Movie reviews: 'Maze Runner,' 'Hostiles' and more

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'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' review: Out of the Glade, into a city on fire

The capper in the 'Maze Runner' YA trilogy offers action, Dylan O'Brien, young people in Henley T's and lessons in friendship, post-apocalyptic style.

'Hostiles' review: Christian Bale goes west, with a vengeance

A bigoted U.S. Army captain escorts one of his sworn enemies to his ancestral burial ground in Scott Cooper's handsome if frustrating tale of late 19th century redemption

'Phantom Thread' review: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Thomas Anderson team up for the last time?

Taking a page out of Gothic romance, Paul Thomas Anderson reunites with Daniel Day-Lewis in a bracing, bizarre story set in the high fashion world of 1950s London.

'12 Strong' review: Chris Hemsworth leads story of task force under fire

Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon lead the charge in a story of U.S. Army Special Forces, in unlikely alliance with the Afghan "horse soldiers," against the Taliban

'Den of Thieves' review: 'Heat'-seeking tale of LA law vs. LA robbers

In a sidewinding LA crime story of LA County sheriffs vs. LA County miscreants, Gerard Butler matches wits with Pablo Shreiber, with O'Shea Jackson Jr. as the man in the middle.

Mired in melodrama, this 'Proud Mary' fails to keep rollin'

Taraji P. Henson hits hard, but 'Proud Mary' turns out to be more staid family drama than retro action thriller.

'Forever My Girl' is country-flavored romantic escapism that (for once) is written and directed by women

Katie Walsh reviews "Forever My Girl," a female-written and directed romance that will appeal to country music fans and lovers of sweet escapism.

'Call Me by Your Name' review: At long last, first love

Set in 1983 Italy, Luca Guadagnino's tale of summer love and sweet heartbreak is a 2017 highlight. Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg head the cast.

'The Commuter' review: Murder on the Neeson Express

Liam Neeson races the clock aboard a commuter train in director Jaume Collet-Serra's fourth vehicle (not the worst, not the best) with the action star.

'I, Tonya' review: Blades of glory, and then ...

Brash, fast-moving biopic of championship skater Tonya Harding (a fierce Margot Robbie), her craven, abusive husband and a questionable plan to get ahead

'Paddington 2' review: More charming than the average bear

The sequel to the 2014 picture turns out to be every bit as deft, witty and, yes, moving, as the first one.

'The Post' review: To stop, or not to stop, the presses?

Steven Spielberg, with eyes on Frank Capra as well as "All the President's Men," directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the story of The Washington Post's battle to publish the Pentagon Papers under a president who saw the press as "the enemy."

Lin Shaye is a scream, but 'Insidious: The Last Key' doesn't click

The fourth film in the "Insidious" franchise doesn't hit the horrifying heights of predecessors.

'All the Money in the World' review: Plummer seamlessly subs for Spacey

Swapping Christopher Plummer for Kevin Spacey works just fine for this slick but routine account of a Getty kidnapping, co-starring Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

'Downsizing' review: Alexander Payne has so little to say

Alexander Payne makes big mistake with small story. 0.5 stars

'Molly's Game' review: Sorkin deals Jessica Chastain a winning hand

Jessica Chastain portrays a real-life "poker princess" in writer-director Aaron Sorkin's zippy docudrama

'Father Figures' review: Road trip movie steers Ed Helms, Owen Wilson in wrong direction

'Father Figures' is offensive, tone deaf borderline hostage situation. 0 stars.

'Pitch Perfect 3' review: Rebel Wilson steals the Bellas' spotlight

"Pitch Perfect 3" jettisons the body humor for action-adventure, and leans so far into the weird that it's very, very strange, yet sometimes amusing. 2.5 stars

'The Shape of Water' review: Del Toro's fish tale is magical, romantic and dark

Guillermo del Toro dreams up a one-of-a-kind Cold War fantasy, in which a mute cleaning lady (Sally Hawkins) falls for an undersea monster with a sensitive side.

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' review: Sequel drops body-swapped characters into the wild

'Jumanji' sequel serves up stars, good hearted fun. 2.5 stars

'Darkest Hour' review: For Gary Oldman, Churchill role is V for Victory

As prime minister Winston Churchill, a leader on the brink of war, Gary Oldman guides director Joe Wright's juicy biopic all the way

Myopic, unfunny 'Father Figures' sinks under white, male privilege

“Father Figures” is, ostensibly, a movie. I'm pretty sure it is. Moving images were projected, along with recorded sound, which indicates it is a movie, but the effect was so listless, low-energy and profoundly unentertaining that I jotted down in my notes “what even IS this?”

