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Movie Review: A Christmas Comedy with a Corpse — “Twas the Night”

There have been other holiday movies to use the title “Twas the Night,” but it’d be hard to name one that was worse. A farce about a family Christmas get together involving hiding a body, the only thing without a … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Encanto” wins a weekend when nobody much went to the movies

“Encanto” earned another $12M, nothing to brag about as it didn’t set the world on fire opening weekend either. “Ghostbusters Afterlife” sagged to $10M. “House of Gucci” went into foreclosure, pulling in a meager $6M. That piece of piffle “Eternals” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Footballers stage a strike before “National Champions” can be crowned

Events surrounding college athletics and the idea of compensating “student athletes” have shifted so quickly that it’s a little surprising that a motion picture — which takes a few years to gestate, finance, cast and produce — could keep up … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Gay, back home in New Hampshire and “Single all the Way”

So I guess this year’s gay Christmas rom-com doesn’t have Kristen Stewart in it? “Single All the Way” is a “Home for the Holidays” rom-com that’s “rom” enough, but entirely too safe to be anything other than Hallmark Channel fodder … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Mexican-Punjabi crime alliance entangles “The Scrapper”

Here’s a peek into a world few Americans knew existed, a thriller built out of the cultural connection between two immigrant communities bonded by the racism each faced because “we were all brown.” Writer/director/star Bari Kang‘s “The Scrapper” envisions a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sexy Seydoux plays the news anchor who transfixes “France”

“France” is an eye-popping star turn by Léa Seydoux in search of a more coherent and pointed satire than the movie surrounding her. Seydoux, one-time “Bond Girl,” much-honored co-star of “Midnight in Paris,” “”Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “The French … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Margrete: Queen of the North” struggles to keep Norway, Denmark and Sweden United

This glossy 15th century period piece is about the intrigues surrounding the Kalmar Union, and the woman trying to hold it together. “Margrete” opens Dec. 17.

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Movie Preview: “Death to Metal”

This lowdown and dirty thriller opens Dec. 7.

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Netflixable? Adorable “Mixtape” lets tweens discover ’80s pop and punk

There are several moments when “Mixtape,” a sentimental learn-about-my-parents-through-their-music dramedy, teeters on the edge of tumbling into maudlin. Every movie with “so cute you want to pinch its cheeks” in its DNA runs that risk. But then a song comes … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Christmas comes to Britannia, one last “Silent Night”

Here’s a warm, cuddly comedy about family and Christmas, fellowship and food and presents and oh — a planetary apocalypse. There are no spoiler alerts in play with “Silent Night,” a darker-than-dark romp pitched as “apocalyptic” and which starts out … Continue reading

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