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Review: Reality and imagination collide in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include captivating images that inspire wonder and sympathy; the latest antics of a discredited spy organization; and the continued adventures in a wonderful world of magic.

Review: Nothing looks as good as ‘Planet Earth II’ in 4K Special

The 4K release of ‘Planet Earth II’ delivers astonishing nature footage that amazingly exceeds its predecessor in mind-blowing beauty.

Review: ‘Broken Mile’ is literally a non-stop thriller Special

‘Broken Mile’ presents a real-time, high-intensity thriller that begins with a dead body and ends with an unavoidable confrontation.

Review: ‘Personal Shopper’ is Kristen Stewart’s best thus far Special

Kristen Stewart delivers a career-best performance in Olivier Assayas’ ‘Personal Shopper’, which is part ghost story, part mystery thriller.

Review: ‘Life’ draws from similar past experiences Special

‘Life’ is a conventional but entertaining sci-fi movie in which a space crew is hunted by a newly discovered alien species that could threaten the human race.

Review: Women lead the way in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include some uncompromising representations of women representations; an intriguing cat-and-mouse chase; a video game brought to life; and an animated film that keeps it pretty simple.

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ makes the fairy tale a reality Special

Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a faithful adaptation of the animated film that captures its magic via the spectacular visuals and memorable songs.

Review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’ is a pitch perfect exercise in nostalgia Special

‘T2 Trainspotting’ is a seamless (and in some ways enhanced) extension of the first film, using a sense of nostalgia to link the pictures while relying on everyone’s regard for the characters to do the rest.

Review: This week’s releases garnered a number of golden statues Special

This week’s releases include a few 2017 Oscar winners; a women’s prison series that rivals OITNB; a couple of classic ‘80s films; and a bemused drama.

Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ gives the king due respect Special

‘Kong: Skull Island’ is the first film in a series of pictures that will reboot the Kaiju genre for a new generation of CGI-addicts.

Review: ‘Table 19’ needed a better wedding planner Special

‘Table 19’ squanders a great cast by giving them a cliché-riddled script with incomplete characters that share the potential for an even more enjoyable movie.

Review: ‘Cirkopolis’ splashes a grey world with imagination and colour Special

‘Cirkopolis’ is a spectacularly entertaining show that earns audience’s applause with an expressive combination of performance, music and video projections.

Review: ‘Logan’ finds a tormented soul beneath the epic bouts of violence Special

‘Logan’ is a dark and violent masterpiece that transcends its superhero past to deliver a gritty and emotional goodbye to a favoured X-Man.

Review: Determination is a double-edged sword in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include families torn apart; a stunning origin story; cops with their own way of doing things; and an action extravaganza in a new director-approved format.

Review: Comedian Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ may be year’s best horror movie Special

‘Get Out’ is a jarring, realistic horror picture that uses the anxieties of interracial couples to create a film that’s like nothing else and will be hard to top even though 2017 is just getting started.

Review: ‘The Girl with All the Gifts’ finds new way to tell tired story Special

‘The Girl with All the Gifts’ is a unique take on the zombie narrative that sets a coming-of-age story at a pivotal moment that will decide humanity’s fate.

Review: New on DVD for February 21 Special

This week’s releases include a more faithful rendition of a classic fairy tale; an once-in-a-lifetime display of bravery; an unsettling murder-mystery with broader consequences; and a biker gang that discovers the rather simple secret to eternal life.

Review: The enemy is inside ‘The Great Wall’ Special

‘The Great Wall’ is a Chinese-American co-production that fails to successfully combine the two distinct storytelling styles.

Review: ‘A Cure for Wellness’ has gothic style that’s stretched for hours Special

‘A Cure for Wellness’ is a contemporary gothic mystery that confines its characters to a remote location, where help is both offered and unobtainable.

Review: Women and veterans are hot topics in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include true depictions of the consequences of war; female empowerment done the right way and wrong way; a technological revolution; and a realistic depiction of an alien encounter.

Review: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ goes bigger and gets better Special

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ marks the reluctant return of an unstoppable killer who discovers his retirement from being a badass no longer has everyone’s support.

Review: ‘Paterson’ is a subtle meditation on life’s brilliance Special

Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson’ is a restrained reflection on life via a poet who finds inspiration in even the most rigid routine.

Review: Love & family are interpreted differently in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include an intense romance; families struggling with the day-to-day; the start of a prolific career; a great film made even better by 4K; and a few great series in their entireties.

Review: ‘The Salesman’ discovers justice can have its own consequences Special

‘The Salesman’ is Iran’s 2017 Oscar-nominated foreign language film about a couple that faces the ultimate test of loyalty and forgiveness after an unprovoked assault.

Review: ‘The Space Between Us’ fills with love, laughter & predictability Special

‘The Space Between Us’ depicts a sweet, young romance between the only human Martian and an Earthling whose first meeting takes them on a formulaic adventure.

Review: Limits are meant to be tested in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include several cult classics; an inspiring story of rising above expectations; the second chapter of taking care of business off the field; and an animated movie that strived to achieve more than the one before it.

Review: ‘Gold’ is filled with riches and rocks Special

‘Gold’ doesn’t require much mining to discover excellent performances from Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez, portraying two equal but different business partners finally striking it rich.

Review: ‘The Red Turtle’ accomplishes so much with such a simple approach Special

Oscar-nominated ‘The Red Turtle’ tells the enchanting story of an improbable, loving family and earns Studio Ghibli its sixth nod for best animated feature.

Review: This week’s releases throw expectations out the window Special

This week’s releases include very different takes on the Western; a romance that hits profoundly hard times; a below-the-radar animated feature; an attractive new release of a horror staple; and an even greater package for an artist’s triumph.

Review: ‘Split’ is an invigorating thriller that restores Shyamalan’s rep Special

‘Split’ is M. Night Shyamalan’s latest picture, which returns to his low-budget roots and is even more enhanced by the completely unexpected twist at the end.
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