Movie News & Reviews

Movie News & Reviews

James McAvoy shines in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’

M. Night Shyamalan has always been synonymous with one thing: the twist ending. While watching his films, it’s easy to spend more time wondering how he’s trying to fool us, and it can take away the power of what’s on screen. Which is a shame when the filmmaking and performances are exceptional. In the multiple-personality thriller “Split,” Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy shine as predator and prey who understand each other far more than they know.

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‘Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ a new take on faith-themed movies

Here are three descriptors for a movie that you thought you’d never see placed together: “faith-based,” “comedy” and “produced by WWE Studios.” Somehow, “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” fits all three. It’s the story of a washed-up, hard-partying former child star, Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton), who finds redemption at a church in his small hometown.

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‘Patriots Day’ starts slow but builds to a gripping crescendo

“Patriots Day” retells the tale of the massive manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, using Mark Wahlberg’s Beantown flatfoot Tommy Saunders as the ruggedly handsome face of the army of law enforcement officers that was mobilized after two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 marathon, killing three spectators and injuring hundreds.

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‘Bye Bye Man’ wears out its welcome

“The Bye Bye Man” feels off, as if along with the souls of the college kids in the movie, the bad guy made off with 20 pivotal minutes of film as well. There’s a lack of consistency, giving the impression that every scene was shot in one take, a few weeks apart from each other. Moments of humor fall flat, and crucial plot points are unintentionally hilarious.

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Movie review: Shyamalan reclaims his conceptual daring with thriller 'Split'

Unlikely as it might seem at this point in his up-and-down career, M. Night Shyamalan proves he can still pull off a genuine surprise at the end of his unnervingly clever new thriller, "Split." The precise nature of that twist will not be revealed here, though given its mind-tickling narrative implications - to say nothing of the wildfire-like speed of social media these days - you can probably expect the statute of limitations on spoilers to run out faster than it did on "Bruce Willis is dead" or "Rosebud is a sled."

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Capsule reviews of feature films

ARRIVAL. 3 stars. The military recruits a linguist (Amy Adams) to help decipher alien communications. "Arrival" is at once majestic and melancholy. It's a grand endeavor, and Adams, at the center of it all, brings pluck and smarts and a deep-seated sorrow to her role. 1 hr. 56 PG-13 (brief strong language) - Steven Rea

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Film composer AJ Hochhalter

Lexington composer AJ Hochhalter, whose music is featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary short "Body Team 12," discusses his composition process. Video by Marjorie Kirk.
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Film composer AJ Hochhalter

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