Film

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‘Return of Xander Cage’ doesn’t care about being a good movie.

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After fifteen years, M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) has returned to top form. His newest film, “Split,” is an exercise in the construction of atmosphere with which the director, who has spent much of the last decade and a half in the cinematic doghouse, once made his name.

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It’s impossible not to think of the refugees, only miles from this sheltered adolescent.

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‘Hidden Figures’ understands that what goes unsaid is often what says it all.

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It’s not bad, but it’s certainly not good either.

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‘Monster Trucks’ is not a good or even decent movie; it’s bad, but for a movie that even its distributor expected to be a historic bomb, it’s bearably bad.

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Ideas of faith and sacrifice are the focal point of ‘Silence,’ and answers do not come easily.

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It’s not really a motive, but it’s an excuse for Affleck to have a lot of fun behind and in front of the camera.

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The film, overstuffed with both platitudes and extraneous thematic vehicles becomes something of a mockery of its central idea.

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Much like “La La Land,” “Swing Time” is interested in the way art, especially film and dance, shape our understanding of the world.