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Front Row at the Movies: Creed II

Sly Stallone talks about passing on the torch. “In the last one you face death, you face mortality, and in this one, he’s finally completely alone. The only thing he has left is this young man, so he’s now a part of the Creed universe.”

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Tropic Sprockets: Widows

Part crime drama, part existential thriller and a meditation on the entitlement and impotence of men, "Widows" is a surprise at every turn and one of the most satisfying films this year.

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Tropic Sprockets: Boy Erased

Garrard Conley‘s memoir of his terrifying experience in conversion therapy is an affecting film of the same name. The narrative, as necessary as it is, unfolds like a horror film and will not be for all tastes.

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Front Row at the Movies: Widows

Criminals don’t have pension plans. So what are wives supposed to get by on when their hubbies are killed on a botched job? In director Steve McQueen’s ("12 Years a Slave") new heist film “Widows,” the wives get together and plan their own caper.

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Front Row at the Movies: Boy Erased

Not only does Joel Edgerton take a key acting role in this gay-conversion therapy drama, he also directed, co-produced, and wrote the screenplay for the film. You’d think he’s a man with a mission.

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Front Row at the Movies: Miracle on 34th Street

No doubt you’ve seen the movie a hundred times on TV. But it’s worth a rewatch … for we all need to have our faith in humanity renewed from time to time. And there’s nothing like seeing it on a big screen.

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Front Row at the Movies: Green Book

If you had a way with words and a compassionate heart, you could write the script. Of course, these intrepid travelers encounter racism, danger, and adversity. Forced to bond together to survive this journey, they come to terms with each other’s differences.

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Tropic Sprockets: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The only crimes that “The Crimes of Grindelwald” illuminate are that the film is pedestrian, over-long and tedious, despite its phantasmagoric trappings.

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Tropic Sprockets: Green Book

The main element that shows through “Green Book” is its heart and spirit. The film slickly manages to evade (most) stereotypes by its empathy, patience and the strength of its characters.

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Front Row at the Movies: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

If you like the magical world of J.K. Rowling – yes, she gave us Harry Potter – you’ll love the return of Newt Scamander, Wizard Albus Dumbledore’s star pupil.

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