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Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, and Lily James star in “The Exception,” a WWII story about a German soldier who must determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland. It is […]

“Step” documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a […]

The new film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow is “Detroit,” set in one of the most tense and violent moments of civil unrest in US history, Detroit in the summer of 1967. The cast includes some of my favorite actors: […]

Oscar-winner Melissa Leo plays atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who infuriated people across America when she successfully sued to stop having religious prayers in public schools. She became a major public figure, often appearing in the media to provoke or debate […]

Kate Mara stars in “Megan Leavey,” based on the true story of a young marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed novel The Secret Scripture is coming to the big screen, starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor (“Sing Street”), and Theo James (the Divergent series). It is the story of a woman who has spent most of […]

Coming this fall from Disney-Pixar, “Coco” is the story of a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who sets off a chain of events relating to a century-old mystery, leading to an extraordinary family reunion. The voices include Benjamin Bratt and Gael […]

The wonderful Bel Powley (“Diary of a Teenage Girl,” “A Royal Night Out”) plays a girl with a high IQ but not much by way of practical or social skills in “Carrie Pilby,” co-starring Gabriel Byrne and Nathan Lane.

Looks like we get a bit of Jack Sparrow’s backstory — and some gorgeous special effects in this last of the Pirates movies — or so they say!

Trey Parker provides the voice of the new bad guy in this third chapter, as Balthazar Bratt, a child star from the 1980s, who hatches a scheme for world domination that must be foiled by Gru (Steve Carell) and Lucy […]