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  • The Magic of Belle Isle (PG)

    A bitter, alcoholic novelist (Morgan Freeman) moves into a lakeside cabin to crank out a long-delayed western but spends most of his time bonding with the woman next door (Virginia Madsen) and her three daughters. more...
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  • Wonder
  • Wonder (PG)

    August Pullman, the ten-year-old boy at the center of Stephen Chbosky's Wonder, is severely deformed: the bridge of his nose reaches to his forehead in a straight line, the corners of his eyes are pulled down in a perpetual sob, his cheeks are traced by scars, and withered ears peek out from under his long hair. more...
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  • Bitch
  • Bitch (NR)

    Marianna Palka wrote, directed, and plays the title role in this horror satire about a selfish suburban family whose stay-at-home mom begins to take on the characteristics of a stray dog in the neighborhood, barking, growling, and leaving feces around the house. more...
  • Most Beautiful Island
  • Most Beautiful Island (NR)

    In this uneven psychological drama from first-time writer-director Ana Asensio, an undocumented Spanish immigrant (Asensio) struggling to make her rent in New York City takes a high-paying job to "look pretty" at a party that turns out to be a sinister underground game for the city's haut monde. more...
  • Thank You for Your Service
  • Thank You for Your Service (R)

    n a year of sorry national spectacles, none seems more bitter or pointless than the feud that broke out last month between the Trump administration and the family of Sergeant La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger during an ambush by Islamist militants. more...
  • BPM (Beats Per Minute)
  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) (NR)

    The confrontational tactics of ACT UP Paris in the 1990s offer lessons for today's nonviolent protesters and human rights strategists, though politics never eclipses eros in this vibrant French drama about love at the height of the AIDS pandemic. more...
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  • The Journey (PG-13)

    Nick Hamm's historical fantasy is based on a real-life incident that took place near the end of the decades-long civil conflict between Catholic nationalists and Protestant unionists in Northern Ireland. more...
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    xXx: Return of Xander Cage 3D (PG-13)

    Vin Diesel starred in the hit actioner xXx (2002), then lost out to Ice Cube for the sequel, xXx: State of the Union (2005); this delayed third installment returns the focus to Diesel as the title character, a reluctant U.S. spy who'd rather be skiing through the jungle or skateboarding off a cliff. more...
  • Manlife: The Last of the Lawsonians
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    Manlife: The Last of the Lawsonians

    If you haven't heard of Lawsonomy, a "philosophy of life" created by aircraft pioneer and professional baseball player Alfred Lawson in the late 1920s, that's because the government doesn't want you to know—according to Merle Hayden, the winsome 90-year-old subject of this documentary. more...
  • Brimstone & Glory
  • Brimstone & Glory

    This lively, colorful documentary surveys the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, a town supported by fireworks manufacturing and highly attuned to the power and danger of flame. more...
  • After Louie
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    After Louie

    This debut feature from longtime gay-rights activist Vincent Gagliostro, about a middle-aged New York artist (Alan Cumming) making a film about the ACT UP generation and a close friend who died of AIDS, is a valuable meditation on generational differences, particularly between gay men who lived through the worst years of the AIDS crisis and those who came of age afterward. more...
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  • Weather House
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    Weather House

    This English-language German art movie is an absurdist drama in the Samuel Beckett tradition, featuring sparse dialogue and settings and a tone at once wry and apocalyptic. more...
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