Film

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“12 Strong” doesn’t have much to say on its subject, and it chooses to recount its true story without embellishment or serious contemplation of the future.

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“Phantom Thread” is a dark, moving drama peppered with moments of subtle hilarity that ring true of Paul Thomas Anderson’s unorthodox sense of humor.

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“Marie Antoinette” is Coppola’s masterpiece because she manages to operate in two eras at once, a feat that is more complex than pairing incongruent music and images.

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The first “Paddington” was quietly dropped in Jan. 2015, and as an animated film released during the first weeks of the new year, the smart bet was that it was going to be awful.

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Invariably, the veteran actor plays a mild-mannered man who is forced back into a life of violence he tried to leave behind by villains who you won’t care about but who you will cheer to see punched repeatedly in the face.

But in a society like this, where men are still the only people getting nominated for best directors, and women have to constantly fear walking on set, we have to wonder — when the glamorous, artificial veneer of unity in the industry is stripped away, and when the black gowns are put back in designer’s showrooms — when will this issue stop occurring when the cameras are off?

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Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Lies”) is the de facto storyteller for inspirational American tales, ranging from the life of Abraham Lincoln to the European invasion of World War II. “The Post,” his recent recount of the publishing of The Pentagon Papers, is no different.

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“Christmas Inheritance” tries hard to rise to the level of a mediocre romantic comedy but fails.

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Far from conventional, the documentary transmutes a simple biographical tale into a fully immersive and sensory experience.

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But her unique style and unapologetic attitude makes Harding an extremely likeable hero, and we root for her as she ignores convention and proves herself as one of the most technically proficient skaters in the league.