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Despite the presence of several fun new characters, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is a low point in J.K. Rowling’s ever-expanding Wizarding World franchise.

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‘Instant Family,’ written and directed by Sean Anders, is full of movie tropes I hate, but the thread of truth in the movie makes it a bit more entertaining.

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‘A Private War’ successfully details the human cost of conflict on those that engage in it, but also amongst those along the fringes.

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The charm and power in Boy Erased, written and directed by Joel Edgerton and based on Garrard Conley’s memoir, comes from the hesitations. The movie shows the tentativeness and caution it takes to reach for human connection when your culture tell you it’s sick, and the bravery it takes to hope for reciprocity in those moments – whether romantic or otherwise.

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‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ offers mixed results and showcases more touching view of Lisbeth Salander and her dark and complex past.

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Another adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic ‘The Grinch’ fails to warm up the holidays for the family, opting instead to coast on the good nature of its fan base.

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A micro-exploration of a family’s disintegration, Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ is a study in love, regret, and the all-too-rapid advance from adolescence into adulthood. It also gets the dreaded Swiss Fist rating: complete neutrality.

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New for the holidays, ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is another Disney live-action movie that’s a hollow shell of something better to be told.

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Suspiria 2018 retains all of the flaws of the original with none of the charm.

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Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

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In ‘Await Further Instructions’ a family is terrorized by an outside force preventing them from escaping their holiday festivities but driving them to confront their inner demons.

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After escaping a set-up, a dying hitman and a teenage prostitute hideout in Galveston, where they plan their next step.

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A woman’s unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.”

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The new Halloween was never going to live up to the legacy of its predecessor. But it does evoke the original and take into consideration how audiences have changed since then, which is a minor miracle, I suppose, and it is light years better than the nine films in between.

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A prescient social comedy, The Oath takes a look at the effects hardcore political divisions have on relationships and family.

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