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The Great Wall

Zhang Yimou combines Chinese spectacle with action, a buddy movie and freaky monsters

 

Toni Erdmann

The fractured relationship between a businesswoman and her offbeat dad is the focus of this German dramedy

Bitter Harvest

A melodrama set in 1930s Ukraine combines romance with rebellion

Fist Fight

Richie Keen’s comedy about feuding teachers gets a failing grade

The Red Turtle

A beautifully animated film about a castaway and the new life he creates

Fifty Shades Darker

This adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel is bad enough to enjoy as a trainwreck

John Wick: Chapter 2

There’s a high body count, and some mesmerizing fight choreography in this actioner sequel

I Am Not Your Negro

A new documentary essay from Raoul Peck reinvigorates James Baldwin’s 1960s writing on race relations in America

A Cure for Wellness

This gothic thriller, with a nutty plot and set in a sanitarium, is handsomely produced but far too long

The 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary short films screen

Catch these on the big screen before filling out your ballot

The 2017 Oscar-nominated Live Shorts

Five short films screen theatrically before the Feb. 26 awards show

The LEGO Batman Movie

The film is presented as a parody of superhero movies that plays out a lot like a standard actioner

Julieta

Pedro Almodóvar’s new film recalls Hollywood’s classic women-centered melodramas

Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

The short “Pear Cider and Cigarettes” is a compelling story of one man’s friendship with a troubled soul

The Space Between Us

A preposterously plotted rom com that downplays its more interesting aspects

Film Kitchen monthly films series returns with horror film ‘Don’t Let the Devil In’

The full-length is the latest from micro-budget filmmaker Courtney Fathom Sell

They Call Us Monsters

Provocative documentary from Ben Lear looks at issue of sentencing juvenile offenders

The Comedian

Robert De Niro plays a washed-up comedian in this unfunny outing

Hunter Gatherer

Good performances help ground this bittersweet and slightly off-kilter dramedy

A Dog’s Purpose

This sappy film is an insult to the intelligence of humans, and the fact-based reality of how dogs are

Neruda

The late-1940s travails of the Chilean poet get a fanciful bio-pic treatment

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