Weekend Openings: McDonald’s and ‘Split’ Personalities

This weekend, an interesting mix of 2016 award hopefuls and 2017 crowd-pleasers flood the marketplace. From a look at the origin of McDonald’s to the latest M. Night Shyamalan joint,  there’s something for just about everyone. In addition, there’s also the nationwide expansion of awards hopeful “20th Century Women.” With that small tease in mind, let’s […]

Weekend Openings: Oscar Hopefuls Litter the Holiday Weekend

This weekend, a ton of Oscar contenders are finally hitting screens. The new releases are supported by expansions, including for Denzel Washington‘s film “Fences.” Technically, Sunday also brings the release of “20th Century Women,” “Hidden Figures,” “Live by Night” and “Toni Erdmann,” but they’ll be handled in next week’s column. In addition, “La La Land” […]

Weekend Openings: An ‘Arrival’ for ‘Billy Lynn’ and Zoe Kazan

This weekend, we have a really nice assortment of new releases. For one, sci-fi fans get a treat with the release of “Arrival.” Independent cinema hounds have a riveting Zoe Kazan performance to bite into. There’s also “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” limping into theaters, among other titles of note. This is another week that […]

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Weekend Openings: Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’ and Michael Moore Shine

This weekend, “Moonlight” makes its highly anticipated theatrical bow. The weekend also features a surprise entry of a new Michael Moore film, among many other titles. It all makes for a set of new releases that really showcase how we’re now in the thick of awards season. There’s still solid popcorn entertainment to be found, but […]