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You would be hard-pressed to find a lazier movie encompassing this caliber of stars. “Shotgun Wedding” briefly resuscitates the tropical action-adventure romance sub-genre before ensuring it will be decades before we see it again. You’d have to go back to 1997’s “Six Days Seven Nights” to fi…

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Packaged and sold as a thriller, the directorial debut of Mary Nighy might push the limits on genre classification. An exercise in minimalism, “Alice, Darling” is a quiet, reflective film about a woman tortured psychologically and emotionally in her relationship.

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Remakes of successful foreign films are always suspect. On the one hand, is it just Hollywood trying to cash in from another countries box office? Or is it an honest opportunity to bring a touching and entertaining story to an even larger audience? Marc Forster (“The Kite Runner,” “Quantum o…

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Roger Deakins’s stunning images, Trent Reznor’s and Atticus Ross moving score, before the opening title, “Empire of Light,” carries as impressive weight. Director Sam Mendes follows up his award-winning “1917” with a softer drama. 2022 continues to be the year of movies about movies, and Men…

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The growing trend of high profile directors turning their personal stories into movies continues with one of the most celebrated men in film. Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” is a blend of fact and fiction, exploring how he came to live and breathe cinema.

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Between Benoit Blanc and Hercule Poirot, the whodunnit genre is having an influx of sequels. Here’s the thing, from true crime thrillers to murder mysteries, less has almost always proved to be more. Kenneth Branagh’s forgettable “Murder on the Nile” earlier this year was the epitome of over…

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Two Time Oscar-winning Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s latest film is a bit of inside baseball for cinephiles. Meaning it’s not a film you can plop anyone in front of and enjoy. Iñárritu follows the auteur trend of creating a film that reflects his own life and uses fictionalized elements t…

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The film’s opening scene looks and feels like actress Cate Blanchett sitting down for an interview about her work. The two-time Oscar-winning actress has been doing lots of interviews for this film, which could land her a third Academy Award. Writer/director Todd Field blends the reality of …

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Director Michael Grandage’s interpretation of Bethan Roberts’s “My Policeman” is an old fashion “looking back” film. Reminiscent of those stories within story structures prevalent in the ’90s like “Bridges of Madison County,” “The Notebook,” etc. The script sticks to the romance element of t…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Vickie Stockfleth Haines, Megan Martin Tackett, Steve Gionet, Christopher Pleasant Sr., The Rev. Bryon E. Williams Sr. and Joey Collier.

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“The Good Nurse” is a horror movie for adults who don’t like horror movies. With Netflix’s “Dahmer” dominating the streaming service and Halloween around the corner, “The Good Nurse” benefits on both fronts. While not entirely classified as a horror film, the shocking true story will always …

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French director Claire Denis is leaning increasingly toward English language films. Typically known for her French language submissions that make a splashs at Cannes or international film festivals, Denis is not what you would call a mainstream filmmaker. Her intimate films always explore hu…

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On the poster you will see former action star Antonio Banderas (“The Mask of Zorro,” “Pain & Glory”) holding a gun with a menacing look, and a vintage muscle car at the bottom. The trailer will show you flashes of violence, sex, drugs and all the stereotypes of a modern-day Miami mob film.