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Freeze Frame: “Ordinary Angels” (PG), “Perfect Days” (PG), “Out of Darkness” (R)

Two-time Oscar winner Hillary Swank stars in the family friendly social drama, "Ordinary Angels." It tells the inspirational true story of Sharon Stevens, an alcoholic hairdresser who seeks redemption by rallying her Kentucky community to help a child in desperate need of a liver transplant. Sharon takes on innumerable obstacles...

FREEZE FRAME: “Bob Marley: One Love” (PG-13), “Madame Web” (PG-13), “The Taste of Things” (PG-13), “This is Me…Now: A Love Story” (PG-13)

“Bob Marley: One Love” is both entertaining and disappointing at the same time. The late reggae icon's music propels what is otherwise a very bland reenactment of segments of his life. You can't blame Kingsley Ben Adir who is fine in the title role and the soundtrack is engaging, but...

Freeze Frame: “The Teachers’ Lounge” (PG-13), “Suncoast” (R), “Upgraded” (R), “Genius: MLK/X” (Unrated)

“The Teachers' Lounge" is a German film deservedly nominated for the Best International Feature at this year's Oscars. Leonie Benesch plays a naive novice schoolteacher who sets off a volatile firestorm when she accuses one of her fellow employees of petty theft. Smart and involving, it plays like a thriller and can...

FREEZE FRAME: “Argylle” (PG-13), “Scrambled” (R), “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (R)

The wildly imaginative tongue-in-cheek action comedy "Argylle" is the sort of movie that the term "meta" was coined for. Bryce Dallas Howard stars as a homebody novelist. She becomes the target of assassins when the adventures of her fictional spy hero, played by Henry Cavill, parallel actual events. Sam Rockwell...

Freeze Frame: “The Zone of Interest” (R), “The Underdoggs” (R)

The banality of evil is the subject of the devastating German entry, "The Zone of Interest," loosely based on the novel by Martin Amis. It’s the favorite to win this year's International Film Oscar. The film is about Rudolph Hoss, the Commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII, and...