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'The Post,' 'Humor Me' and other movie picks for Jan. 19

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang.

Call Me by Your Name Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer give superb performances as two young men falling in love in the northern Italian countryside in this rapturously beautiful collaboration between director Luca Guadagnino and screenwriter James Ivory. (Justin Chang) R.

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Apple plants a flag in Culver City, further expanding its presence in Hollywood

As it forges ahead into original programming, Apple Inc. will elevate its physical presence in Hollywood in a significant way by planting a flag in Culver City.

The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant will lease an entire building at 8777 Washington Blvd., near Culver City’s fashionable art gallery district, Culver City officials said.

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Lazy actioner 'Showdown in Manila' is no thrilla

If “The Room” impresario Tommy Wiseau had been given the opportunity to make an action film, the result would still have been more entertaining than the egregiously nonsensical and amateurish “Showdown in Manila.”

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Chris Hemsworth vehicle '12 Strong' is a rah-rah war movie set in post-9/11 Afghanistan

Set during the tense and uncertain autumn of 2001, “12 Strong” kicks off with five of the least trustworthy words in the Hollywood lexicon — “based on a true story” — and a blast of adrenaline-pumping music that seems to cast its honesty further into doubt. Does the truth really need this much amping up for effect?

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John Hawkes takes the wheel in quirky pulp drama 'Small Town Crime

Engagingly anchored by character actor John Hawkes, “Small Town Crime” is a satisfyingly quirky serving of frisky pulp fiction.

Hawkes’ Mike Kendall is a piece of work — an unrepentant alcoholic of a disgraced ex-cop who attempts to outrun his past behind the beer-can-cluttered dashboard of his black Chevy Nova.

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'Juliet, Naked' director Jesse Peretz returns to Sundance with one of the year's buzziest titles

It was more than 20 years ago, but Jesse Peretz has no trouble remembering his first film at Sundance.

"The title was 'First Love, Last Rites' and it was in a super art section," the director recalls, thinking back. "The theater was tiny; 40 people came, four walked out, maybe more. It did not have a big plot."

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