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Ad Astra (PG-13) ★★★½

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Brad Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride, who’s sent on a top-secret mission to discover what’s behind the damaging electromagnetic pulses coming from the planet Neptune. His father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, is a decorated astronaut that has been missing in space. The film is directed and co-written by James…

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“Dolemite is My Name” (R) ★★★★

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“Dolemite is My Name” is a Biographical Comedy I screened “Dolemite” during the Toronto International Film Festival, and I am pleased to say, Eddie Murphy is back in a role that highlights his comedic genius. The film is based on the 1970s struggling filmmaker and irreverent standup comedian Rudy Ray…

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Jojo Rabbit (PG-13) ★★★★

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“Jojo Rabbit” PG-13 it’s an anti-hate satire by writer and director Taika Waititi. It’s the story of a lonely German boy during WWII played by Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo, he’s a member of the Hitler youth, although his parents are members of the resistance. His world view is turned…

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Downtown Abbey (PG-13) ★★★

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“Downtown Abbey” Is based on the Emmy winning TV series. The year is 1927 and the King and Queen of England have decided to pay a social call to Downton Abbey! One can only imagine the hysteria that ensues, trying to accommodate the royal guests. The cast is back: Hugh…

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“The Farewell” (PG) ★★★★

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A Heartfelt Look at Culture and Family Traditions “The Farewell is based on writer and director Lulu Wang’s profoundly personal experience. At the age of 6, she and her family left China & settled in NY. Years later, as an adult, her Grandmother is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Lulu…

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“Maiden” (PG) ★★★★

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First Female Crew to Sail Around the World–Courage at High Seas “Maiden” is the true documentary story of Tracy Edwards, a skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s dream was met with male opposition, for starters they thought she would never…

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