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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is probably like…the ninth best Harry Potter film. That’s not to say it isn’t good; it’s actually a lot of fun and maintains the spirit of the original series, but it feels uneven at times and unmotivated at others.

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[Rating: Rock fist WAY up] Language is a funny thing. Being able to truly establish a benchmark for clear and concise communication is key to building a healthy relationship based on mutual respect and trust. Arrival, the latest treat from director Denis Villeneuve, is a near-masterpiece of thought-provoking sci-fi that explores the dangerous line humanity [...]

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Let’s be clear: There is enough remarkable footage of hot magma bursts and erupting volcanoes to make any straight-up nature documentary jealous. But Herzog’s interests are cultural.

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Doctor Strange is another home run for Marvel and one of the most visually dazzling movies of 2016.

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Being a raunchy Christmas movie, the obvious comparison Uncle Nick will get is to Bad Santa.

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is as safe as mainstream entertainment gets, but it succeeds in that modest goal and is a welcome respite from the world-destroying robots, disaster films, and apocalypses of late.

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Animated film ‘Miss Hokusai’ is a contemplative, rather Zen experience.

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Based on Fredrik Backman’s novel of the same name, A Man Called Ove is the story of a man who might just as easily have fallen between life’s cracks were it not for the compassion of strangers willing to take a chance on the guy.

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] I had high hopes for The Late Bloomer. It’s a story with a unique spin on the whole horny-teen sex comedy genre. That formula is pretty simple: Teens in high school want to have sex and high jinx ensue trying to make that a reality. This, however, is about a [...]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a fascinating story that seems to waste far too much time explaining what the hell is going on.

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The Magnificent Seven is flawed and full of cliches but the cast is fun enough to make it an enjoyable trip to the wild, wild west.

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Blair Witch is pretty much a roided up remake of the original, except it’s not scary.

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Sully is good, just not great. But thanks to another fantastic performance from Tom Hanks, it’s a promising start to awards season.

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‘Southside With You’ is an engaging, interesting peek into the lives of two influential people, played by a couple of actors who do a superb job slipping into characters much of the world knows quite well.

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But from its nerve-racking opening, through a series of darkly comedic bank heists, and all the way to its quiet climax, Hell Or High Water is a tightly constructed film that smartly tweaks Western tropes while leaving viewers exhilarated.

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