'Pitch Perfect 3' is a fatally off-key sequel

The "Pitch Perfect" crew signs off in a trilogy-capping installment that hits all the wrong notes.

Matt Damon gets small in Alexander Payne's fascinatingly muddled sci-fi satire 'Downsizing'

For a movie about shrinking people, "Downsizing" has a lot of big ideas that don't quite gel

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' review: Rey and the Resistance prove irresistible

Writer-director Rian Johnson's middle installment of the trilogy begun with "The Force Awakens" is the zingiest "Star Wars" movie since the Empire struck back

'Ferdinand' review: A bull who dances to his own beat

The peaceful spirit of Ferdinand the bull is celebrated in the film, directed by Carlos Saldanha, but the rather sparse story has been filled out with the typical animated feature fare. 2 stars

'Wonder Wheel' review: Woody Allen, enough. Enough.

Woody Allen's latest is about a writer (Justin Timberlake) who sleeps with a needy beauty (Kate Winslet) as well as her stepdaughter (Juno Temple).

Ron Shelton's comedy 'Just Getting Started' lets down stars Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones

The first collaboration between Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones should be a union that makes audiences cheer, particularly with an experienced filmmaker like Ron Shelton.

'The Disaster Artist' review: James Franco's ode to a schlock auteur and his 'so bad, it's good' flop

Tommy Wiseau's cult spectacular, the world's best worst movie according to many, inspires a fond but forgettable biopic from a couple of Francos.

Joachim Trier's supernatural thriller ‘Thelma’ takes an unsettling look at religion and sexuality

Director Joachim Trier's "Thelma" centers on a young Norwegian college student from a religious family who has disturbing, supernatural seizures when she experiences a fierce attraction to another girl.

'My Friend Dahmer' observes the damaged teenage pathology of a killer before he strikes

Ross Lynch plays the infamous serial killer in this crime drama focusing on his troubled adolescence.

Film review: 'November Criminals'

A movie needs no ambition beyond the modest desire to occupy a viewer's time. But in our spilling-over-with-content world, there are still films that can make

'The Square' review: Ruben Ostlund skewers the art world

'The Square' punctures the pretensions of the modern art world. 2 stars.

'Coco' review: While not Pixar's best, 'Coco' is 'vividly good,' beautifully animated

A Mexican boy solves the mystery of a family curse in Disney/Pixar's vibrant, bustling Day of the Dead fantasia.

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' review: A grieving mother bent on justice

Frances McDormand stars as the mother of a murder victim seeking justice in writer-director Martin McDonagh's revenge drama.

Melissa Leo dominates 'Novitiate,' a sensitive and revealing portrayal of young women's faith

In the 1950s, a young woman discovers God through the Catholic Church and follows a path to serving him into the turbulent '60s.

'Last Flag Flying' review: Carell, Cranston and Fishburne don't march in tune

Times change. New wars are fought. The same kids pay the price. 2.5 stars

Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer star in the jolly, madcap 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

In a terrible slump, author Charles Dickens desperately sets out to write and self-publish a book that might feed his family.

'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' review: Denzel Washington is an activist lawyer in a pickle

A showy role for the splendid Denzel Washington, but "Nightcrawler" director Dan Gilroy struggles with his story of an LA legal eagle on the ropes.

'Justice League' review: Superheroes? More like super zeroes

DC's superheroes are assembled on screen at last, but film is a chaotic, baffling mess. 1.5 stars

'Lady Bird' review: Saoirse Ronan in enchanting coming-of-age tale

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf star in writer-director Greta Gerwig's lovely comedy-drama set in Sacramento, "the Midwest of California." It may be the year's most beguiling film

'Wonder' review: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay show the importance of being kind, empathetic

A wonderful message about tolerance, acceptance, understanding and respect starring Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay. 3 stars

'Star' review: Story of Jesus' birth doesn't shine quite bright enough

Mixing the profound and the silly, Nativity-themed animation 'The Star' is a hit-and-miss affair. 2 stars

'Killing of a Sacred Deer': Colin Farrell stars as a doctor plagued by dilemma

From the director of "Dogtooth" and "The Lobster" comes another dark morality tale starring Colin Farrell.

'Murder on the Orient Express' review: A mystery train, 13 suspects long

If facial hair were all, Kenneth Branagh's remake of the Agatha Christie whodunit would be grand indeed.

'Daddy's Home 2' review: At Christmastime, double the fun with dads

'Daddy's Home 2' delightful at times, but some beats miss their mark. 2.5 stars

'Wonderstruck' review: Seeing is believing this beguiling riddle set in two eras in NYC

From the author of "Hugo," a beguiling riddle set in 1920s and 1970s New York intertwines the story of two deaf characters generations apart

'Thor: Ragnarok' review: Marvel realm goes for the yuks

Thor, the Hulk and the most welcome Valkyrie (thank you, Tessa Thompson) find themselves in an intergalactic "Road" movie, to clever but mixed results.

