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Feeze Frame: Feel-good streaming movies-“The Big Sick” (R), “Fighting With My Family” (PG-13), “Hearts Beat Loud” (PG-13)

Since most of our local cinemas are temporarily closed, this week’s Freeze Frame will focus on three “feel good” films currently available to stream at home, ones that can provide some uplift in trying times.   Available on Amazon Prime, “The Big Sick” might, at first blush, sound like something from...

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Take Two: “Anna” (R)

Due to the fact that our local cinemas are temporarily closed, Russ and Susan give their reviews of a new action thriller now screening on HBO. "Anna" is the latest from filmmaker Luc Besson ("Lucy") about a supermodel/female assassin played by newcomer Sasha Luss. The supporting cast includes Helen...

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Freeze Frame: “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (not rated), “Blow the Man Down” (R), “Big Time Adolescence” (R)

Due to the fact that most of our local cinemas are temporarily closing in reaction to the coronavirus outbreak, this week’s Freeze Frame will focus on brand new movies that are available to stream on home streaming services. “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” is a...

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Freeze Frame: “The Hunt” (R), “Wendy” (PG), “I Still Believe” (PG), “And Then We Danced” (R)

“The Hunt” is an ultra-violent, pitch black satire that’s trying to tap into the zeitgeist. In a contemporary reworking of “The Most Dangerous Game,” a group of wealthy liberal elites entrap citizens with hard right political beliefs and then hunt them down like game. Betty Gilpin from “GLOW” leads...

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Freeze Frame: “Onward” (PG), “The Banker” (PG-13), “Emma.” (PG)

Second-rate Pixar movies are still better than most of their animated rivals. “Onward” is a likable comic fantasy aimed at boys in the same way that “Frozen” was aimed at girls. Chris Pratt and Tom Holland provide the voices for brother elves from an otherworldly suburbia who embark on...

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Freeze Frame: “The Invisible Man” (R), “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (R), “Seberg” (R)

A riveting, Oscar-caliber performance from Elizabeth Moss anchors an effective and scary reimagining of the horror chestnut, “The Invisible Man.” Flipping the script to make the victim the focus instead of the title character, this update works as a full-blooded horror film as well as an effective commentary on...

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