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Movie review: Paterson finds poetry in the everyday

In Jim Jarmusch's new film, a bus driver named Paterson who lives in Paterson, N.J. — hometown of William Carlos Williams and Alan Ginsberg — sees life as gentle verse
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Movie review: Jackie recalls the end of Camelot

Natalie Portman perfectly captures the iron will beneath the glamorous exterior of Jacqueline Kennedy in this examination of what happened in the days after JFK's assassination  
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Split never comes together

Movie review: Split James McAvoy's over-the-top performance as a man with multiple personalities lends M. Night Shyamalan's tediously self-conscious thriller a hint of fun
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Movie review: Split is divided against itself

M. Night Shyamalan's latest adventure in psychological horror — about a kidnapper with 23 different personae living inside him — is itself a victim of a split personality disorder
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Julieta is a thing of beauty

Movie review: Julieta Pedro Almodóvar's 20th feature film finds female beauty deep within the creases of profound loss as we watch two women bear the burden of being Julieta
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Movie review: 20th Century Women a wise comedy

A teenage boy in 1970s California is raised by three women at different stages of their lives in a coming-of-age story with a loopy feminist edge

Hidden Figures blasts into racist past

Movie Review: Hidden Figures Theodore Melfi's quest for the stars has all the rights cogs and gears as it features Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer as Janelle Monáe mathemeticians playing a big role in the early days of NASA, but even with Kevin Costner's booster rocket, the voyage feels mechanical
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La La Land is where love and art tangle

Movie review: La La Land This musical love letter to the movie business, jazz and romance is an intoxicating throwback to the days of dancing among the stars and singing your heart out in the hopes of making it 
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Little Lion has a big roar

Movie review: Lion Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar bring the true story of Saroo Brierley's quest for home to the big screen with empathy and intimate emotional truth

Movie review: Miss Sloane is a murky thriller

Jessica Chastain is compelling to watch, but this story of  a morally ambiguous lobbyist in Washington is both narratively preposterous and emotionally incoherent