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Elle

Paul Verhoeven’s film about a woman seeking her rapist is a real showcase for Isabelle Huppert

 

Silence

Martin Scorsese’s slow-motion epic is an exploration of faith that is of interest, but not particularly entertaining

The Founder

This origin story of McDonald’s shifts from cheery to darker

Live By Night

A rather dull foray into the gangster days of the Florida Gulf Coast during Prohibition

Paterson

Jim Jarmusch’s film is a celebration of “everyday poetry,” and those who take the time to find it

20th Century Women

A warm, wise and funny movie about the million messy ways people support each other

Borgen

Take a break from American politics and immerse yourself in … Danish politics

Hidden Figures

A formulaic but feel-good tale of science, determination and overcoming obstacles for three black women in the 1960s space race

A Monster Calls

J.A. Bayona’s hybrid of fantastical fairy tale and coming-of-age drama has trouble combining its disparate elements

Film Kitchen: The monthly film and video series for local and independent artists

An unusual, semi-cinematic performance highlights this edition

Fences

Director and star Denzel Washington does justice to August Wilson’s play

Passengers

Morten Tyldum’s film is a mish-mash of genres and premised on a creepy plot point

Assassin’s Creed

Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of the video games wastes a lot of good actors on nonsense

Why Him?

John Hamburg’s R-rated comedy shuffles out a tired premise and hangs it with a slew of witless gags

Jackie

Pablo Larrain’s bio-pic recounts the public and private experiences of Jackie Kennedy after her husband’s assassination

La La Land

The self-consciously old-fashioned musical rom-com aims to entertain and seduce

Collateral Beauty

Even big stars can’t save this feel-good movie with a misguided plot

Lion

Dev Patel stars in this gentle testament to the power of memory and the lure of home

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