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  • Five Feet Apart
  • Five Feet Apart (PG-13)

    Clearly inspired by The Fault in Our Stars and the late Claire Wineland’s YouTube videos, this romantic drama revolves around two 17-year-olds with cystic fibrosis. more...
  • Fighting with My Family
  • Fighting with My Family (PG-13)

    Stephen Merchant, cocreator of the BBC series The Office, wrote and directed this comic docudrama about WWE fighter Paige (nee Saraya Knight), who rose to international prominence on the pro wrestling circuit when she was in her late teens. more...
  • First Love (NR)

    Takashi Miike directed this Japanese/UK crime comedy about a boxer who unexpectedly loses a fight and the hectic night that follows, involving the yakuza, drugs, and a escort. more...
  • The Farewell
  • The Farewell (PG)

    Another one of those self-satisfied low-budget dramas that feel like a standard-issue TV pilot, this vehicle for Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina delivers trite if inoffensive observations about a range of familiar subjects (family, tradition, assimilation), employing a bland “grown-up” aesthetic that never attempts to elicit any subtext from the material. more...
  • First Man
  • First Man (PG-13)

    Damien Chazelle is an enthusiastic, visually expressive filmmaker with practically nothing of interest to say about the human experience—his characterizations are at once trite and overstated. more...
  • Free Solo
  • Free Solo (PG-13)

    This awe-inspiring National Geographic documentary is as much a celebration of U.S. parks and wilderness as it is a record of one of the most audacious feats in the history of mountaineering: Alex Honnold's 2017 ascent of Yosemite's 3,000-foot-high El Capitan without ropes or backup in under four hours. more...
  • The 15:17 to Paris
  • The 15:17 to Paris (PG-13)

    I never expected to be reminded of French master Eric Rohmer while watching a film by Clint Eastwood, but The 15:17 to Paris shows that the 87-year-old director is still capable of surprises. more...
  • Fifty Shades Freed
  • Fifty Shades Freed (R)

    The final installment in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy proves that the series' BDSM-flavored sex scenes have always been the icing on the cake, a fluffy confection of wish fulfillment. more...