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'Dolores' review: Yes, she can, and union activist won't stop

"Dolores" is a documentary that celebrates a hero, but it's no hagiography. Its subject wouldn't stand for that. That would be Dolores Huerta, a legendary activist who at age 87 defines indefatigable, a woman whose experience shows what a life of total commitment means — as well as the price it...

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  • 'Mother!' review: Trouble in paradise, starring Jennifer Lawrence

    'Mother!' review: Trouble in paradise, starring Jennifer Lawrence

    A movie for the difficult domestic partner in all of us, “Mother!” will surely blow some people’s minds while alienating a healthy share of moviegoers just for sport, the way the hit of the moment, “It,” wouldn’t be caught dead trying. Paramount Pictures can try to make “Mother!” look like a straight-up...

  • 'American Assassin' review: Grief therapy, black ops division

    'American Assassin' review: Grief therapy, black ops division

    Slick and more than a little repellent, “American Assassin” packages terrorism, and how to deal with it, the way American audiences seem to want it these days, with the America-first branding right there in the title for patriotic assurance. It’s an adaptation of the 2010 Vince Flynn novel, one...

  • 'Home Again' review: Reese Witherspoon gets her groove back with the help of three young boarders

    'Home Again' review: Reese Witherspoon gets her groove back with the help of three young boarders

    The name "Meyers" has come to signify a very specific type of film in Hollywood — the shiny, gentle, comforting and aspirational romantic family comedies that writer/director Nancy Meyers has perfected ("Something's Gotta Give," "The Holiday," "It's Complicated"). Her daughter, Hallie Meyers-Shyer,...

  • 'Viceroy's House' review: Gillian Anderson shines in story of Britain's final days in India

    'Viceroy's House' review: Gillian Anderson shines in story of Britain's final days in India

    One of the most touching moments of co-writer/director Gurinder Chadha's "Viceroy's House" comes at the end of the film, when she reveals her family's personal experience during the strife and unrest India experienced upon its independence in 1947, after three centuries of British rule. When the...

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