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Family in Transition documentary

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, from Thu Nov 29
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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Thu Nov 29
Jennifer Westcott directs animated family comedy Elliot the Littlest Reindeer; Dava Whisenant directs documentary comedy Bathtubs Over Broadway; more…
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2018’s films ranked
I rank films on the fly as I see them for the 2018 awards year.
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Family in Transition documentary review: weathering change at home (#DOCNYC2018) [pictured]
Frank and bittersweet, this is a quietly remarkable portrait of one father and husband’s gender transition, and how the family coped — and didn’t — with dramatic upheaval in the most intimate of settings: home.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, from Thu Nov 29
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Thu Nov 29
Sarah Silverman gives voice to a videogame character on an adventure; Shay Mitchell is a cop investigating a possessed corpse; more…
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Creed II movie review: a bout of familiarity
Can’t quite manage to continue the first film’s smart, unsentimental examination of male emotion and men’s relationships. At best achieves a draw with a genre path that is already extremely well worn.
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curated: teaching cinema in the age of #MeToo
Good nuanced take on a complex issue.
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Mirai movie review: and baby ruins everything
This tenderly animated Japanese film about sibling rivalry is lovely with its fantasy, but too convoluted for children and too slight for adults.
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The Christmas Chronicles movie review: the Kurt Russell–as–Santa Claus movie you didn’t know you needed (#Netflix)
Kurt Russell’s hot biker Santa is naughty and nice, but this otherwise discount holiday schmaltz is only half onboard with him.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, from Nov 27-30
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, from Nov 26-28
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