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Not all coming of age stories are about the young. “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” won’t be a film for everyone. However, director Sophie Hyde and writer Katy Brand have found a small slice of originality in this conversation piece that gets frank about sexuality, maturity and self-worth.

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With “Top Gun: Maverick” flying high at the box office, it’s casting a large shadow on any new release daring to debut in the sequel’s second week. “Watcher” is a small film from IFC’s horror movie division, directed by new filmmaker Chloe Okuno.

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The opening credits and music are identical to the 1986 film by Tony Scott. If you take nostalgia out of the equation, the original film had some of the worst acting, editing and cinematography around. Looking back at the Navy propaganda flick feels more like watching a video game than a fea…

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Montana is the new hot spot for Hollywood. With handfuls of television series, mini series and feature films being shot in Big Sky Country, independent films have long been a fan of the tax cut film friendly state. “Montana Story” made its world premiere at TIFF last September. The team behi…

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Unfortunately, “Firebird” ignores the breakthroughs made by Oscar-winning films like “Moonlight” or “Call Me By Your Name,” and returns to the cliché-ridden LGBTQ films of the ‘90s. Inspired by the true story of Soviet solider Sergey Fduring, who enlisted in the ’70s, and based on his memoir…

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A trip through director Robert Eggers’ filmography will be most useful for those experiencing his work for the first time. A word to the wise — marketing Eggers films to mainstream audiences is tricky, so his trailers are cut to sell you something you think you are familiar with.

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Michael Bay’s association with film has come to mean a very specific product over the years. The ambitious director has given us movies like “Transformers” 1 through 5, “Bad Boys” 1 and 2, and “Armageddon.” Under Bay’s direction everything is cranked up beyond acceptable levels, overblown an…

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Marketing might make “The Outfit” look like a Guy Ritchie film, but subtlety is the fashion trend here. Directed and co-written by Graham Moore, the “Imitation Game” writer/producer takes the reins of his first feature film. His directing style is steady and focused, slowly unveiling a mob m…

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Australian actor-turned-director Anthony Hayes has created a pocket-style thriller that features three actors, a speedy running time and little dialogue. Ultimately about the downfall of greed, “Gold” has Zac Efron in the leading role, uncomfortable and dirty as the essence of his performance.

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“The Batman” lurks around the corner for next week, and awards season is in full swing this weekend as The Screen Actors Guild Awards begin the road to the Oscars — meaning it’s mostly crickets at the box office.