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'The Final Year' review: Documentary about Obama administration misses the point

The 2016 presidential election was intense and, for some, borderline traumatic. But whoever your preferred candidate was, the election commanded attention. Arguments on social media were routine, with progressives' sense of disbelief slowly giving way to a dismay from which many have not recovered....

  • 'My Friend Dahmer' review: Movie portrays serial killer as bullied, neglected teen

    'My Friend Dahmer' review: Movie portrays serial killer as bullied, neglected teen

    In some ways, "My Friend Dahmer" is a typical coming-of-age movie about an awkward teen. What distinguishes this particular case of adolescent angst is that it's the true story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Based on the comic-book memoir by Derf Backderf, who went to high school with Dahmer...

  • 'Forever My Girl' review: Showcase for the British hunk in a bland story

    'Forever My Girl' review: Showcase for the British hunk in a bland story

    Romance novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks cornered the market on a subgenre he essentially invented — exceedingly pleasant, Southern-set epic romances (between young, attractive, white, Christian, heterosexual couples). But this is a genre that overwhelmingly appeals to a female movie-going...

  • 'Den of Thieves' review: 'Heat'-seeking tale of LA law vs. LA robbers

    'Den of Thieves' review: 'Heat'-seeking tale of LA law vs. LA robbers

    In our current slew of 2½-star movies (seriously, everything’s in the middle this week), “Den of Thieves” rates as the most curious tug-of-war, yanked back and forth between what works and what doesn’t. It’s a sidewinding but often suprisingly effective LA crime thriller. It’s also saddled with...

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  • 'Wait for Your Laugh' review: A fond tribute to funny lady Rose Marie

    'Wait for Your Laugh' review: A fond tribute to funny lady Rose Marie

    As lively and likable as the actress herself, Jason Wise's documentary "Wait for Your Laugh" pays fond tribute to Rose Marie, a tireless trooper whom generations have known mostly as a wisecracking second banana often funnier than the bigger stars she supported. It should draw out patrons "of a...

  • 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children' review: Animated tale for surviving apocalypse not for kids

    'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children' review: Animated tale for surviving apocalypse not for kids

    It's still difficult to think of going to an animated film as a trip to bummersville, even when "Bambi" makes us cry, Ralph Bakshi skeevs us out, or Don Hertzfeldt turns stick figures into avatars of bittersweet existential tragedy. (They're so funny, though!) But the hand-drawn Spanish-language...

  • 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' review: Annette Bening shines as a star in her final act

    'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' review: Annette Bening shines as a star in her final act

    Happily offering a good time to James Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” driving Humphrey Bogart to murderous distraction in “In a Lonely Place,” the sullenly sensual Hollywood legend Gloria Grahame lived a turbulent life (four marriages, one to her stepson by onetime husband Nicholas Ray) that...

  • 'The Commuter' review: Murder on the Neeson Express

    'The Commuter' review: Murder on the Neeson Express

    There’s a moment in “The Commuter” when the newly unemployed insurance salesman and former cop played by Liam Neeson is informed that his adversaries will be coming after his wife and son. Have these fools not seen the “Taken” movies? Don’t they realize that such a threat is simply going to make...

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  • Art Fort Lauderdale hopes to rebound from a rough first year

    Art Fort Lauderdale hopes to rebound from a rough first year

    The Art Fort Lauderdale fair will return Jan. 25-28 to the New River, where water taxis will shuttle passengers to multimillion-dollar homes turned into temporary art galleries.

  • Delray Beach Fashion Week returns for a fifth year

    Delray Beach Fashion Week returns for a fifth year

    Fashion designers, boutique owners, hairstylists and makeup artists team up for five days of runway shows, shopping events and fundraisers in Delray Beach.

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    ArtPalmBeach | Photos

    Art lovers and collectors visited the opening day of the 21st annual ArtPalmBeach art fair on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. ArtPalmBeach, which closes Jan. 21, brings contemporary-art paintings, sculptures and drawings from 60 local and international galleries.

  • Artists play with light and dark in Pembroke Pines

    Artists play with light and dark in Pembroke Pines

    In "Perceptual Tracking: A Color Space" at the Frank gallery, South Florida artists experiment with shadows, shapes and color fields.

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