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Kristin Scott Thomas in “The Party”. Photo: Adventure Pictures

Quick Take: An Evening of Secrets

The Party: Even if the dialogue has moments there are no big laughs.

Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins in “The Shape of Water”. Photo: Fox Searchlight

Review: How I Fell in Love With a Monster

The Shape of Water: A monster movie with heart and a gorgeous visual look.

Tom Cruise in “Magnolia”. Photo: New Line Cinema

Review: Meet the Miserables

Magnolia: Paul Thomas Anderson keeps it entertaining in spite of all the heartache and maintains a quick pace.

Kevin Spacey in “All the Money in the World”. Photo: Sony Pictures

A Hollywood Hurricane

Some people are grappling with their anger and disgust at stars like Kevin Spacey. As a fan of movies and a critic, there is only one answer for me.

Charlton Heston in “Skyjacked”. Photo: MGM

In the Era of Skyjackers

Bernard Koerner captures some of the tragedy and pop-culture fascination with skyjackings of the 1970s.

Veronica Lake in “I Married a Witch”. Photo: United Artists

The Film Legacy of Salem

I was curious to see how the actual 1692 witch trials have been covered in movies.

Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Photo: United Artists

Review: Love in Two Eras

The French Lieutenant’s Woman: A supremely clever idea to balance these two affairs.

Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis, Phil Pierce and Kristen Bell in “A Bad Moms Christmas”. Photo: STX Entertainment

Quick Take: Christmas Partying

A Bad Moms Christmas: Sometimes the filmmakers almost stumble over something vaguely profound to say about motherhood, but most jokes fall flat.