2016)

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Writer/director Lucile Hadžihalilović presents this dreamlike film that is equal parts H.P. Lovecraft meets Dario Argento following the life of a young boy living on an island populated only by other young boys and their otherworldly mothers.

Review: The Arbalest (2016)

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A despondent toy inventor recalls the story of his life and love in this odd black comedy from the writer of 2007’s Blood Car.

Review: SiREN (2016)

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SiREN (2016) is a spin-off feature-length film based on a short from the 2012 horror anthology V/H/S. It’s a rare commodity among low-budget direct-to-DVD/VOD films; a low budget horror film that is actually entertaining to watch, if not a bit

Review: Assassin’s Creed (2016)

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An all star cast top-lined by Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, and Marion Cotillard definitively prove that video game to movie adaptations need a hard reset.

Review: Passengers (2016)

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in this schizophrenic blender ride of The Shining in space meets Fear by way of a romantic comedy; a ride that just doesn’t really land at all.

Review: La La Land (2016)

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Writer/director Damien Chazelle follows up 2014’s tour de force drama Whiplash with La La Land, a contemporary version of the big screen musicals of the 1950’s and 1960’s which may be the best film of 2016.

Review: Collateral Beauty (2016)

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Will Smith makes his yearly play for an Oscar in this Christmas film about how badly a father’s grief can inconvenience his co-workers.

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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This is the Star Wars prequel you’ve been looking for.

Review: Office Christmas Party (2016)

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TJ Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and Olivia Munn headline this irreverent and raunchy Christmas comedy that works as hard as it parties at bringing out the laughs

Review: Man Down (2016)

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Post traumatic stress syndrome is a very real affliction affecting servicemen and woman in the United States. Films like Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper and Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fouth of July have heavily touched on this topic – even

Review: Moana (2016)

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho headline Disney’s latest animated feature, Moana, one of the year’s most original and charming films.

Review: Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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Writer/director Tom Ford spins an ambitious tale of existential ennui and vengeance in his excellent follow-up to 2009’s A Single Man.

Review: Suicide Squad: Extended Cut (2016)

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When Suicide Squad hit movie screens earlier this year at the tail end of the summer movie season; expectations were high. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice had been a massive critical disappointment and, aside from kudos for the respective