'A Bad Moms Christmas' review: The three wise women return

Warmer but also funnier, the "Bad Moms" sequel improves on the original

'Suburbicon' review: Tone-deaf misfire from Clooney, Coens

The movie starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore is irritating, faux-edgy, tonally wack, strained, unfunny, and such a colossally tone-deaf misfire. 1 star

'Jigsaw': A not-awful return to the torture chambers of 'Saw'

Ten years after the "Saw" killer supposedly died, police are faced with either a copycat killer or a murderous ghost.

'All I See Is You' review: Blake Lively stars as a woman who regains her sight, broadens her world

Blake Lively embraces the light in 'All I See Is You.' 2.5 stars

'Thank You for Your Service' review: Miles Teller soldiers on in inconsistent PTSD story

'Thank You for Your Service' reveals a harrowing veteran experience. 2.5 stars

'Goodbye Christopher Robin' review: Origin story of Pooh beset by script heffalumps and casting woozles

In the 1920s, A.A. Milne gave a world reeling from World War I gentle books inspired by his only child and the boy's stuffed-animal friends. The British author

'Geostorm' review: A tempest only Gerard Butler can tame

Weak political elements take punch out of 'Geostorm.' 2.5 stars

Michael Fassbender won't melt your heart in the dreadfully incoherent thriller 'The Snowman'

Michael Fassbender stars as the leader of an elite detective squad who fears a dormant serial killer is back in action.

'Only the Brave' review: Josh Brolin leads elite team into wildfires

Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Taylor Kitsch star in fact-based account of the deadly 2013 Yarnell, Ariz., wildfires and the men who fought them.

'Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House' review: Unpersuasive history lesson of Deep Throat

Deep Throat drama 'Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House' stays mostly on the surface. 2 stars

Djimon Hounsou, Renée Zellweger and Greg Kinnear elevate drama 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

An art dealer attempts to save his marriage by befriending a homeless man.

All trick, no treat, 'Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' is a shoddy, low-laugh outing

The popular hyphenate follows up his 2016 horror comedy with a fright romp set at a haunted campground.

'The Florida Project': Childhood, in a land stranger than paradise

Willem Dafoe stars in a beautiful slice-of-life, set in a wild kingdom in the shadow of Disney World

'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women': One man's heroine habit

The Wonder Woman creator's unconventional design for living led to a sexual triangle and a comic book superstar

Jackie Chan still has his moves as he gets his 'Taken' moment in 'The Foreigner' — and yet ...

In "The Foreigner," Jackie Chan stars as a London businessman forced to face his violent past when his teenage daughter is taken from him.

Imagine 'Groundhog Day' with murder and a flawed victim who must save herself in 'Happy Death Day'

In a horror twist on "Groundhog Day," a college student experiences her death over and over again until she unmasks her murderer in "Happy Death Day."

'Marshall' review: Young Thurgood for the legal defense

Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad star as legal eagles in a two-pronged biopic of the future U.S. Supreme Court justice

'Blade Runner 2049' review: Ryan Gosling stars in stylish, brooding upgrade of the '82 model

Ryan Gosling searches for Harrison Ford and the key to humanity's future in Denis Villeneuve's brooding, methodical, visually splendid sequel

'The Mountain Between Us' review: Idris Elba, Kate Winslett pair up for unconventional love story

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba get lost in 'The Mountain Between Us.' 2 stars

Mystery of Van Gogh explored in visually distinctive, hand-painted animation in 'Loving Vincent'

Summer 1891, a man travels to a small French village to investigate the final weeks of artist Vincent Van Gogh in this animated tale in which every frame was painted by hand.

'My Little Pony: The Movie' is a pastel treat for those who like that sort of thing

The beloved equine toys go to the movies as the Mane 6 embark on a journey to save Ponyville.

'Earth: One Amazing Day' packs drama and comedy into one spin of an axis

Twenty-four hours in the life of the little blue planet are chronicled in this documentary.

In the uninspired family drama 'The Stray,' fiction is blander than truth

A wandering dog brings comfort to a struggling family.

'American Made' review: Tom Cruise plays a different kind of flyboy

Cruise reteams with his "Edge of Tomorrow" director for a fictionalized biopic of a classic American weasel

'Battle of the Sexes' review: Emma Stone scores as Billie Jean King in crowd-pleasing study in love matches

Review of the movie about the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs tennis match, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell

Judi Dench rules (again) in the lopsided crowdpleaser 'Victoria & Abdul'

Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in Stephen Frears' film about the Queen of England's deep and trusting friendship with an Indian clerk.

