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New in theaters: 'Suburbicon,' 'Thank You for Your Service,' 'Jigsaw'

OPENING FRIDAY: SUBURBICON George Clooney is like a third Coen brother, which in movies is akin to a fifth Beatle. Clooney has done some of his funniest acting for Joel and Ethan Coen: a preening yokel in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Hail, Caesar!'s kidnapped matinee idol and a spy chaser in Burn After Reading. Ther …

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  1. Extraordinary heroism deserves a less ordinary movie than '12 Strong'

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    After 16 years of combat and counting, the war in Afghanistan gets a happy movie ending in 12 Strong, a thick slice of patriot porn.

  2. What's in theaters this week: 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'Phantom Thread,' '12 Strong'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

    Another young man's summer he'll never forget is the core of Call Me By Your Name, a movie to likewise treasure. Luca Guadagnino's coming out-of-age drama is a rare exception to familiar romantic rules.

  3. Why 'Phantom Thread' is a bad fit as Daniel Day-Lewis' final movie

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    Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread is passionless window-shop cinema, each static tableau lovingly arranged for display and easy dusting. Its centerpiece is a mannequin, albeit played by Daniel Day-Lewis, whose gift for keeping anything interesting is seldom so necessary.

  4. Coming-of-age love story 'Call Me By Your Name' is a rare treasure

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    Another young man's summer he'll never forget is the core of Call Me By Your Name, a movie to likewise treasure. Luca Guadagnino's coming out-of-age drama is a rare exception to familiar romantic rules.

  5. Liam Neeson's 'The Commuter' is terribly pedestrian action

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    Liam Neeson's transportation troubles continue in The Commuter, ironically one of his more pedestrian action efforts.

  6. What's in theaters this week: 'The Commuter,' 'Proud Mary,' 'Paddington 2,' 'The Post'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    THE COMMUTER

    Liam Neeson has a particular set of MTA tickets in The Commuter (PG-13), tickets he acquired over a very long career selling insurance in New York. Tickets making rush hour a nightmare for people like him. This seat is …

  7. Here's what Oscar voters will be looking at after the Golden Globes

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    A fashion blackout and stirring calls to end sexism made afterthoughts of Sunday night's Golden Globe winners. Just when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's choices mean more than they have in years.

  8. 'The Post' lacks urgency in favor of saintly typecasting for Streep and Hanks

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    Steven Spielberg's The Post is a fake news movie, a true story told phony to further an agenda.

  9. 10 new movies to look forward to in 2018

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

    Don't worry, the first wide release of 2018 isn't a sign of things to come.

  10. 'I, Tonya' nails the landing on Tonya Harding's rough and tumble story

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    Tonya Harding was America's sweathog in a sport preferring sweethearts, an Olympic skater always competing on thin ice.

  11. Best of 2017: Top 10 best movies, from 'Dunkirk' to 'Get Out'

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    So long, 2017. Don't let the door hit you. It was a good year for movies and not much else. Movies weren't an escape; they were a mass exodus from terrible news, lately about Hollywood itself. Yet many of the best movies showed what we were dodging, entertaining parables of oppression and misfortune. Or else they …

  12. Aaron Sorkin's 'Molly's Game' could have done with a lot less talking

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    After an acclaimed career writing for the stage and screen, Aaron Sorkin makes his directing debut with Molly's Game. The result is an audiobook with pictures, a true story told almost entirely in voiceover, each character and motivation described more clearly than depicted.

  13. Christopher Plummer is far better in 'All the Money in the World' than Kevin Spacey would have been

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    It's impossible to watch Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World without thinking of the elephant no longer in the room. The movie will forever be remembered as the one from which Kevin Spacey was erased.

  14. 'Pitch Perfect 3' is a tacky third wheel on the otherwise charming franchise

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    Pitch Perfect 3 totally eclipses the heart of a charming franchise, turning the scrappy Bellas a capella posse into needy Charlie's Angels wannabes. It's a movie taking popularity for granted, a finale saying goodbye with a "you're welcome."

  15. Gruss vom Krampus! Watch these grown-up Christmas movies this year

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    Christmas Day is for children, even the movies families share, from wakey-wakey to beddy-bye time.