Movie Reviews 2017, January 13th

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Pick of the Week

Fences

One of the many reasons to see Fences is that Denzel Washington—not Robert De Niro, not Morgan Freeman, not Christian Bale—is one of the two best American actors working today. The other—for me—is Meryl Streep. A-

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La La Land

I liked this film, but I didn't fall in love like some of the others have. Hollywood loves to romanticize the story of artists and would-be artists—but these same people aren't very accepting of the soap operas of other folks. Ryan Gosling, as always, was great. A-

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Manchester by the Sea

Well done, but depressing as hell. Casey Affleck will probably be the runner-up for Best Actor this year. A-

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Why Him?

Why this movie? I guess because it has its moments, and Bryan Cranston is an incredible talent. B-

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Passengers

Big stars. Big budget. Disappointing results. C+

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Assassin's Creed

Unwatchable—at least by me. D

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