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<i>The Book of Henry</i> Is a Blatant Tearjerker Whose Elaborate Plot Serves a Useless Solution

The Book of Henry Is a Blatant Tearjerker Whose Elaborate Plot Serves a Useless Solution

Director Colin Trevorrow and novelist Gregg Hurwitz's glorified TV thriller opens on Friday, June 16.

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Movie Review: Cars 3 Is a Smooth Ride Because It Runs on Cruise Control

Arts Three feature films in, Pixar's The Fast and the Furious-style franchise for the pre-permit set is fueled mainly by nostalgia for itself.

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The Book of Henry Is a Blatant Tearjerker Whose Elaborate Plot Serves a Useless Solution

Film Review Director Colin Trevorrow and novelist Gregg Hurwitz's glorified TV thriller opens on Friday, June 16.

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Farmer/Veteran Should Be Mandatory Viewing for Politicians and Others Who Use American Soldiers for Political Football

Film Spotlight The award-winning documentary by a team of local filmmakers is streaming for free on PBS's website through the end of June.

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Eleanor Coppola's Beautiful Imagery Is Better Than Paris Can Wait's Thin Story of One Percenters in Mild Crisis

Film Review The first narrative feature by the acclaimed documentarian, who is married to Francis Ford Coppola, opens on Friday, June 16.

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Movie Review: Megan Leavey Lavishes Love on the Bond of a Marine and Her Bomb-Sniffing Dog but Gives Short Shrift to Everything Else

Arts We learn many interesting things about the function and heroism of military dogs in an otherwise pat and predictable film.

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Movie Review: Family Apocalypse Survival Saga It Comes at Night Could Use a Dash of M. Night

Arts This psychological horror thriller is precise, admirably gimmick-free, and minimalist to the point of inertia.

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In Wakefield, Bryan Cranston Plays a Lawyer Who Ghosts on His Whole Life

Film Review Robin Swicord's new film opens in the Triangle on Friday, June 9.

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Afterimage, the Under-Seen Final Work by Great Polish Filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, Comes to the Cary Theater

Film Review If you missed its fleeting theatrical run, see Wadja's bold portrait of avant-garde painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski in one of two Cary screenings.

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Movie Review: The Parallels of Ancient Mythology and Modern Superheroes Become Literal in Wonder Woman

Arts The most grounded film yet in the DC Extended Universe doesn’t reinvent the superhero origin story but is nimble with its conventions.

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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Swashbuckles Under Its Own Weight

Arts Captain Jack Sparrow, the role that once gave Johnny Depp his first Oscar nomination, literally jumps a shark in this fifth installment.

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A Forgotten The Handmaid’s Tale Movie Filmed in Durham Is the Missing Link Between Classic Novel and Hulu Hit

Film Review The dean of Duke Chapel was surprised to come to church on Palm Sunday and discover a gallows.

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In The Lovers, Adulterous Romance and Lust Rekindle a Dying Marriage

Film Review Grace notes enrich the minuet in writer-director Azazel Jacobs’s comedy of manners, which opens locally on Friday.

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About Baywatch—We Have This Theory on Actor Zac Efron's Inexplicable Success

Film Review This predestined bomb, a reboot of a bad TV show, opens on Thursday. You've been warned.

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Movie Review: Alien: Covenant Gets Psychosexual In a Bloody, Baroque, Deeply Weird Story

Arts All the franchise elements are present: derelict ruins, extreme body trauma, a strong female lead, and lots of dripping water, not to mention other fluids.

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Film Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Film Review In the would-be franchise starter King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, director Guy Ritchie gets medieval on our collective asses by twisting Arthurian legend

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Movie Review: In King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Guy Ritchie Gets Medieval on Our Collective Asses

Arts This ridiculous attempt to transpose an august mythology onto a laddish action picture is actually pretty fun if you go along for the ride.

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Thanks for spoiling the movie. Just because you didn't like it doesn't mean you have to ruin it for everyone …

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I was an undergrad at Duke when The Handmaid's Tale was filmed. I remained on campus during spring break and …

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