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Movie review: McAvoy shines in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’

Through the ups and downs of his career, the name M. Night Shyamalan has always been synonymous with one thing: twist. While watching his films, it’s easy to spend more time wondering if he will, won’t, and how he'll twist, and it can take away the power of what’s actually on screen. Which is a shame when the filmmaking and performances are particularly exceptional. In the multiple-personality psycho-thriller “Split,” James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy shine as predator and prey who understand each other far more than they know.

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Movie review: Keaton fascinating as Kroc in ‘The Founder’

The title “The Founder” is in some ways a perplexing descriptor for a biopic of Ray Kroc, the man who took the McDonald’s burger restaurant from a local favorite to a global behemoth. Truth be told, he’s not the founder of McDonald’s. But the title fits Kroc’s specific approach to success, a version of the American Dream that states, if you want something, go out and take it – even if it belongs to someone else.

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‘20th Century Women’ a memory of love

Love and loss go hand in hand in “20th Century Women,” a funny, emotionally piercing story about a teenager and the women who raise him. It opens in 1979, when cool kids danced to Talking Heads and President Carter bummed everyone out talking about our “crisis of confidence.” There’s something in the air – or so it seems, although the California light here tends to blot out the shadows. When a car bursts into flames soon after the movie opens, it looks about as threatening as an art installation.

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Movie review: Shyamalan reclaims his conceptual daring with thriller 'Split'

Unlikely as it might seem at this point in his up-and-down career, M. Night Shyamalan proves he can still pull off a genuine surprise at the end of his unnervingly clever new thriller, "Split." The precise nature of that twist will not be revealed here, though given its mind-tickling narrative implications - to say nothing of the wildfire-like speed of social media these days - you can probably expect the statute of limitations on spoilers to run out faster than it did on "Bruce Willis is dead" or "Rosebud is a sled."

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Capsule reviews of feature films

ARRIVAL. 3 stars. The military recruits a linguist (Amy Adams) to help decipher alien communications. "Arrival" is at once majestic and melancholy. It's a grand endeavor, and Adams, at the center of it all, brings pluck and smarts and a deep-seated sorrow to her role. 1 hr. 56 PG-13 (brief strong language) - Steven Rea


Movie Review: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Movie trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." The movie opens in theaters December 13, 2016.
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Movie Review: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

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