'Flatliners,' the remake nobody asked for, is exactly as witless as you'd expect

The fine line between life and death becomes a dangerous obsession for five medical students.

'Columbus' review: The architecture of attraction

In the spirit of "Before Sunrise," this elegant feature directorial debut stars John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson as opposites, attracting, amid the modernist landscape of Columbus, I

'Rebel in the Rye' review: Before he went into the woods, J.D. Salinger had to learn to write

Movie doesn't live up to Salinger mystery. 2 stars

'Friend Request' review: Serial killer offs college students through social media

"Friend Request" strikes the perfect chord for harmless horror movie fun. 2.5 stars

'Kingsman: Golden Circle' review: James Bond for idiots

James Bond for a jaded, bloodthirsty age: a slew of slumming Oscar winners can't redeem "Kingsman" sequel

'The Lego Ninjago Movie' review: Weak story knocks franchise down a peg

'Ninjago' doesn't click like previous Lego movies. 2.5 stars

'Stronger' review: Jake Gyllenhaal leads a higher grade of inspirational true-life drama

Jake Gyllenhaal's finest hour: a powerful portrait of 2013 Boston marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman.

'Menashe': A Brooklyn tale of father, son and community

In the Sundance hit 'Menashe,' documentary filmmaker Joshua Z. Weinstein turns his camera to narrative fiction grounded in reality.

'American Assassin' review: Grief therapy, black ops division

Righteous kills and rah-rah black ops tactics abound in film version of the Mitch Rapp action franchise, starring Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton.

'Mother!' review: Trouble in paradise, starring Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem portray a couple in the throes of creative panic, endless renovations and unwanted guests

'It' review: Stand by me, and we'll deal with this clown

Scary clown, but the new Stephen King screen adaptation is relentless in ways that don't help its effectiveness.

'Home Again' review: Reese Witherspoon gets her groove back with the help of three young boarders

This world doesn't quite exist, but it's an exceedingly pleasant place to escape to for a couple of hours. 3 stars

'Crown Heights' review: An innocent man's ordeal, and redemption

Hard time for crime he didn't commit: Lakeith Stanfield and former NFL player NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha star in "Crown Heights," a hit at the Sundance Film Festival.

Long-delayed romantic drama 'Tulip Fever' arrives, clipped to the bone

A married woman in 17th century Amsterdam and her lover stake their hopes of running away together on the tulip bulb market. Overenthusiastic editing has robbed the tale of character development.

'Patti Cake$' review: Taking the rap in Jersey

The Sundance hit about a Bayonne, N.J., rapper on the rise pushes every button.

'Unlocked' review: Noomi Rapace kicks, punches, plots in effort to save London

Starring Noomi Rapace, "Unlocked" proves to be a satisfying action thriller starring one of the most exciting current female action stars. 3 stars.

'I Do ... Until I Don't' review: Lake Bell helms a sweet romance

At its gooey center, "I Do ... Until I Don't" is like vanilla cake. It is sweet, but generally there's nothing that memorable about it. 2.5 stars

'Good Time' review: The crook (a thief), his life and his brother

Robert Pattinson joins forces with the Safdie brothers for a kinetic New York crime story

'Ingrid Goes West' review: Aubrey Plaza embodies true horror story for our digital times

Dark comedy 'Ingrid Goes West' is a warning to fave-thirsty social media addicts. 3 stars

'The Only Living Boy in NY' review: Bad writing makes this film DOA

It’s hard to know what to make of the protagonist of “The Only Living Boy in New York,” a dour but idealistic aspiring writer in his early 20s who, when he

Martial arts flick 'Birth of the Dragon' is an interesting, if corny, take on Bruce Lee legend

Martial arts legend Bruce Lee gets his start in 1964 San Francisco and challenges a master.

Animated 'Leap!' is fun when it dances, but the storytelling? Oof!

An orphan dreams of going to Paris to become a dancer, while her best friend hopes to become a famous inventor in this animated tale.

The faith-based 'All Saints' finds beauty and redemption in community

John Corbett stars as a pastor who teams with a group of Burmese refugees to save a church he was sent to close in the American heartland.

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' review: Assassin meets boy scout; corpses ensue

In "The Hitman's Bodyguard," A routine action vehicle gets retooled as a nattering Samuel L. Jackson/Ryan Reynolds action comedy.

'Logan Lucky': Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig cut a caper

A NASCAR track heist brings director Steven Soderbergh back to "Ocean's 11" land, this time a couple of notches down the socioeconomic scale.

'Brigsby Bear' review: Kyle Mooney plays a childlike adult in dark tale

Childlike wonder never grows old. 3 stars