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Freeze Frame: “Nomadland” (R), “Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” (NR), “Rock Camp” (NR), “Blithe Spirit” (PG-13), “Flora and Ulysses” (PG)

Expect multiple Oscar nominations for “Nomadland,” a drama based on a non-fiction book about indigent senior citizens who travel around the U.S. in trailers in search of employment. Frances McDormand is solid, as always, and director Chloé Zhao uses a number of non-actors to play versions of themselves. It’s...

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Take Two: “Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” (Not rated)

The new documentary film "Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence," was shot here in Kansas City. It tells the remarkable true story of a woman who was once a drug addict living on the streets of KC. She turned her life around and opened Healing House, a charity that has...

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Freeze Frame: “Malcolm & Marie” (R), “Falling” (R), “Rams” (PG-13)

John David Washington stars along with Zendaya in the dark and talky drama, “Malcolm & Marie.” Following a movie premier, a filmmaker and his girlfriend muse intermittently argue, make up, make love and argue again. The actors are terrific, but writer/director Sam Levinson’s bitter film plays out like a...

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Freeze Frame: “The Dig” (PG-13), “The Little Things” (R), “Penguin Bloom” (TV-14), “Supernova” (R)

“The Dig,” a warm and moving tale inspired by true events. Carrie Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes star in Simon Stone’s adaptation of John Preston’s novel about one of the most important archeological discoveries in British history. In 1939, group of enthusiastic amateurs unearth an Anglo-Saxon treasure on a remote...

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Freeze Frame: “The White Tiger” (R), “Our Friend” (R), “No Man’s Land” (PG-13)

The well-made and disturbing Netflix drama “The White Tiger” is based on the award-winning picaresque novel by Aravind Adiga. Set in modern India, the sprawling story is a scathing indictment of business and political corruption as well as the inequities of the Indian caste system. The story is seen...

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