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Freeze Frame: “Antebellum” (R), “The Devil All the Time” (R), “Blackbird” (R), “H is for Happiness” (Not rated)

Pop superstar and Kansas City native Janelle Monáe stars in “Antebellum,” a bizarre horror entry with significant social overtones. Monáe plays a slave on a plantation in the Civil War South…or is she a renowned author living today? This well acted but enigmatic film doesn’t make much sense until...

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Freeze Frame: “The Broken Hearts Gallery” (PG-13), “I Am Woman” (Not rated), “All In: The Fight for Democracy” (PG-13)

“The Broken Hearts Gallery” is a cute, maybe too cute romantic comedy for millennials that exists in an otherworldly rom-com dimension. Geraldine Viswanathan plays a young woman who saves mementos from her many failed romances and turns them into a gallery exhibit. Can she ever find true love? What...

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Take Two: “Words on Bathroom Walls” (PG-13)

"Words on Bathroom Walls" is a comic drama about teen schizophrenia, adapted from a popular YA novel by Julia Walton. Charlie Plummer ("All the Money in the World"), Taylor Russell ("Waves") and Andy Garcia ("Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again") lead the cast. Thor Freudenthal ("Diary of a Wimpy...

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Freeze Frame: “Tenet” (PG-13), “Mulan” (PG-13), “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (R), “All Together Now” (PG)

Christopher Nolan’s mind-boggling sci-fi action thriller “Tenet” begs to be seen on the big screen. It also begs to have subtitles. While it’s involving and visually dazzling, the confounding time-inversion plotline is further muddled by an obtrusive soundtrack and heavy accents. John David Washington and Kevin Branagh do an...

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Take Two: “The Personal History of David Copperfield” (PG)

Susan and Russ share very different opinions about the latest big screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel, "David Copperfield." Dev Patel ("Slumdog Millionaire"), Hugh Laurie (TV's "House") and Tilda Swinton ("Suspiria") star in this new version from writer/director Armando Iannucci, the man behind HBO's "Veep."

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Freeze Frame: “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” (PG), “Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies” (Not rated), “Cut Throat City” (R), “Desert One” (Not rated), “Get Duked” (R)

  “The Personal History of David Copperfield” is a fanciful reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Dev Patel takes the title role in this quirky adaptation, an offbeat but fresh, exuberant and mostly comic take from writer/director Armando Iannucci, the man behind TV’s “Veep.” Purists may balk, but many viewers...

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Freeze Frame: “The 24th” (Not rated), “Unhinged” (R), “The Vanished” (R), “Words on Bathroom Walls” (PG-13), “The Sleepover” (Not rated), “The One and Only Ivan” (PG), “Tesla” (PG-13)

Oscar winning filmmaker Kevin Willmott’s drama “The 24th” is a harrowing depiction of the intolerable racism that led to the 1917 mutiny of an all-black US infantry division. Trai Byers leads a solid cast in this true story that ably illuminates a dark episode in American history.   Russell Crowe’s bloodcurdling...

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