Film

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Mountain of a Man

Dirtbag tells the true story of the obsessive and difficult mountaineering legend, Fred Beckey.

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Academy Award Nomination Predictions and Dreams

The names we expect to be called at the Oscar nomination announcements (and ones that should be).

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Hope’s Curtain Call

The Final Year takes viewers inside the unsuspecting last days of the Obama administration.

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P.T. Anderson Steps Back From the Void with ‘Phantom Thread’

An exacting performance from Daniel Day-Lewis in this unconventional love story helps the director get back on track.

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‘I, Tonya’ Is Sympathetic, but Tone Deaf

Jeff Gillespie’s treatment just doesn’t take Harding seriously.

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‘Darkest Hour’ Aims for an Oscar, but Misses Badly

Gary Oldman and company don’t do the moment justice.

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Alexander Payne Delivers an Incredible Shrinking Film

With Downsizing, the director continues his exploration of humanity’s foibles in a very different filmic universe.

The Highfalutin’ Fantasy of ‘Call Me by Your Name’

The latest from director James Ivory is a tad pretentious, very smart, and plenty beautiful.

Frances McDormand plays Mildred Hayes in one of the year’s best, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The Movies That Mattered in 2017

Tribalism aside, it was a banner year for film.

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Ferdinand Is Too Big for Its Bullring

The modern take on the classic children’s story fails when stretched to feature length.

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Things Get Messy in ‘On the Beach at Night Alone’

The latest from Hong Sang-soo is engaging, but maybe a little too real.

‘Wonder Wheel’ Needs Room to Breathe

Woody Allen’s latest is filled with dialogue, but what is it really saying?

Where to See ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in Seattle

On screen and stage.

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‘Thelma’ Delivers a Scandinavian Version of the Devil You Know

The latest from Joachim Trier borrows liberally from its inspiration and finds its terror in the smaller moments.

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Falling in Love With ‘Jane’

A fawning documentary gives us an uncritical look at a remarkable icon.

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A Visual Marvel, ‘The Breadwinner’ Is a Little Too Heavy-Handed

The lessons in Cartoon Saloon’s latest are valuable ones, but the story suffers because of them.

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‘Three Billboards’ Dazzles With Dark Comedy and Deft Dialogue

With a well-crafted script and superior performances, the latest from director Martin McDonagh packs a punch.

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‘The Square’ Is Anything But

Funny, satirical, outrageous—director Ruben Östlund creates an arthouse roller-coaster ride.

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                                Josh Gad, left, and Johnny Depp star in Murder on the Orient Express.

Kenneth Branagh Brings Some Fun to ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

A starry cast, old-fashioned screenwriting, and a gigantic mustache make for a satisfying whodunit.

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                                Josh Gad, left, and Johnny Depp star in Murder on the Orient Express.