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Freeze Frame: “Holidate” (R), “His House” (R), “The Craft: Legacy” (PG-13), “Mr. Soul!” (Not rated)

If you took a typical Hallmark Channel Christmas romantic comedy and added in plenty foul language and crude sexual banter, you might come up with something like the off-putting Netflix offering, “Holidate.” Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey star in the story of two singles who decide to use one...

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Freeze Frame: “Rebecca” (PG-13), “The Witches” (PG), “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (R), “Synchronic” (R), “Over the Moon” (PG), “Friendsgiving” (R)

“Rebecca,” a Netflix remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense drama is a handsomely produced but uninspired adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel. Armie Hammer and Lily James star in this dark gothic romance that checks all of the appropriate boxes but can’t match the 1940 Best Picture Oscar winner, which...

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Take Two: “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (R)

Oscar winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network") turns his attention to a notorious legal case. The cast of "The Trial of the Chicago 7" includes Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat") as Abby Hoffman, Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything") as Tom Hayden, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ("Watchmen") as Bobby Seale...

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Freeze Frame: “On the Rocks” (R), “The Forty-Year-Old Version” (R), “Yellow Rose” (PG-13), “From the Vine” (Not rated)

Bill Murray re-teams with “Lost in Translation” filmmaker Sophia Coppola for the disarming comedy, “On the Rocks.” Rashida Jones plays a woman who fears her husband, played by Marlon Wayans, may be cheating on her. Her pushy ne’er do well father, played by Murray, manipulates her into spying on...

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Take Two: “Eternal Beauty” (R)

British actress Sally Hawkins ("The Shape of Water") plays a woman suffering from schizophrenia in the offbeat comic drama, "Eternal Beauty." The cast also includes David Thewlis ("I'm Thinking of Ending Things") and Penelope Wilton ("Downton Abbey"). It was written and directed by actor Craig Roberts ("The Current War").

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Freeze Frame: “The Glorias” (R), “The Boys in the Band” (R), “Herb Alpert Is” (Not rated), “A Call to Spy” (PG-13), “Eternal Beauty” (R)

The life of feminist icon Gloria Steinem is given the art house treatment in Julie Taymor’s overambitious biography, “The Glorias.” Four actresses play Steinem in various stages of her life, including Oscar winners Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore. While it’s illuminating and relevant, the film skims the surface while...

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