Film

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“Black Mass” will mark the first time in probably a decade since Johnny Depp did not play “Johnny Depp.”

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The characters are parodies and real people all at the same time, masterfully assembled. They’re not forced out of their stereotypes unnaturally, à la High School Musical’s “Stick to the Status Quo” (“I bake!”), which lacks subtlety and, to some extent, realism.

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“The Visit,” the newest horror movie written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”), sticks to a common schematic, bearing resemblance to “Paranormal Activity” both with its found footage style and its method of juxtaposing eerie nighttime shots and bright morning scenes

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Best of Enemies,” the lively, skillfully crafted creation of directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon, documents the histories of the debate and its combatants.

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M. Night, bro, what the hell?

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“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” isn’t kind to its viewers. It says everything we don’t want to hear and does everything we don’t want to do.

But when the lights come up and the energy dies down, you leave the safety of the theater; it’s the real world now, a world with its own monsters and unexplained phenomena. And sometimes you feel like you’re being watched, sometimes you feel like you’re being followed. “It’s just a movie,” you tell yourself, so why do you feel so disturbed?

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Based on David Lipsky’s memoir, “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself,” this tale of two Davids, like both men, is full of beautiful contradictions.

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